Academic: Examinations

Updated: Wed 22 Sep 2021   Share: Share on facebookShare on TwitterShare on MySpaceShare by Email

Our examinations system is run by Dr Leanne Luppi, Examinations Officer. If you would like more information please contact Dr Luppi by email at

Public Examinations Advice

Please refer below for information regarding public exams and adverse weather:

•Morning examinations commence at 9am and afternoon examinations at 1.30pm. Students are expected to arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the published start time

•A candidate will be considered very late if they arrive more than one hour after the awarding body's published start time for an examination which lasts one hour or more i.e after 10am for a morning examination or after 2.30pm for an afternoon examination. If an examination lasts less than one hour a candidate will be considered very late if they arrive after the awarding body's published finish time for the examination.

•If the main school is closed due to adverse weather public examinations will still go ahead as per JCQ regulations. If a student is unable to get to school safely to sit the examination he/she will not be able to retake the module until the following summer with the exception of GCSE English and Maths. Examination boards will not allow papers to be taken at a later date in the series.



Summer 2021 GCSE and A Level certificates will be handed out at Awards Evening in 16th December 2021.

Uncollected certificates from previous years are held in school and are available for collection from the examinations office. You are welcome to collect the certificates in person during school hours. You may delegate someone to collect them on your behalf. Please note that you must provide written permission for them to do so. Please email Dr Luppi in the Examinations Office in advance so that the certificates can be located and left in reception:

If you would like to have your certificates posted by recorded delivery please write to Dr Luppi enclosing a cheque for £2.50 made payable to ‘The Bishops' Stortford High School’. Please ensure you also provide the correct mailing address.

Uncollected certificates will be destroyed after 10 years.

Results Days 2022

A Level Results  August 2022 - TBC

GCSE Results  August 2022 - TBC

Please contact Dr Luppi, Examinations Officer, for more information -


Appeals for 2021

Appeals must be submitted electronically using the online form here.

Deadline for all Centre Reviews (stage 1) appeals is - Monday 16th August 2021

Deadline for deciding whether to apply for an Awarding Organisation (stage 2) appeals is - Monday 23rd August 2021 


The deadline for telling the school of your intention to resit an A level is Monday 6th September 2021

The deadline for telling the school of your intention to resit a GCSE is Friday 17th September 2021

To view the TBSHS School Performance Tables on the Department of Education website, please click here.