For Summer 2020 Public Exam timetable – Monday 11 May to Thursday 18 June 2020, click here

All external examinations and non-examination assessments are regulated by the Joint Council of Qualifications (JCQ). For all information for candidates documents, including the Privacy Notice, please follow this link: https://www.jcq.org.uk/exams-office/information-for-candidates-documents



Year 11 only: Results Certificates arrive in the school in time for the Certificate Presentation evening in late November. An invitation letter is sent to students in the Autumn after your results. If you are unable to attend, certificates are held in Reception for 1 year and then afterwards for as long as possible in the Exams Office although we are only obliged to retain them for 1 year. PLEASE try and collect them as the cost to replace each certificate is £35-40. This means you could have £100-150 worth of certificates to replace.

Other Years: All results certificates for all other year groups are held in the Exams Office until students leave the school in Year 11 or can be provided should students leave before then.

If you have any questions about exams please email Mrs Janne Fuglestad, Exams Officer: j.fuglestad@costello.hants.sch.uk


Fixed Penalty Notices – please be aware of Hampshire County Council’s guidance for public examinations and penalty notices. One session of unauthorised absence resulting in a public examination being missed will automatically result in a fixed penalty notice (of £60 per parent per child). If your child is unavoidably going to be absent from an exam you should notify the school at the earliest possible opportunity (and medical certification may be required for authorisation).

The following weblink explains in detail the conditions for issuing a penalty notice for unauthorised absence:


If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact Marie Davies, the Attendance Officer, by telephone 01256 490435.