Examinations & Internal Assessments

Please see below links to key documents that may be relevant to you.

2021/2022 External Examinations

BHS Contingency Plan

Changes to Year 11 Summer Exams 2022 PowerPoint Presentation


GCSE outcomes for the last 10 years have been consistently significantly above those of students nationally.  


Collection of GCSE, A Level and BTEC certificates for summer 2021

Certificates will be available to collect from the School Reception from Monday 22 November – Thursday 31 March 2022 at the following times:

  • 3.15 – 4.45pm Monday to Thursday
  • 3.15 – 4.15pm on Fridays

2020/2021 External Examinations 

Appeals Stage One Centre Review

Appeals Stage Two Examination Board

Update on 2021 Grades Private Candidates - 19 July 2021

Update on 2021 Grades - 19 July 2021

BHS Year 11 Sources of Evidence for Grading 2021

BHS Year 12 (one year courses) and Year 13 Sources of Evidence for Grading 2021

BHS Year 12 and 13 Resit Internal Assessments - Sources of Evidence for Grading 2021

Our centre policy explains how our grades will be awarded including looking at sources of evidence, moderation, standardisation of results.

BHS Centre Policy for Q-TAGs

BHS Centre Policy

BHS Guidance and Procedures for the Spring Examination Series 2021

Letter to Students and Families - March 2021

GCSEs AS A Levels and Vocational Qualifications May 2021 Awarding Grades

BHS Resists and Appeals Process

External Examinations

BHS Guidance and Procedures for the Autumn Examination Series 2020

This section of the website will be updated for each external examination season. Please note we have not had a summer examination season since June 2019.

Key Stage 4 GCSE, CNAT and BTEC

Key Stage 5 (Sixth Form) A and AS Level, BTEC and resit GCSE English and mathematics examinations.  

Coursework and controlled assessment marks and reviews:

Students and families are able to ask the school to review the marking of a piece of coursework. The guidance on the process and costs of this service is linked below:

Appeals Against Internal Assessment of Work

Remarks and Other Post-Results Services

There are always routes for appeal against externally awarded grades each year, as long as appeals are submitted prior to the published deadlines.  Information about appeals and other enquiries after results service (EARs) is published in this section each year depending on the national system.  The most recent appeals system will appear at the top of this page. 

Internal Assessments

At Brentside High School we have annual internal assessments for all year groups, with Years 10,11 and 12 all having two sets of assessments in preparation for their final examination year at Key Stage 4 and Key Stage 5 respectively. These assessments are synoptic so that students develop their ability to recall and apply knowledge of topics covered throughout the year/course, rather than only the most recently taught material.

These assessments are designed to: assess students’ knowledge and understanding at each stage of the curriculum; identify misconceptions and receive teacher feedback to address them; develop students’ revision skills, specifically to recall and apply knowledge from the entire course; ensure students are familiar with the expectation surrounding examinations so this becomes routine; and celebrate outstanding progress as a community.

Revision Guidance

The timetable for each set of assessments will be published several weeks in advance to support students in planning their revision. Guidance on what to revise for each subject will be shared on Satchel One (previously Show My Homework) and both assemblies and form time will be devoted to developing revision skills.

At Brentside we want all students to be able to study and revise effectively. To support all students we provide common techniques across the curriculum. These techniques are underpinned by evidence based research – this means all teachers refer to the most effective revision techniques. For further details on effective revision strategies, please refer to our Learning Resources page.