Provisional examination timetables for GCSE’s and A’Levels summer 2017
Courses at Ks4 and Ks5 are provided by awarding bodies (examination boards). They set out the knowledge and skills that are required to be covered and they determine the way in which the course is assessed.
The vast majority of courses include at least one examination.
An examination is a written paper that has to be completed at a specified time and under specified conditions. The time and conditions are determined by the awarding bodies.
Most examinations take place blocks of time called an exam series.
Summer is the the main exam series, but there are also examination series that take place at other times during the year depending upon the awarding body.