Exams at One

If you would like to get in touch with the exams team, please email

Summer 2024 Exam Timetable

The dates for the Summer 2024 exams have now been confirmed. Please click the link below to view the overall timetable.

If you are looking for exam dates for an exam that is not listed on the current schedule, please contact the Exams team, or consult the Awarding Body websites.

Summer 2024 Exam Timetable

Non-Examined Assessments

Some students need to complete Non-Examined Assessment (NEA's) as part of their qualification. These pieces of work need to be submitted to the course tutors in line with the timeline set out by One, so it meets the deadline set by the Exam board.

The dates for submission for the 2023-2024 academic year can be viewed through the following link.

NEA Submission Dates for Academic Year 2023-2024

Exam Information

Please find below links to the awarding bodies websites where you will be able to find information about exams.

 All students should familiarise themselves with these documents and rules:

Exams Assist

If you are taking exams this academic year, please make sure you have checked your entries, personal information and any allocated access arrangements on the Exams Assist portal.

Please scan the QR Code below which will take you through the login screen.

Exams Assist QR Code

Guidance for Logging in to Exams Assist

Absence or Lateness during Exams

If you are going to be absent from an exam, or will be arriving late, it is important that you contact the college as soon as possible. You must either:

The A-Z of Exams

We have compiled a useful A-Z guide which contains everything you need to know about exams at One Sixth Form College. Please take a moment to familiarise yourself with this. If you have any questions or are unsure about anything, please speak to a member of Exams staff who will be happy to help.

The A-Z of Exams - Autumn 2023

Collecting Certificates

2023 Certificates are available to collect from Reception. Please remember to bring ID.

If you would like someone to collect on your behalf, please email with your name and the name of who will be collecting on your behalf. They will need to bring their own ID. Alternatively you can fill out the candidate permission form here. 

Candidate permission form (doc)

Replacement Exam Certificates

If you have had your official certificates, have now misplaced them and now require replacements, you will need to contact the exam boards directly. Please be aware that the boards do charge a fee for this service.

Exam Revision Advice

As exam seasons approach we want to offer students some hints and tips on study skills and exams revision.

It is important to think about your study skills when starting to revise for your exams. Reflecting on the way you learn, revise and retain information are important things to think about in order to prepare for your exams.

Study Reflection - Why is it important?

Reflecting helps you to develop your skills and review their effectiveness, rather than just carry on doing things as you have always done them. It is about questioning, in a positive way, what you do and why you do it and then deciding whether there is a better, or more efficient, way of doing it in the future. 

In any role, whether at home or at work, reflection is an important part of learning. When we learn we can become stuck in a routine that may not be working effectively. Thinking about your own skills can help you identify changes you might need to make.

Reflective questions to ask yourself:

  • Strengths – What are my strengths? For example, am I well organised? Do I remember things
  • Weaknesses – What are my weaknesses? For example, am I easily distracted? Do I need more practice with a particular skill?
  • Skills – What skills do I have and what am I good at?
  • Problems – What problems are there at work/home that may affect me? For example, responsibilities or distractions that may impact on study or work.
  • Achievements – What have I achieved?
  • Happiness – Are there things that I am unhappy with or disappointed about? What makes me happy?
  • Solutions – What could I do to improve in these areas?

Learning Styles

Find out what learning style best suits you before you start your revision. 

  • Visual – learning best by seeing
  • Aural/Auditory – learning best by listening
  • Read/Write – learning best by information displayed by words
  • Kinaesthetic – learning best by doing

Top exam tips

Start early:

Don’t leave it too late to start your revision. Make sure you give yourself enough time to plan your revision so you are not rushing to fit everything in.

Draw up a revision timetable:

Research has shown that working in 20-30 minute blocks can help keep your concentration high. It’s good to take short, frequent breaks to keep your focus. Make sure to test yourself with past papers so you are familiar with the format of the questions asked.

Find a suitable study space:

Make sure you find a study space that means you can work without getting distracted and can work without being interrupted. Using friends and family to test you and give you feedback on your answers.

Make notes:

This is the best way to memorise lots of information, sitting and read textbook after textbook won’t help you to retain the information you need. Use bright coloured pens and notelets to help you identify key pieces of information.


Making sure you take time for physical activity is important. Exercise will help ensure your brain gets oxygen, keep your blood pressure low and is a great release for any exam stress.

The night before the exam:

Try not to revise the night before the exam, you will stress yourself trying to cram in last minute revision. Try to relax and get an early night’s sleep.

The day of the exam:

Don’t think about passing or failing, try to stay calm and keep a clear head. Now is the time for all your hard work and revision to pay off, stay calm in the exam and the information you have studied will be easier to remember.

Reports on results

  A*C A*-D A*-E
GCE 71.08 88.33 96.43
  D*D*D*-DDD D*D*D* - MMM D*D*D* - PPP
Vocational L3 Extended Diploma 33.33 73.66 98.92
  D*-D D*-M D*-P
Vocationl Level 3 Extended Certificate 45 81.5 97
  D*D*-DD D*D*-MM D*D*-PP
Vocational Level 2 12.07 44.83 82.76