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Exam Information

Exams 2024

The below information relates to the national dated examinations that will be taking place in 2024. Some practical and online exams take place all year round and candidates are notified of those dates by their tutors.

Before examinations begin, candidates must familiarise themselves with the below documents published by the Joint Council for Qualifications.

Information for candidates – written exams

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Warning to candidates

Preparing to sit your exams

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Contingency Days

These are now timetabled for the afternoons of 6 and 13 June, as well as the day of 26 June 2024. These contingency days are designed to be used in the event of national or significant local disruption to examinations. Candidates should make themselves available for these dates should examinations be moved.

Exam Guide for Candidates

The below guide has been designed to inform candidates, parents, carers and guardians about exam procedures and to answer some of the most frequently asked questions regarding exams at Barking & Dagenham College.

Exam guide for candidates

Exam timetable for GCSE examinations

GCSE English Language

Paper 1 – Thursday 23 May: 9am

Paper 2 – Thursday 6 June: 9am

GCSE Mathematics

Paper 1 – Non-calculator – Thursday 16 May: 9am

Paper 2 – Calculator – Monday 3 June: 9am

Paper 3 – Calculator – Monday 10 June: 9am

GCSE Science

Paper 1 – Biology 1 – Friday 10 May: 9am

Paper 2 – Chemistry 1 – Friday 17 May: 9am

Paper 3 – Physics 1 – Wednesday 22 May: 9am

Paper 4 – Biology 2 – Friday 7 June: 1:30pm

Paper 5 – Chemistry 2 – Tuesday 11 June: 9am

Paper 6 – Physics 2 – Friday 14 June: 1:30pm

Exam timetable for winter examinations


Exam timetable for summer examinations


Confirmation of exam entries

Candidates will receive an email before their examination with a personalised timetable for the examinations that they have been entered for, along with other relevant information. If any of the information is incorrect or the candidate believes an examination is missing, please contact the exams team by emailing


The results days for the winter and summer examinations can be found below. Results will be sent to candidates college email addresses from 9am; candidates will not be required to come onsite to collect their results. We would advise candidates check their email address prior to the day to ensure they can login.

Under no circumstances will results be shared with candidates on their personal email addresses.

Winter results days

GCSE Resits

11 January 2024

T-level Core Resits, Level 3 BTEC

21 March 2024

Summer Results Day

Level 3 BTEC, T-level, Level 3 Technicals and Core Maths examinations

15 August 2024

Level 2 BTEC and GCSE examinations

22 August 2024

Results for qualifications without national exam results

Results for qualifications that do not include a national exam result may differ depending on the Awarding Bodies submission and certification process.

For qualifications where exams and assessments are continuing, the results will be released as and when they are processed by the Awarding Body.

Post Results Services

If there are serious ground for concern about a result then the College can request a Post Results Service from the appropriate Awarding Body. The process should be started as soon as possible after consultation with the Head of Department concerned. The final date for submission to the Awarding Bodies is within three weeks after results are issued. Details of the procedures, the fees involved and application form can be found in the document below.

Post results service info document

Please note, some qualifications are not eligible for a Post Results Service, the service/charge is per paper and results can go down as well as up.


The Awarding Bodies issue certificates well after the exams have taken place (usually at the end of October for summer exams). Certificates are posted to the candidate’s home address once they have been processed by the Exams Team.

We advise candidates to ensure that the details of their home address that are held by the College are kept up to date.