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Examinations, Assessments and Results

Important Exam & Assessment Information – Please read prior to attending your exam / Assessment

Please check below for exam result updates during COVID-19. If you cannot find the relevant information then please contact us.

For more information regarding COVID-19 and exams please check our FAQ page here.

GCSE November series results:

Due to centre closures results are being posted, 1st class, on the following dates:

14th January- English and Maths

11th February- Biology

If you took an exam in December 2020:

Results/certificates can take 4-6 weeks to arrive from the awarding body. They are then posted out to you within 5 working days, where possible. Royal Mail may be experiencing delays so please be patient as it could take a little longer to receive your results at this current time.

GCSE Exams in Summer 2021:

We are reviewing current government guidance but are still waiting for specific details on which processes will be in place to award grades.

Please keep an eye on our website for updates. Your tutor will also keep you informed.

JCQ –Information to Candidates

JCQ is the Joint Council for Qualifications. Please read their information to candidates prior to your exam by clicking here.

Using a Calculator Guidance

For exams that require or allow a calculator please read this extract from the JCQ guidance by clicking here.


Please note: Skills & Learning aim to send results to candidates within 5 working days of receiving them from the Awarding Body.

Our policy is NOT to advise candidates of results over the telephone or via email. This is to ensure confidentiality.

Reception at The Oakdale Centre, Wimborne Road, Poole BH15 3DL is open for the collection of portfolios as follows. Please be advised that due to limited storage, portfolios may be destroyed if not collected by the deadline date advised:

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Oakdale Centre

9am – 1pm 

2pm – 5pm

9am – 1pm 

2pm – 5pm

9am – 1pm 

2pm – 5pm

9am – 1pm 

2pm – 5pm

9am – 1pm 

2pm – 4:30pm

Please be aware that Skills & Learning are unable to accept private candidates for any examinations or assessments.

GCSE Exams Summer 2021

 Dates are yet to be confirmed by the awarding bodies. We will keep you updated once this information has been published.