GCSE Exam Timetable

Taking exams is a stressful time for everyone, but if you follow the guidance provided by the Exams Office, it will help you to navigate your way through to successful completion.

It is very important that students arrive on time for all their exams and is particularly helpful if you would try to be at the examination venue 10 minutes before the start time.  It is also important to the smooth running of the examinations that students have the correct equipment with them.  Our ‘Guide to Essential Examination Equipment’ can be downloaded below.

Guide to Essential Exam Equipment

We also have a Guide to Taking Exams at Crickhowell High School, which tells you everything you need to know to prepare for, to revise for and to sit exams, with comprehensive information on the whole exams process.  The booklet is currently being updated and will be uploaded as soon as it is ready.

All morning examinations start promptly at 9.00 am and most afternoon sessions start at 1.00 pm. 

The emergency contact number for the Examinations Officer, Jay Shipley, is 01873 813543.  If there is an emergency, students must email her prior to their scheduled exam. If a student has lost their personal exam timetable, please contact Jay, either at school or via email on exams@crickhowell-hs.powys.sch.uk, to request a new one.

The following is the skeleton timetable for all GCSE exams being taken in the academic year 2017 / 2018.  The timetable will be updated as new information becomes available.  A copy can be downloaded by clicking on the link below:

GCSE Exam Timetable 2017-18

Please note that where dates have been given for non-examination assessments, these are internal deadlines specifically set to allow sufficient time for the whole assessment process to be completed.

