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Start of Term for Students

Thursday 4th September 2014- Start of term for students in Yrs 7 and 12 only

Friday 5th September 2014 - Start of term for students in Yrs 8, 9, 10, 11 and 13

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Collection and Confirmation of Exam Results

Thursday 14th August 2014 - A level, AS level, BTec

Thursday 21st August 2014 - GCSE

Friday 22nd August 2014 - New entrants to 6th Form, exam and subject confirmation for external students and surgery for only internal students who may wish to review, discuss or request changes.

Important Information
Results will be available for collection from the times below until 10:30am.  Students wishing for a relative or friend to collect their results must advise the Examinations Manager before the end of the summer term and send a signed letter of authorisation with the collector. If that person is not known to the school we will ask them for identification before passing results in a sealed envelope. Any uncollected A2 level results will be posted from 11:00am onwards.  AS and GCSE candidates not intending to collect in person but wishing their results to be posted, should leave a stamped addressed envelope with the Examinations Manager.  Result slips for AS and GCSE not collected or posted on results day will be retained in school for collection at the start of the new term, again with the necessary authority.

The school reception will not be open for phone calls and we are not permitted to send e-mails.

A level results will be available from 9:00am on Thursday 14th August. If you are unable to collect in person, you must make arrangements as above before the end of the summer term.

AS and BTec results will be available from 9:30am on Thursday 14th August. If you are unable to collect in person, you must make arrangements as above before the end of the summer term.

GCSE for Year 11- results will be available from 9:00am on Thursday 21st August. If you are unable to collect in person, you must make arrangements as above before the end of the summer term.

GCSE for Year 10- results will be available from 9:30am on Thursday 21st August. If you are unable to collect in person, you must make arrangements as above before the end of the summer term.

On both days Results Packs will be available for any student wishing to request a remark or a copy script.  The window for GCE Year 13 Priority Remarks is very tight, especially if you are having a paper re-marked to secure a university place.  It is advisable that you bring a cheque book in the event that you need to make an application.
This summer Year 10’s will want to collect their results as most will have 2 GCSE outcomes.

We will not be accepting nomination letters on results day, as we are unable to confirm at this point if they are genuine.  Under no circumstances will we hand results to a third party if the above procedure has not been followed.

Students due to start Sixth Form in September 2014

Friday 22nd August

10:30 – 12:30pm - Exam and Subject Confirmation for External students new to The Downs School (please bring in a copy of your GCSE exam results)

1pm – 2:30pm - Surgery for Internal students who may need to or wish to reconsider course choice (attendance is only required for those students that may wish to review, discuss or request changes).