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, Mrs Mitchell.

This page contains student exam information.

To see our latest exam results,
please view our Exam Results & Performance Tables Page.

March Mock Exams

Mock Exams for Year 11 students will take place between 27th February & 10th March 2023. A timetable for the exams can be viewed here.

2022/23 External Exams Timetable

Please see below for a copy of the finalised timetable for external examinations that will take place in 2022/23. This includes November 2022 vocational exams, January 2023 vocational exams, March 2023 vocational exams and May/June 2023 GCSE examinations.

GCSE Results Day – 24th August 2023

Please see the following letter regarding arrangements for GCSE Results Day


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