GCSE Examination Timetable – 2017 / 2018
Subject Date Start Time Exam Length Area Of Study Examining Board Tier / Pathway Spec Code Unit No
Applied Science (Double Award) 13.06.2018 9.00 AM 1 hr 30 mins Energy, Resources and the Environment WJEC Foundation 3445U1 1
Higher 3445UA
11.06.2018 9.00 AM 1 hr 30 mins Space, Health and Life Foundation 3445U2 2
Higher 3445UB
15.05.2018 1.00 PM 1 hr 30 mins Food, Materials and Processes Foundation 3445U3 3
Higher 3445UC
06.11-05.12.2017 N/A N/A Task Based Assessment Foundation 3445U4 4
Higher 3445UD
08.01-01.02.2018 N/A N/A Task Based Assessment Foundation 3445U5 5
Higher 3445UE
Art & Design 02.01-15.05.2018 N/A N/A Art, Craft and Design – Portfolio WJEC N/A 3650QS 1
02.01-15.05.2018 N/A 10 hrs (Part 2) Art, Craft and Design – Assessment Parts 1/2   2
N/A N/A N/A Fine Art – Portfolio 3651QS 1
02.01-15.05.2018 N/A 10 hrs (Part 2) Fine Art – Assessment Parts 1/2   2
02.01-15.05.2018 N/A N/A Photography – Portfolio 3656QS 1
02.01-15.05.2018 N/A 10 hrs (Part 2) Photography – Assessment Parts 1/2   2
Biology 11.06.2018 9.00 AM 1 hr 45 mins Cells, Organ Systems and Ecosystems WJEC Foundation 3400U1 1
Higher 3400UA
15.05.2018 1.00 PM 1 hr 45 mins Variation, Homeostasis and Micro-Organisms Foundation 3400U2 2
Higher 3400UB
Jan – Feb 2018 N/A N/A Practical Assessment N/A 3400U3 3
Chemistry 13.06.2018 9.00 AM 1 hr 45 mins Chemical Substances, Reactions & Essential Resources WJEC Foundation 3410U1 1
Higher 3410UA
17.05.2018 9.00 AM 1 hr 45 mins Chemical Bonding, Application of Chemical Reactions & Organic Chemistry Foundation 3410U2 2
Higher 3410UB
Jan – Feb 2018 N/A N/A Practical Assessment N/A 3410U3 3
Computer Science (new spec Y10) 2019 TBC TBC 1 hr 45 mins Understanding Computer Science WJEC N/A 3500QS 1
2019 TBC TBC 2 hours Computational Thinking and Programming 3500QS 2
2019 TBC N/A 20 hours Software Development (assessment) 3500QS 3
Computer Science (legacy spec Y11) 14.05.2018 9.00 AM 1 hr 30 mins Understanding Computer Science WJEC N/A 4341 01 1
17.05.2018 1.00 PM 2 hours Solving Problems Using Computers 4342 01 2
Jan – Mar 2018 N/A 15 hours Developing Computing Solutions (assessment) 4343 01 3
Design Technology (new spec Y10) 2019 TBC 2 hours DT in the 21st Century – Product Design WEC N/A 3603QS 1
2019 N/A 35 hours DT in the 21st Century – Design & Make Task (assessment) 2
Design & Technology (legacy spec Y11) 23.05.2018 9.00 AM 2 hours Resistant Materials WEC N/A 4111 01 1
Feb – Apr 2018 N/A 35 hours Resistant Materials – Design & Make Task (assessment) 4112 01 2
23.05.2018 9.00 AM 2 hours Graphic Design WEC N/A 4101 01 1
Feb – Apr 2018 N/A 35 hours Graphic Design – Design & Make Task (assessment) 4102 01 2
Drama 19.10.2017 4.00 PM
1 hr 30 mins
Devising Theatre (assessment) WJEC N/A 3690U1 01 1
Mar – Apr 2018 N/A N/A Peforming Theatre (assessment) 3690U2 01 2
18.05.2018 1.00 PM 1 hr 30 mins Interpreting Theatre 3690U3 01 3
English Language TBC N/A N/A Individual Research Presentation (Task 1 – Assessment) WJEC N/A 3700QS 1
TBC N/A N/A Responding & Interacting (Task 2 – Assessment)
07.11.2017 (resit only) 9.00 AM 2 hours Reading & Writing- Description, Narration & Exposition 2
04.06.2018 9.00 AM
09.11.2017 (resit only) 9.00 AM 2 hours Reading & Writing- Argumentation, Persuasion & Instructional 3
08.06.2018 9.00 AM
English Literature 09.01.2018 9.00 AM 2 hours Different Cultures Prose & Contemporary Poetry WJEC Foundation 3720U1 1
22.05.2018 9.00 AM Higher 3720UA
09.01.2018 9.00 AM 2 hours Literary Heritage Drama & Contemporary Prose Foundation 3720U2 2A
25.05.2018 9.00 AM Higher 3720UB
