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GCSE Exam Resit Information

GCSE exams were cancelled this summer and in place, schools were asked to provide Centre Assessed Grades for all pupils.  If you feel that you would have done better if you had the opportunity to sit an exam, you have the option to resit - and the better grade will count.  These resits will be exam based only - the grade will not include any coursework you may have completed or partially completed, nor will new coursework be set, so please do bear this in mind.

Depending on numbers, we will either hold the exams at The Westgate School or at another venue - this will be confirmed at a later stage.  Whilst there is no charge for this, we are asking for a £40 deposit per subject which will be cashed only if you fail to show up or fail to let us know by the end of September that you have changed your mind, in order to cover the costs that the school has paid out unnecessarily.  If you attend the exam, it will be free of charge and any deposits returned or cheques destroyed. 

Please note if you achieved less than a grade 4 in English or Maths, you will need to resit these at your college, and not with us - please speak with them for further information.

Unfortunately, we will not be able to provide revision support for these resits - teachers will have full timetables and will therefore not have capacity to do so - however your college may be able to support.  We will provide you will all relevant information sent through by the exam boards though, as well as exam timetables etc - any access arrangements that would have been in place this summer will be the same in November.  Please do speak with your college about the time you will need to miss in order to do the resits and reflect with them and your parents on whether this is definitely the best use of your time now.

Results from these exams will be issued on 11th February, and we will be in touch with details about this.


In order to enter for a resit, you must:

  • Download and complete the entry form below - please print it

  • Bring the form and a cheque or cash deposit to the School Reception by 12noon on 11th September (if you are bringing cash, please wait for a receipt).  Please ensure the person who takes it from you knows that it is a GCSE resit entry form by labelling it as such.  We advise you don't post it, as things may get lost in the post, but if you do, please contact the school before 11th September to ensure it has been received - ask to speak with Mr Stuart House, Exams Officer.

We will contact you with further details about the exam via the email address you provide on the form - please double check it is accurate and legible.


We wish you the best of luck with any exams you resit, and with your future studies.

Please click here to down load the form

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