Skip to content

Exam Information

Summer 2022 special consideration applications

The time has finally come for students in Year 11 and Year 13 to get the opportunity to sit external exams this summer. We hope that all of our students are able to enjoy this process whilst being in good health. On the rare occasions where there is a medical issue or personal trauma, school are allowed to apply for special consideration on the student’s behalf. This process is a school administered process and so would require you to make us aware of the issue that the student is facing, and provide evidence where appropriate.

Special consideration is a post-examination adjustment to a candidate’s mark or grade. This is to reflect temporary illness, temporary injury or some other event outside of the candidate’s control at the time of the assessment. Special consideration adjustments are granted by the exam boards and not by the school, but the school may apply for this on the student’s behalf.

Details of the process are outlined here:

Having read this guidance, should you wish to proceed with an application for special consideration for your son/daughter, then please fill in this form, adding as much detail as possible.

If your son/daughter tests positive for Covid19 during the exam season, you must contact the exams office immediately either via the school phone number 01782 848008 or via email on


Summer 2022 timetables

 GCSE timetable 2022

A-levels timetable 2022

Preparing for exams – a guide for students 


Exam Certificate Information

Students can now pre-arrange to collect their exam certificates any Tuesday or Thursday during term time, between 3.00and 4.00pm from The Fideliter Building reception.

Please contact us at or ring 01782 848008 and choose Exams so that we can make sure that your certificates are available for you to collect.

If you are unable to collect your certificates in person you may arrange for someone else to collect your certificates for you.  You must give them a note signed by you or send an email to giving permission.  They must also bring photographic identification with them at the time of collection.
If you are unable to collect your certificates and cannot arrange collection, please send a letter to the exams office confirming your name and address and a cheque for £7.50 made out to St Josephs College and we will post them out. The cost covers registered post and insurance, as certificates are valuable.
If certificates are required urgently we can arrange collection from the school reception between 9.30am and 2.30pm term time only after the specified collection dates each academic year. Please email to arrange this and please ensure you receive an acknowledgement and confirmation of the date before travelling to the college to collect them. 
Certificates will only be kept in reception on the day arranged.



Of our students achieved  English and mathematics GCSEs at grades 4 or greater (secure pass).


Of our students achieved English and mathematics GCSEs at grades 5 or greater (good pass).


Of all grades achieved at GCSE were grade 7 or higher.

Of all grades achieved at GCSE were grade 7 or higher.


Of our students achieved grade 7 or higher in 5 or more GCSE subjects.


Of our A2 students pass their courses, with 62% achieving A* to B grades, and 32% achieving A* or A grades.


St. Joseph’s College is delighted to have maintained its ‘Outstanding’ status at its most recent Ofsted inspection in 2014.