TBC N/A N/A Shakespeare & Welsh Writing in English (assessment) N/A 3720U4 3
Food & Nutrition 14.06.2018 1.00 PM 1 hr 30 mins Principles of Food & Nutrition WJEC N/A 3560P1 1
2019 TBC N/A 10 hours Food & Nutrition in Action (Assessment 1:  Food Investigation) 3560P2 2
2019 TBC N/A 15 hours Food & Nutrition in Action (Assessment 2:  Food Preparation)
French 09.04-11.05.2018 N/A 7 – 9 mins Oral / Speaking WJEC Foundation 3800U1 1
09.04-11.05.2018 N/A 10 – 12 mins Higher 3800UA
15.05.2018 9.00 AM 35 mins Listening Foundation 3800U2 2
15.05.2018 9.00 AM 45 mins Higher 3800UB
15.05.2018 9.00 AM 1 hour Reading Foundation 3800U3 3
15.05.2019 9.00 AM 1 hr 15 mins Higher 3800UC
18.05.2018 9.00 AM 1 hr 15 mins Writing Foundation 3800U4 4
18.05.2018 9.00 AM 1 hr 30 mins Higher 3800UD
Geography 22.05.2018 1.00 PM 1 hr 30 mins Changing Physical & Human Landscapes WJEC N/A 3110QS 1
05.06.2018 1.00 PM 1 hr 30 mins Environmental & Development Issues 2
09.12.2017 N/A 2 hrs 30 mins Fieldwork Enquiry (assessment) 3
German 09.04-11.05.2018 N/A 7 – 9 mins Oral / Speaking WJEC Foundation 3802U1 1
09.04-11.05.2018 N/A 10 – 12 mins Higher 3802UA
18.06.2018 9.00 AM 35 mins Listening Foundation 3802U2 2
18.06.2018 9.00 AM 45 mins Higher 3802UB
18.06.2018 9.00 AM 1 hour Reading Foundation 3802U3 3
18.06.2018 9.00 AM 1 hr 15 mins Higher 3802UC
21.06.2018 9.00 AM 1 hr 15 mins Writing Foundation 3802U4 4
21.06.2018 9.00 AM 1 hr 30 mins Higher 3802UD
History (new spec Y10) 12.06.2018 1.00 PM 1 hour Thematic Studies – Changes in Crime & Punishment c1500 to the present WJEC N/A 3100UG 2C
History (legacy spec Y11) 04.06.2018 9.00 AM 1 hr 15 mins Germany in Transition 1919-1947 WJEC N/A 427104 1
08.06.2018 1.00 PM 1 hr 15 mins Depression, War and Recovery in Wales and England 1930-1951 427201 2
12.06.2017 1.00 PM 1 hr 15 mins The Development of the USA 1930-2000 437303 3
Jan – Mar 2018 N/A N/A Controlled Assessment 428601 4
ICT (new spec Y10) 2019 TBC TBC 1 hr 30 mins Understanding ICT WJEC Single Award 4331 01 1
Feb – Mar 2019 N/A 22 hrs 30 mins Solving Problems with ICT (assessment) Single Award 4332 01 2
2019 TBC TBC 1 hr 30 mins ICT in Organisation Single Award 4333 01 3
Feb – Mar 2019 N/A 22 hrs 30 mins Developing Multimedia ICT Solutions (assessment) Single Award 4334 01 4
ICT (legacy spec Y11) 14.05.2018 9.00 AM 1 hr 30 mins Understanding ICT WJEC Single Award 4331 01 1
Feb – Mar 2018 N/A 22 hrs 30 mins Solving Problems with ICT (assessment) Single Award 4332 01 2
17.05.2018 1.00 PM 1 hr 30 mins ICT in Organisation Single Award 4333 01 3
Feb – Mar 2018 N/A 22 hrs 30 mins Developing Multimedia ICT Solutions (assessment) Single Award 4334 01 4
Mandarin 2019 TBC TBC 35 mins Listening and Understanding Mandarin Edexcel Foundation 1CN0/01F 1
2019 TBC TBC 45 mins Higher 1CN0/01H
2019 TBC TBC 7 – 9 mins Speaking in Mandarin Foundation 1CN0/02MF 2
2019 TBC TBC 10 – 12 mins Higher 1CN0/02MH
2019 TBC TBC 50 mins Reading and Understanding Mandarin Foundation 1CN0/03F 3
2019 TBC TBC 1 hr 5 mins Higher 1CN0/03H
2019 TBC TBC 1 hr 15 mins Writing in Mandarin Foundation 1CN0/04F 4
2019 TBC TBC 1 hr 25 mins Higher 1CN0/04H
Maths 10.11.2017 9.00 AM 1 hr 30 mins N/A WJEC Foundation 3300PF 1
24.05.2018 9.00AM
10.11.2017 9.00 AM 1 hr 45 mins Intermediate 3300PN
24.05.2018 9.00AM
10.11.2017 9.00 AM 1 hr 45 mins Higher 3300PH
24.05.2018 9.00AM
13.11.2017 9.00 AM 1 hr 30 mins Foundation 3300PF 2
07.06.2018 9.00 AM
13.11.2017 9.00 AM 1 hr 45 mins Intermediate 3300PN
07.06.2018 9.00 AM
13.11.2017 9.00 AM 1 hr 45 mins Higher 3300PH
07.06.2018 9.00 AM
