Exams Information

Some points to remind students:

  1. Arrive 15 mins to 30 mins prior to the start of the exam. Refrain from bringing mobile phones, digital watches and/or any type of electronic communication or storage device into the exam room. If found in possession during an examination (even if it is turned off) we are obliged to report the infringement to the awarding body.
  2. ID’s must be placed face up on the exam table next to the seat number so that the invigilator can check them without disturbing students.
  3. Water bottles must be clear of any markings or labels.
  4. Ensure you have all the correct equipment before your exams. For Mathematics and Science exams, students should ensure their calculators conform to examinations regulations. The cover should be removed and left with your possessions. ENSURE YOU HAVE NEW BATTERIES.
  5. Do not draw graffiti or write offensive comments on examination papers – if you do the examination board may refuse to accept your paper.
  6. Please do not write on examination desks. This is regarded as vandalism and you will be asked to pay for the repair/ cleaning.
  7. Students are expected to behave in a respectful manner towards all invigilators and follow their instructions at all times.
  8. As most of the exams are quite long, it is advisable that you have a snack and preferably a bottle of water (without the label)  with you if you have more than one exam in one day. Please note you cannot eat in the exam hall but you are allowed a bottle of water.

Exam Certificates

Certificates from Summer 2018 Exams are now available for collection from the school reception.

Certificates must be collected from the main reception on;

Wednesday 19th December 2018 between 09:00 and 15:00 

Thursday 20th December 2018 between 09:00 and 15:00

All current Copthall students can collect the certificates from the reception on Wednesday between 09:00 and 12:00

Please note that we will not be handling certificates on the 21st December 2018

If you are an ex-student, please make sure you bring a valid photo ID when colleting your certificates.

All certificate collections must be signed for by the recipient.  If you are unable to attend in person you can nominate a third party to do so on your behalf. Please email Mrs Cortese with your third party details. When collecting the named third party must have valid ID with them that will be same as the ID details mentioned in your email. We also need a letter from you giving permission that will contain your signature, and a copy of your photo ID with signature.

Please send your emails to


If you have lost your certificates or did not collect them and they have now been destroyed you will have to contact the individual exam boards for copies (AQA, OCR, Edexcel, WJEC).  The school can let you have a statement of results printed, please note that we may not have results going beyond 2006. Please email Mrs Cortese with your full name, DOB and the year you last sat exams.  It is a lengthy process to access the archives so please allow up to 28 days for a reply.


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