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GCSE Results

GCSE results will be available to collect from AVA on Thursday 24 August 2023. Timings will be communicated in due course.

If your child can’t attend results day, they need to make the school aware

Exam results can be handed to Parents or Carers, but we must have written permission from the child to be able to do this.

After GCSE results day all students must complete Buckinghamshire Council’s 16 Plus Survey. Information about the survey for students is on the attached flyer. Please encourage your young person to fill this in promptly once they have their results. The Council will use it to report which young people are in learning or work to the Department for


A reminder of some important information regarding the exams:

  • Students must attend all exams that are allocated to them on their individual candidate timetable. ​
  • Misreading the timetable will not be accepted as a satisfactory explanation for your absence. ​
  • If a student misses an exam due to illness, you must telephone the school.
  • Mobile phones, headphones, watches, bags will be left in the main hall before students enter the exam hall. The main hall will be locked for the duration of the exam. Students can then collect their belongings from the main hall once they’ve finished the exam. 
  • If a device is found on a student in the exam hall and it is turned on, this will result in disqualification from entire subject award. ​
  • If a device is found on a student in the hall exam and turned off, this will result in disqualification from that component of the subject award.

Revision Guidance

Over the weekend talk to your child about the upcoming mocks. Remind them of the following:

  • Revision does not need to be reading a book. All students have access to where they can access revision podcasts. 
  • All students were given flashcards earlier in the week, they can use these to make revision notes. Encourage them to write 7 points about the topic on each card. 
  • Tell them it is OK to feel nervous about the exams. 
  • Remind them they need to have rest breaks as well. 

Useful Exam Documents

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