On 18 March 2020, the Secretary of State for Education announced1 that the summer 2020 GCSE, AS and A level exam series would be cancelled in order to help fight the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) and that students due to sit the exams would be awarded a grade based on an assessment of the grade they would have been most likely to achieve had exams gone ahead. On 23 March, in a written statement to Parliament2, the Secretary of State explained the government’s intention that results would be issued to this year’s cohort based on a range of evidence and data, including performance on mock exams and non-exam assessment.

Any student who believes a grade they receive this summer does not reflect their ability will be able to sit an exam at the earliest possible opportunity in the autumn.

Students who are studying GCSE, AS or A level courses, and who are due to take exams in 2021, will also have experienced disruption to their education this year. To ensure that exams and assessments in 2021 are as fair as possible in the circumstances, Ofqual are now formally consulting on proposed changes to the way some GCSEs, AS and A levels will be assessed in summer 2021.

For further details please visit our dedicated page regarding our Results Days

Collection of Exam certificates - from December 2020

Certificates will not arrive at the school until December 2020 - January 2021. 

You can collect your certificates in person from our Main Reception between the times 09:30-10:30 and 1:30-4:00.  Alternatively, they can be collected by someone on your behalf provided they have written permission from you. In either case, we will ask that the certificates are checked and signed for. I regret that, unless arrangements have been made with a specific teacher, you will not be able to visit within school. 

The school will be closed 21st Dec 2020 - 1st Jan 2021 for the festive holiday.

If you have any further queries please contact the Examinations Officer:

Mrs. Karen Forbes-Turner

Tel: 01372 745333, ext 208  

Email Mrs. Forbes-Turner


Key Dates 2020


Qualification type

4 September

GCE Entry Deadline: Autumn Exam Series

18 September

GCSE Deadline: Autumn Exam Series

5-23 October

GCE Autumn Series A-level examinations

2-23 November

GCSE Autumn Series A-level examinations

9-20 November

Year 11 Mocks

4-13 January

Year 13 Mocks

22 Feb – 5 March

Year 10 Mocks and Year 11 Mock 2

17-28 May

Year 12 Mocks

29 June

Exam Contingency Day

The designation of a ‘contingency day’ within the common examination timetable is in the event of national or significant local disruption to examinations in the United Kingdom. It is part of the awarding bodies’ standard contingency planning for examinations. Centres must therefore remind candidates that they must remain available until Tuesday 29 June 2021 should an awarding body need to invoke its contingency plan.

TBC Summer 2021 Formal Exams

Exams Notices

Subjects, exam boards and codes

The documents below give details of the subjects, exam boards and specification codes studied at KS4 & KS5 at Blenheim High School by Year Group.

Exam Certificates

2019/20 Certificates will be available for collection from December 2020. It will not be possible to send certificates home as they need to be signed for. Details of dates and collection times will be sent out at the end of November.

Certificates for exams sat within the 2018/19 academic year are available to collect from Reception. It will not be possible to send certificates home as they need to be signed for. 

Certificates are important documents and must be kept securely. 

Contact Mrs Forbes-Turner

JCQ notices below for current candidates:

Post Results Services

Please see our results page for full details of the arrangements for 2020