Exam Success

Exams 2021 and the Coronavirus.

The Exams Office will endeavour to support exams officers and centres by providing links to the latest coronavirus updates from all key stakeholders as information relating to exams and grades becomes available.

Click here for the latest updates

The exams have changed greatly over the last year and a half and we are reacting as professionally as we can. This link above will take you to key updates. Our guiding principles are: fairness to all students; no student disadvantaged due to the effects of the situation. Grades are generated by the school using available data including current assessments and past performance if needed. All this is checked for quality and fairness by teachers,  heads of department, and the exam team. This team is the Assistant Head for Exams (Mr Humphrey), the Deputy Head (Ms Atkinson), and the Principal (Mr O’Connell). More details have been supplied via parents’ newsletters and we will continue to communicate with you.


TCS Exeter Road Grading Policy | Summer 2021

Exams Results Days & Appealing Grades 2021


If you think that there has been an error in your grading please refer to the following guide from JCQ (Joint Council for Qualifications)





Key dates for exam results:

GCE A Level and level 3 exam results are released on Tuesday 10th August 2021

GCSE and level 2 exam results are released on Thursday 12th August 2021


Key Contacts

Mrs Julia Sutherland, Examination Officer |email hidden; JavaScript is required

Mrs Sutherland has been the Examinations Officer at Teignmouth Community School for 18 years. She is responsible for informing staff and students of the latest rules from the Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ) which are updated each year.  Every year there is an unannounced inspection by a JCQ Inspector to ensure the school and students are all following the regulations correctly.  Mrs Sutherland has a Professional Level 4 Certificate in Planning and Administering External Examinations (Pearson), and a Level 4 Diploma in Administrative Management (Institute of Administrative Management).

Mrs Sutherland also manages and trains a team of externally appointed Invigilators whom the School use for invigilation of all internal and external examinations. The Invigilators are carefully selected so that they have a professional attitude, but are also sympathetic to the needs of students taking examinations who may be anxious.

Miss Sarah Goodman, Examinations Assistant | email hidden; JavaScript is required

Miss Goodman works part time in the Examinations Office.  She shadows the Examinations Officer in all aspects of exams and assists with all aspects of the administration and running of exams throughout the year. Miss Goodman also works in Student Services. This gives her a good knowledge of the students’ behaviour and medical conditions which is essential for planning and conducting examinations so that the students have the best conditions for their individual needs within the examination rules.

Examination Results

GCE A Level and level 3 exam results are released on Tuesday 10th August 2021

GCSE and level 2 exam results are released on Thursday 12th August 2021

Students can only collect their own results. If someone else is to collect the results that person will need signed permission from the student. Alternatively, you can leave a stamped addressed A4 envelope with the exams office and your results will be posted on results day. No results will be given out by telephone under any circumstance.If students have changed address recently or do so during July and August please inform us as soon as possible.

More information about exams and how to prepare for them can be found in the sections below.

Preparation for Exams – Lots of information about how you can best prepare for you exams.

Revision – Find out everything you need to know about how to revise.

Exam Timetables – Information on upcoming examinations

Exam Guidance and Regulations – Important rules and guidelines issued by the Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ) on behalf of the examination boards.

Exam Boards: