Students who are entitled to Exam Access Arrangements will usually have already had these at school. It is really important that we know about these arrangements at the start of the course. To allow fair and equal access to examinations and assessments, applications for access arrangements have to be submitted to the exam board well in advance and it can take time to provide evidence of need.
The type of access arrangements that can be put in place can vary depending on your requirements but can include: a reader, scribe, computer reader, extra time, prompt, separate or smaller room and exam papers in suitable formats (such as large print or coloured paper). Arrangements put in place must be based on evidenced need, and on the student’s normal way of working whilst at College.
In most cases students will need to meet with a member of our Specialist Support Team to carry out an assessment of need to identify whether arrangements in place at school are still relevant, or to carry out a formal Exam Access Arrangement assessment. Students will be offered appointments for these assessments through their emails and teaching staff, the responsibility to attend lies with the students and if they do not attend more than one booked appointment they may miss the opportunity for this assessment.
The deadline for applying for Exam Access Arrangements for the Summer exam series 2022 is 31st March 2022.
Exam Dates 2021/22
The assessment methods for Further Education courses will vary from course to course, not all of these will have formal exams, but many will. Course tutors will advise how students are assessed, and will support them to prepare for and be ready to sit exams where these take place.
In many cases, exam and assessment dates will be organised by the College to suit the needs of the course and the readiness of students, but some courses undertake national public exams which are on the same date and times for everyone and these cannot be changed, these include GCSEs and BTEC qualifications.
GCSE exams Summer 2022
All GCSE exams start at 9.30am and students should aim to arrive by 8.45am at the latest.
|GCSE English Paper 1||Wednesday 18th May 2022||9.30am||1 hour 45 minutes|
|GCSE English Paper 2||Friday 10th June 2022||9.30am||1 hour 45 minutes|
|GCSE Maths Paper 1 (Non-Calculator)||Friday 20th May 2022||9.30am||1 hour 30 minutes|
|GCSE Maths Paper 2 (Calculator)||Tuesday 7th June 2022||9.30am||1 hour 30 minutes|
|GCSE Maths Paper 3 (Calculator)||Monday 13th June 2022||9.30am||1 hour 30 minutes|
Exam Contingency Day 29th June
It is important that you are available for all of your exam dates including the exam contingency day – 29th June 2022. In the event that an exam cannot take place due to significant disruption, it will be rescheduled to 29th June 2022 so please avoid taking any holidays until after this date.
Non-GCSE Summer Exam Series 2022
All other exams, including BTEC Nationals, take place across the Summer term (mainly in May and June 2022). Your tutor will confirm which exams you have been entered for, when and where these exams will take place and what equipment you will need to bring.
These are national exams which means that the dates and times cannot be changed.
Learners studying GCSEs and other level 2 qualification, such as BTECs, will receive their results on Thursday 25th August 2022.
The results day for level 3 programmes will be Thursday 18th August 2022.
All results will be available to view on the CI Connect App so it is worth downloading this now in preparation for results day. https://www.colchester.ac.uk/ci-connect/
Communication will also be sent to all students in advance about other methods to view results, and this will be published on this website.
Please do not attend campus on results days, unfortunately we are not able to provide results in person.
Collecting Exam Certificates
We usually hold certificate collection days in November for those who want to come in to the campus to collect their certificates in person. Please keep checking your emails, and this webpage, for information on how to collect your certificates.
Some certificates may be posted out to you directly using the address we have for you on our records. Please ensure you keep us informed if you change address to ensure your certificates get to you!
If you need to change your address, even after you have finished your course, please email the Registry Team on: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have lost your old certificates
You will need to contact the relevant awarding body to order a replacement certificate. If you need confirmation of which awarding body you studied with, we may be able to help you. Please email: email@example.com with your full name, date of birth and the information that you need and we will do our best to assist you.
We will do our best to respond to any requests within 10 working days.