Welcome to the Exams Page.
Information has been split into sections
Providing material in the following areas:

  • Exam Syllabi
  • Important Information for Candidates
  • Exam Timetables
  • Guide to Post Results
  • Certificates

Exam Syllabi

Exam Syllabi lists the exam awarding body and the specification code information for KS4 (Y10 and Y11) and KS5 (6th Form) subjects studies at Helsby High School.

Examination Entry Application Form (for Helsby High School pupils only). External candidates must contact the Examinations Officer through the school contact number.

Exam Syllabi 18-19

Important Information for Candidates

Regulations for taking assessments and exams are overseen by the Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ). Click on the following links for more information about regulations, responsibilities and the effect of behaviour during the exam period;

Exam Timetables

Key Stage 4 Summer 2020 Exam Timetable

Key Stage 5 Summer 2020 Exam Timetable

Individual timetables, and where possible, seating plans will also be issued to all students taking exams.

General external examination timetables can be found on the awarding body websites; AQA, Pearson, OCR and EDUQAS

Guide to Post Results

Results will be published on the dates shown below. During term time, these results will be issued to you via your form tutor in your registration period. In the summer, the school will be open for you to collect results. More information about this will be provided nearer the time as arrangements are finalised.

  • Results Release Dates

Please refer to the Awarding Body websites for information regarding Grade Boundaries. There are links to pages for students and grade boundaries from each website.

Guide to Post Results Services gives details of the options available to you if you are unhappy with your results.


Certificates for November Exams arrive in school during January and from the Summer Exams arrive in school during October.

If, at this time, you are still a pupil at the school, the certificates are kept securely until you have completed your studies here. All of your certificates will then be available to you in the December following Year 11 or Year 13. Certificates will be needed for most jobs or further education applications and, as examination boards charge in the region of £45 for each replacement certificate, they must be kept securely after collection.

If you have left school, a letter will be sent to your last recorded address to advise you that your certificates are ready for collection. If someone else will be collecting them on your behalf, please ensure that you complete and sign a Third Party Collection Form to present at the Exams Office.

Certificates are only required to be kept for a minimum of 12 months. After this time, the school is able to destroy any uncollected certificates. If you have not collected your certificates within this 12 month period, check with the Exams Office to see if we still hold them. If the certificates are no longer with us, please contact the Exam Board that awarded the qualification to arrange a replacement; AQA, EDUQAS, OCR, Pearson.