GCSE and A Level Timetables

Parents, do you know the examining boards that covers each of your child’s subjects in this upcoming GCSEs and A Level exams? These boards (sometimes called awarding bodies) are responsible for setting and rewarding secondary education qualifications such as GCSEs, A Levels and BTEC.

The common and mostly used examining boards include:

AQA (Assessment and Qualification Alliance)
CCEA (Council for the Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment)
EDEXCEL
OCR (Oxford, Cambridge and RSA Examination Board)
WJEC (Welsh Joint Education Committee)

Our schools and colleges are able to freely choose between these boards on a subject-by-subject basis. Most schools use a mixture of boards for their GCSE qualifications, with a similar situation existing at A Level. (It is worth noting that a school using, say, OCR for GCSE History is perfectly free to pick a different board for A Level History.)

THINGS YOU MUST DO AS A PARENT:

  • CONFIRM Which Examining board applies in your child’s school/subjects?
  • TAKE NOTES OF THE DATES AND TIMES for the various subjects that your child will be taking.
  • CONTINUE to encourage your child to study and reduce his/her house chores in this period.
  • ENCOURAGE your child to make a timetable for his/her revisions. Get a copy of this time table and continue to gently remind them and also find out how their revisions are going.
  • STAY INTERESTED in all that they are doing; continue to speak positive words to them. Believe in them and let them know it.

We have provided links below to the time tables for the various boards.

AQA: http://store.aqa.org.uk/admin/t_table_pdf/AQA-TT-GCE-JUN13.PDF

CCEA: http://www.rewardinglearning.org.uk/docs/timetable/gce/tt_gce_draft_may_june_1013_v2.pdf

Edexcel: http://www.edexcel.com/iwantto/Documents/GCSE-Timetable-A3-print-V3.pdf

OCR: http://www.ocr.org.uk/Images/21659-june-2013-final-examination-timetable-gce-fsmq-principal-learning-extended-project-and-level-3-certificate.pdf

WJEC: http://www.wjec.co.uk/uploads/publications/13259.pdf

For more information, go to http://www.education.gov.uk/comptimetable/

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