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Examinations & Revision


To support our vision of educating excellence and to ensure that all our students achieve their absolute best in public examinations at KS4 and beyond, we are committed to ensuring that all our students are as well prepared as they can be for assessments.

Public examinations, whether for GCSE, A Level or BTEC qualifications, can be very stressful, and we know that practice, rather than avoidance, is the key to success.

Year 11 Summer GCSE Examinations 2024

A copy of the Year 11 Summer Examinations Timetable for 2024 can be found here

BTEC - Support for learners on Results Day

Should students require advice or support regarding BTEC qualifications they can contact Pearson, the awarding body.
For further information and advice please follow @BTECStudents or check the student webpage which are both updated regularly with the latest information. If you have any specific questions Pearson can be contacted here, where live chat is also available, or phone them on 0345 618 0440. Phone lines will open at 8:30am on Results Day.

Examination Results Day 2024

GCSE results will be available to collect from the Academy Sports Hall foyer on Thursday 22nd August between 9.00 am and 11.00 am.

There will be staff on hand to help students understand their results and to help with any queries they may have.  A member of the Careers team will also be on hand to offer any help and guidance about post-16 places.

A parent/carer can collect results on a student’s behalf, but only if they have written permission.

If you have any specific queries regarding examinations at Thornhill Community Academy, please contact our Examinations Officer James MacFaul on

Requests for leave during exam time

During Year 10 and 11, students will undertake controlled assessments and mock exams throughout the school year.  External exams are timetabled on dates set by the exam boards and cannot be changed.  Students cannot arrange to sit exams on different days.  For this reason, we stress that holidays/trips must not be booked during term time and any requests for such absences will not be authorised.

The following websites contain advice on how to cope with the stress of exams and offer help in planning revision.

NHS: Coping with exam stress

Childline: Exam stress

Ofqual: Coping with exam pressure - a guide for students  

Links to Exam Board websites


English Literature, Science, Art, Textiles, Design & Technology Subjects, Urdu, French, Spanish, Geography

Pearson Edexcel

Maths, Religious Studies, History, BTEC Subjects


Creative iMedia Cambridge National, Computer Science


English Language, Hospitality and Catering

Please find below JCQ Exam Warning Notices to students.

Revision help

Examinations can be a stressful time for many students. To help our students be prepared, we have gathered together a range of revision sources and top tips.

Revision Strategies for Students

Getting the most out of Revision

We've gathered the best revision websites to help students prepare for GCSE’s.



GCSE - BBC Bitesize


GCSE - BBC Bitesize



Revise your French for GCSE Using the Internet

Radio app on phones – plenty of French and Spanish radio stations!

GCSE - BBC Bitesize


GCSE - BBC Bitesize


GCSE - BBC Bitesize

Information for Candidates