Maths – Numeracy 06.11.2017 9.00 AM 1 hr 30 mins N/A WJEC Foundation 3310PF 1
08.05.2018 9.00 AM
06.11.2017 9.00 AM 1 hr 45 mins Intermediate 3310PN
08.05.2018 9.00 AM
06.11.2017 9.00 AM 1 hr 45 mins Higher 3310PH
08.05.2018 9.00 AM
08.11.2017 9.00 AM 1 hr 30 mins Foundation 3310PF 2
10.05.2018 9.00AM
08.11.2017 9.00 AM 1 hr 45 mins Intermediate 3310PN
10.05.2018 9.00AM
08.11.2017 9.00 AM 1 hr 45 mins Higher 3310PH
10.05.2018 9.00AM
Media Studies (new spec Y10) 2019 TBC 1 hr 30 mins Exploring the Media (Section A:  advertising, video games, newspapers) WJEC N/A 3680QS 1
2019 TBC 1 hr 30 mins Exploring the Media (Section B:  music)
2019 TBC 1 hr 30 mins Understanding TV & Film (Section A:  Wales on TV) 2
2019 TBC 1 hr 30 mins Understanding TV & Film (Section B:  Contemporary Hollywood Film)
2019 N/A N/A Creating Media (assessment) 3
Media Studies (legacy spec Y11) 04.06.2018 1.00 PM 2 hrs 15 mins Thinking About the Media: Investigating (Section A) and Planning (Section B) WJEC N/A 4391 01 1
Feb – Mar 2018 N/A N/A Creating for the Media:  Investigating and Producing (controlled assessment) 4392 01 2
Music Feb – Mar 2018 N/A 4 – 6 mins Performing (Section A:  Performing) WJEC N/A 3660QS 1
Performing (Section B:  Programme Note)
Feb – Mar 2018 N/A 3 – 6 mins Composing (Section A:  Composing) 2
Composing (Section BA:  Evaluating)
06.06.2018 1.00 PM 1 hour Appraising 3
Physical Education 16.05.2018 9.00 AM 2 hours Introduction to Physical Education WJEC N/A 3550QS 1
Jan – Feb 2018 N/A N/A The Active Participant in Physical Education (assessment) 2
Physics 15.06.2018 9.00 AM 1 hr 45 mins Electricity, Energy & Waves WJEC Foundation 3420U1 1
Higher 3420UA
23.05.2018 1.00 PM 1 hr 45 mins Forces, Space & Radioactivity Foundation 3420U2 2
Higher 3420UB
Jan – Feb 2018 N/A N/A Practical Assessment N/A 3420U3 3
Religious Studies (new spec Y10) 14.05.2018 1.00 PM 2 hours Religion & Philosophical Themes (Option B:  Christianity & Islam) WJEC Short Course / Full Course 3120UB 1
2019 TBC TBC TBC Religion & Ethical Themes (Option C:  Christianity & Hinduism) 3120U3 2
Religious Studies (legacy spec Y11) 16.05.2018 1.00 PM 1 hr 45 mins Religion and Life Issues WJEC Full Course 4451 01 1
24.05.2018 1.00 PM 1 hr 45 mins Religion and Human Experience 4452 01 2
Science (Double Award) 11.06.2018 9.00 AM 1 hrs 15 mins Biology 1 WJEC Foundation 3430U1 1
Higher 3430UA
13.06.2018 9.00 AM 1 hrs 15 mins Chemistry 1 Foundation 3430U2 2
Higher 3430UB
15.06.2018 9.00 AM 1 hrs 15 mins Physics 1 Foundation 3430U3 3
Higher 3430UC
15.05.2018 1.00 PM 1 hr 15 mins Biology 2 Foundation 3430U4 4
Higher 3430UD
17.05.2018 9.00 AM 1 hr 15 mins Chemistry 2 Foundation 3430U5 5
Higher 3430UE
23.05.2018 1.00 PM 1 hr 15 mins Physics 2 Foundation 3430U6 6
Higher 3430UF
Jan – Feb 2018 N/A N/A Practical Assessment N/A 3430U7 7
Welsh 2nd Language (new spec Y10) 2018 TBC N/A 6 – 8 mins Oracy Response to Visual Stimulus WJEC Pair of students TBC 1
2018 TBC N/A 10 mins Group of three students TBC
2019 TBC N/A 6 – 8 mins Communicating with Other People Pair of students TBC 2
2019 TBC N/A 10 mins Group of three students TBC
2019 TBC TBC 1 hr 30 mins Narrative, Specific & Instructional N/A TBC 3
2019 TBC TBC 1 hr 30 mins Descriptive, Creative & Imaginative N/A TBC 4
Welsh 2nd Language (legacy spec Y11) 09.05.2018 9.00 AM 1 hour Reading and Writing WJEC Foundation 4551 01 1
Higher 4551 02
Mar – Apr 2018 N/A N/A Controlled Assessment N/A 4552 01 2
 
16-18.04.2018 TBC 10 mins Oral Examination Foundation 4553 01 3
Higher 4553 02
11.05.2018 9.00 AM 1 hour Writen Examination Foundation 4554 01 4
Higher 4554 02