Exams at Hyde consist of internal exams (set by your teachers) and external exams (set by outside authorities).

The links on this page will help you understand the rules and regulations for these, as well as how they are administered including key dates. If you have any questions relating to exams you should ask your subject teacher or our full time exams officer, Mrs Heather Barnett.

[email protected]

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Important Documents

There are many regulations with which you, as a student, must familiarise yourself . These are governed by J.C.Q. and links can by found opposite to the essential documents which you must read.

If you have any questions or are unsure about anything relating to exam rules and regulations you must seek advice from Mrs Barnett, the exams officer.



Exam Calendar

The calendar shows major internal and external examinations. Whilst we compile this to assist you in planning for your exams, it is vital that you check your formal paper exam timetable for the definitive dates.

“The Joint Council for Qualifications have provided the following provisional dates for GCSE exams in Summer 2020: 11th May 2020 – 19th June 2020” 

Please note these are provisional dates and can change at any time. Hyde High School does not accept any liability for issues with holidays/bookings made before the end of term, should the exam boards make any changes to the timetable or any further actions are required. The end of term is Thursday 16th July 2020.


Exam Results

Arrangements for receiving grades on 20th August 2020

You should have already selected one of the two options:

1. Via your school email account on the morning of 20th August 2020 


2. In person from school between 9:00am and 11:00am

IMPORTANT - Please note that if you or a member of your household are displaying any symptoms of Covid-19 on August 20th , you MUST NOT attend school; grades can be emailed on request in this situation.

Arrangements for collection of grades in school will be different this year. You should arrive between the allocated times shown above (accompanied by a maximum of one parent or carer if you wish) and you will be guided into school to collect your results. Appropriate social distancing must be observed.

You will need to log your educational/employment plans for September with a member of staff and will have the opportunity to speak to, or book an appointment with, a senior member of staff or a careers advisor if you are concerned about your grades.

Once this process is complete, you will need to make your way straight home and, unfortunately, will not be able to meet with other pupils on the school site.

If you choose to receive your grades by email you can still contact school to make an appointment with a senior member of staff or a careers advisor if you wish to do so.

Positive Steps Careers Service will be available to provide independent career advice by calling 0800 484 0407 / 0161 621 9292 or emailing [email protected]

If you are unhappy with your grades, you will have the opportunity to take your exams in the autumn or in summer 2021. If you choose to do this, you will be able to use the higher of the two grades for future progression.



Each year certificates are awarded at Certificates Evening in the autumn term. We will write to you nearer the time with details, inviting you to this event.

Students not attending this event should collect certificates from the Examinations Officer in school after Certificates Evening by the student. Should the student be unable to collect them, they may nominate someone to collect them on their behalf if written consent has been provided to the Exams Officer.

Once awarded, certificates must be kept in a safe place as they are difficult and expensive to replace. Certificates will probably be required as proof by colleges and/or employers when applying for courses or employment.

If lost, you must apply to the relevant exam board for replacements. Please click on the relevant exam board below.