At Bedminster Down School we make every effort to ensure that candidates receive the best possible preparation for their exams, that administrative arrangements run smoothly and that exams are conducted in a way that avoids stress and helps students achieve their best. 

The links below will provide information about internal and external exams.  We hope this information will help answer the most frequently asked questions as well as guiding and supporting students and parents/carers through the exams process.  If students need further information, they are welcome to speak with the SLT lead for exams, Mr Eagon.

2021/22 External Exams Timetable

Please click here to see the finalised timetable for external examinations that will take place in 2021/22. This includes November 2021 vocational exams, January 2022 vocational exams, March 2022 vocational exams and May/June 2022 GCSE examinations.

GCSE Results Day - Thursday 25th August 2022 (finalised) 

09:00am – 11:00am 


Internal exams 

At Bedminster Down School, Internal Exams for years 10 and 11 take place in the theatre and other exams rooms and are conducted in accordance with the regulations laid down by the Joint Council for Qualifications.  

External invigilators are employed to supervise the internal exams ensuring students receive the best possible preparation for the formal public exams they will sit in years 10 and 11. 


Exam policies 

The following exam policies and procedures are available on request from the school’s exam office: 

  • Appeals procedure  
  • Exams disability policy