Examinations Information

Examinations Timetable 2023-2024


All pupils at Pen Y Dre High School take part in examinations, some of which are set internally and some externally.  Internal examinations are set and managed by staff within the school, and take place towards the end of the school year at a time which fits with the school calendar.  External examinations are set by examination boards outside school and are strictly regulated by a rule book which dictates when and how the examinations are run.  At any time during an external examination the school can be visited by an Inspector to ensure that all regulations are being adhered to.

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Examination Information

  • Morning exams start at 9.00am
  • Afternoon exams start at 1.00pm

You must arrive at school by 8.30am for the morning sessions and by 12.30pm for the afternoon sessions, dependent on the length of your examination. Always check with the examination manager Mr C Whitney or Mr H. Richards Deputy Head about exam start times. (Do not follow the advice on the timetable slip of 9:15 am and 1:30 pm start times – these are national times and not school based times)

  • School uniform must be worn for all examinations.
  • All answers, unless otherwise stated on the examination paper, are to be written in BLACK ball point pen.
  • You MUST NOT have a mobile phone on your person in the examination room, whether switched on or not.
  • Any absence from an examination, owing to ill health, must be certified by a Doctor’s note and forwarded to the school as soon as possible.
  • You are NOT allowed to talk or communicate with another candidates in any way during the examination.
  • Anyone engaged in unfair practice will be dealt with according to the rules of the exam board and this may have serious implications for all of your examinations, not just the paper you are sitting at that time.

In the event of an emergency you must phone the school and inform us of your circumstances; the school telephone number is 01685 351845.


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