Guidance for Students and Parents

If you or your parents have any queries or need help or advice at any time before, during or after the examinations please contact the Examinations Officer -Mrs Langwith (room G90). The school telephone number is (01376) 515756.

Examination certificates

The Academy has a large number of uncollected examination certificates. These are very important documents which students may need when applying for employment or a place at college or university. Students are awarded their examination certificates at the annual Celebration and Awards Evenings. Students who are unable to attend should arrange to collect their certificates from the Academy from the day following the Celebration or Award Evenings (usually in November for GCSE and December for A Level). Certificates will not routinely be posted.

The Academy will keep examination certificates for no more than 3 years after the student has left, after which time they will be destroyed.

If you are a past pupil and have not yet collected your certificates please contact the Academy to arrange to do so. If you are a current pupil and have older siblings or friends who may not have collected their certificates please remind them to do so.

The awarding bodies (or examination boards) set down strict criteria which must be followed for the conduct of examinations, coursework and controlled assessments and New Rickstones Academy is required to follow them precisely. Please click on the links below to familiarise yourself with following Regulations and Posters issued by the Joint Council for Qualifications:

Examination Information, Timetables and Guidance

The revision advice page has some helpful advice and materials to help you revise.

Remember - we are here to help.


A Students and Parents Information Booklet can be found here