Exams at The Duchess’s Community High School

The school’s policy is to enter students for public examinations where the student has a reasonable prospect of success. Entry fees are paid by the school.

Parents of students who fail to arrive at public examinations, without good cause, are liable for the cost of the entry fees.

If the school believes that an examination result is not a fair reflection of a student’s performance, then the school may ask for, and pay for, a Review of Marking. If parents wish for a Review of Marking in circumstances in which the school believes that the original mark is likely to be fair, then this may still be arranged, but at parents’ expense. If a Review of Marking paid for by parents shows an improvement on the original grade, the school will normally reimburse the parents, if the examination board itself does not.

If parents wish their child to resit a public examination, the resit fee must normally be paid by the parent.