Examination Information for Students

GCSE Maths and English 

Please find below the Student guide and the GCSE maths and English exam dates.

Please refer back to this page for any further updates.


Thursday 16th May 2024 – GCSE Maths Paper 1 (Non-Calculator)

Thursday 23rd May 2024 – GCSE English Language Paper 1

Monday 3rd June 2024 – GCSE Maths Paper 2 (Calculator)

Thursday 6th June 2024 – GCSE English Language Paper 2

Monday 10th June 2024 – GCSE Maths Paper 3 (Calculator)

On the day of the exam

You need to arrive at the main reception on the day of the exam, there you will find the location of your exam on the noticeboard.

Please arrive no later than 8:30am, so that you may find your examination room.

Please note, in order to have the best chance of achieving a high grade, you must attend all papers.


From everyone at Trafford & Stockport College Group we would like to wish you the best of luck with your exams.

Examination Rules

  • Water bottles must have the labels removed.

  • No watches are to be worn – there will be clocks visible in each venue.

  • Only clear pencil cases are allowed in the exam room.

  • Candidates cannot use correcting fluid must not be used in exams.

  • No mobiles phones, watches, laptops or any other storage devices allowed with you at your exam seat. Any candidate found with one of these devices will be reported to the Exam Board and you may be disqualified from the exam.

  • Bags and coats will be left at the back or side of exam rooms– please do not have valuable items in them; any such items are brought at your own risk.

  • Candidates do not leave the exam room until the exam has finished

  • If you require the use of the bathroom, just put your hand up, do not attempt to leave the room on your own. 




Exams can take place anywhere in college, You can view your timetable and room details on proportal. Please do not assume all your exams will be in the same location or that everyone sitting the same exam will be in the same place – CHECK where you should be!


We understand controlled assessments are new to very many of our students, however, you must ALWAYS follow the instructions given by the supervisor or invigilator and make sure you read the instructions on the question paper very carefully. Any failure to do so could result in a disqualification.


You are subject to exam regulations from the minute you enter the exam room until after all the papers have been collected and you have left the exam room so there should be no talking during this time. Please remember, as you leave your exam, that other students may still be working so leave as quietly as possible.

Top Tips for Exams Day

  2. ATTEND SITE WITH THE CORRECT EQUIPMENT – pens, pencils, calculators for the relevant Maths paper (NOT PAPER 1) 
  3. STUDENT PHOTOGRAPHIC ID –  You MUST have an in-date photographic ID – your college student card. You must put this on your exam desk as you arrive – if we cannot verify your identity, you may not be able to sit your exam. It is your responsibility to ensure you have this with you.
  4. ALWAYS HAVE A BLACK PEN (OR TWO) – The exam boards state that all exams must be completed in black pen, except for drawings, this is to make them easier to scan for marking purposes.
  5. KNOW YOUR EXAMS TIMETABLE – you can view your timetable on Proportal, click here to access Proportal
  6. KNOW YOUR CANDIDATE NUMBER – this will be printed on your desk card – please ensure you bring this with you to each examination.
  7. KNOW THE RULES – The JCQ ‘Information for Candidates’ is available in the useful documents section below. Make sure you read this document carefully as any breach of the regulations is taken very seriously by the Exams Office & the Exam Board and can lead to disqualification from all your examinations.

Need to get in touch?


If you have any exam queries, please email the Exams Department on the email address below, using the address that corresponds to the site you would normally attend: 






  • Exam dates are set by the Exam Boards and are published on their websites once the dates are finalised. 
  • You can view your timetable on Proportal 
  • Deadlines for submission of coursework and dates for practical, performance, oral and on-screen exams are issued by tutors.  
  • You should aim to be at the site you have lessons at by 8.30am for a morning exam, and 12.30pm for an afternoon exam. 

  • Allow plenty of time to get to college; you must be at your exam room at the times specified above. If you are held up due to traffic chaos, trains delayed etc. Contact college immediately via our exams office phone number below: 
  • Altrincham 07951947590  
  • Cheadle 07946884509  
  • Marple  07795338784  
  • Stockport 07903894456  
  • Stretford 07966185125  

Before an exam exam dates are set by Exams boards and the dates cannot be rearranged. If you are feeling unwell and are unable to attend your exam, you should contact the site you attend as soon as possible. 

During the exam – If you feel ill and need to leave the exam room, you must inform the invigilator as you must always remain supervised during the exam. If you feel your performance in an exam was affected because you were unwell, you must inform the exams office and we will follow up with you and the exam board. 

The Exams Office is open, following the release of results, to help with any queries you have about your results. Details of PostResults services (e.g., copies of scripts, reviews of marking, etc.) and charges can be found at your exams office. If you have UCAS queries, you can contact Student Services. 

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