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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 Examination Timetable

A copy of the Year 11 Summer GCSE Examination Timetable can be downloaded 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

Examination results will be available on Thursday 25th August.  Students will be given details of the process for collecting their results from the Academy.

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

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.

Year 11 Subjects, Topics and Skills to Revise

How do I revise? Keep calm and click here for a guide.

Exam Revision – 10 Top Tips from Ms Matthews

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




Use the links below to download files for the AQA GCSE Required Science Practicals.  Each file will provide you with a series of links to YouTube videos.




Revise your French for GCSE Using the Internet

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



Information for Candidates