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Student sitting examExaminations are an important part of school life, which happen throughout the school year.


Examination dates

When our internal exam timetables are finalised, we send home personal exam information with students which will give them all the information they need to get to the right exam at the right time. In addition we make available our summary timetables for external exams on this website. However, students and parents should refer to students’ personal exam information for precise details.

External Examinations - Summer 2018

 Summary External Examination Timetable - GCSE Download this summary timetable for GCSE external examinations to be held during summer 2018.
Note: students will be issued with personal timetables, which may differ from the skeleton timetable.
 Summary External Examination Timetable - A Level Download this summary timetable for A Level external examinations to be held during summer 2018.
Note: students will be issued with personal timetables, which may differ from the skeleton timetable.

Mock Examinations

Mock exams are very important; they give the final opportunity for students to demonstrate their knowledge prior to the external exams in May and June. The results of the mock exams may determine levels of entry. Mock exams highlight any problems that students may have with exams and give them a chance to overcome them in time for the real thing. The more acquainted students become with exam conditions, the more confident they will feel on the day of an external exam.

Year 11 Mock Examinations

Year 11 Mock Exam Dates: Monday 4 - Tuesday 19 December 2017

 Year 11 Mock Examination Timetable

Timetable for Year 11 Mock Examinations during December 2017.

Note: some students will have exam clashes, in which case they will have been notified directly of alternative arrangements.

Year 13 Mock Examinations

Mock Exam Dates: Wednesday 3 - Friday 12 January 2018

Additional Dates:

  • General Studies: Wednesday 17 January 2018
  • Drama: Wednesday 24 January 2018
 Year 13 Mock Examination Timetable

Timetable for Year 13 Mock Examinations during January 2018.

Useful information

Exam information
  • Students are responsible for being clear about where and when their exams are happening
  • Students should look after your personal timetable - it shows individual room and desk details for each exam
  • Replacement exam timetables are available from the Exams and Administration Office at a cost of 20p each
  • Students should be punctual for all exams, arriving fifteen minutes before the start time of each exam
  • Students should go straight to the room of their exam
  • Students are 'off-timetable' throughout the exam period, meaning that they may study at home when not in an exam, if they wish
  • Full school uniform should be worn whenever in school
  • Mobile phones, or any other electronic/digital/storage devices must be switched off and deposited with the invigilator at the start of each exam
  • The correct stationery should be brought to each exam in a clear pencil case:
    • black pens
    • pencils
    • erasers
    • a pencil sharpener
    • colouring pencils
    • a ruler
    • protractor, compass
    • calculator (if permitted)
  • If a student is ill and unable to attend an exam school should be informed by phone immediately
    • For external exams missed, you must obtain a note from your doctor detailing the reason for non-attendance and bring it to the Exams and Administration Office within 3 days
 Examination Booklet Download this booklet for all the information you will need about taking exams at Lady Manners School.
 Exam Preparation for Parents Presentation given to Parents of Year 11 students on 29 November 2017.
Exam Preparation and Revision

To prepare for exams, students should:

  • effectively organise their time between now and the end of the examination period and adopt a comprehensive revision programme for study at home
  • highlight on their mock examination timetable the examinations which they will be taking to avoid the possibility of missing one and keep it in a prominent place at home
  • revise at home or quietly in the school library, or one of the allocated revision rooms (a list of which will be posted daily on the library door) when not in an exam
  • sign in at the library if revising at school
  • use revision techniques covered during study skills workshops to make their learning and revision more effective
 Student Revision Skills Booklet used by Year 11 students at revision skills workshop
 Revision Resources Suggested revision resources for Year 11 students

Examination Results

2016-17 Results in figures

Note: these figures are provided as an interim measure until the final figures are agreed.  Like all schools' figures at the moment, they are provisional and unverified.

Key Stage 4
  • Attainment 8 score: 50.4 points (England average: 44.2 points)
  • 75% of students passed both English and mathematics (England average: 63%)
  • 46% of students achieved a strong pass in English and mathematics (England average: 39.1%)
  • 24% of students achieved the English Baccalaureate combination of subjects (students who got a GCSE grade 5/C or above in English, maths, two sciences, a language and history or geography) (England average: 19.5%)
  • 99% of students have continued in education or training, or have moved on to employment in the year after the end of Key Stage 4. 
  • Progress 8 score: -0.17
Key Stage 5
  • Progress:
    • A Levels: +0.02 (England: 0.00)
    • Academic: +0.02 (England: 0.00)
  • Average grades:
    • A Levels: C+
    • Academic: C+
  • Progress made in English: +0.33
  • Progress made in mathematics: +0.83
  • Retention (the proportion of students who get to the end of the main programme of study that they enrolled on at Lady Manners School Sixth Form): 90%
  • Destinations (the percentage of students who continue in education or training, or move on to employment at the end of 16 to 19 study): 87%
    • 77% went on to Higher Education, of which 41% went to Russell Group universities
    • 7% went into employment or apprenticeships
    • 5% are taking a gap year whilst intending to apply for Higher Education courses in 2017
    • 4% enrolled onto Further Education courses
    • 7% are either retaking their exams or unknown.  Where they are unknown, we continue to seek information on their destination.

Download the documents below to see our results in detail.