Accreditation (2017 – 2018) – a summary

At the start of Year 9, pupils commence a range of accredited courses. Most courses take two years to complete with some being completed at the end of Year 10 and the reminder to be completed in Year 11, notably GCSE courses and those in the ‘Other Accreditation’ section.

Where an Entry Level Certificate and GCSE are running in the same subject e.g. English and mathematics and if a pupil is taking GCSE, they will automatically be entered for the Entry Level Certificate as well.  Edexcel’s Mathematics Awards are a recent addition to our accreditation and are intended for pupils also taking GCSE Mathematics.

 Subject
Assessed by
 Exam Board
Year Group
GCSE
Art
Exam / Coursework
AQA
11
Design & Technology
Exam / Coursework
AQA
11
English
 Exam / Coursework
WJEC
11
History
Exam / Coursework
AQA
11
Mathematics
 Exam
 Edexcel
11
Science
 Exam / Coursework
 AQA
11
MATHEMATICS AWARDS
Algebra
Exam
 Edexcel
11
Number & Measure
Exam
Edexcel
11
Statistics
Exam
Edexcel
11
ENTRY LEVEL CERTIFICATE (inc WJEC ENTRY LEVEL ‘PATHWAYS’)
Art & Design
Coursework
WJEC
10
Computing
Coursework
OCR
11
Design & Technology
Coursework
OCR
10
English
Coursework
WJEC
11
History
Coursework
AQA
11
ICT
Coursework
OCR
9 & 10
Mathematics
Coursework
Edexcel
11
PE
Coursework
WJEC
10
Science
Coursework
OCR
11
OTHER ACCREDITATION
A selection of Lifeskills and Work Experience units
Coursework
ASDAN
11
Health & Safety at Work
Exam
RSPH
11
Food Safety in Catering
Exam
RSPH
11
Nutrition & Special Diets
Exam
RSPH
11

Results for all accreditation, other than accreditation offered by the Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) is released on Thursday, 23rd August 2018.  Results from the RSPH are issued within two weeks of pupils taking the exam.

Year 11 pupils may collect their results on the day or, if not collected, results will be posted at 14:00 for next day delivery.  The RSPH issues results and certificates within two weeks of the exam so pupils usually receive their whilst still at school.

Year 10 pupils receive their certificates in a special assembly with a photocopy sent home for parents, with the original going straight into the Record of Achievement for safekeeping.

Certificates are sent to schools late October / early November 2018 and will be posted via Recorded Delivery to pupils.   Please note that certificates are legal documents in the same way that a birth certificate or driving license is a legal document.

It is important that certificates are kept safely in the Record of Achievement ready for college and job interviews.  Should a certificate be lost, the school has photocopies of all certificates, although a photocopy is not a legal document and not deemed to be proof of the qualification.  The school also has a record of all accreditation achieved by every pupil.

Replacement certificates can be requested from exam boards but this can be a difficult and expensive process.