Felixstowe School

Exam Centre

Dear Parents and Carers,

Certificate collection 2023

I am pleased to inform you that your exam certificates from Summer 2023 will be available to collect from the school main reception from Tuesday 14th November 2023. Please be aware main reception opening hours are 8:00am – 4:00pm. 

If you are collecting your certificates in person, you will be asked to sign and provide proof of id.  

If you are unable to collect them in person you can nominate a third-party person to collect on your behalf.  You can email in advance of collection to examofficer@fxs.org.uk   giving their name and relationship to you, they must show proof of ID and sign to confirm collection

Alernatively  you can provide the third-party collector with a written letter giving your consent. The person collecting the certificates on your behalf must bring the letter and proof of their ID.  

Please be reminded that your certificates are legal documents and therefore the school can only retain them for 1-year after the stated collection date. Replacement certificates are only available directly from the exam boards and are charged at approx. £45 per certificate. 

All certificates must be checked by the person collecting them and signed for upon collection to ensure their accuracy. The school will not be held liable for any inaccuracies once the certificates have been signed for.

External Exam Information and JCQ Contingency Dates for Summer 2024  

The Exam Boards have now published their external examination timetables for summer 2024.  The main exam period runs from Thursday 9th May to Tuesday 25th June 2024. Please be aware that some vocational examinations e.g. BTEC, Cambridge Technicals etc. may take place earlier in May outside the main exam period. 

Contingency dates 

The afternoons of Thursday 6th June and Thursday 13th June 2024 and all day Wednesday 26 June 2024 have been designated as ‘contingency dates’ for examinations. The contingency day would be used in the event of national or local disruption to examinations in the United Kingdom and is part of the awarding bodies’ standard contingency planning for examinations.  Since more than one timetable date could be affected, all students must remain available up to and including all three dates even if they do not have an exam timetabled. 

Students have recently been emailed JCQ (Joint Council for Qualifications) exam candidate information.  It is important students read and understand these

Exam Results Day 2024

Year 13 A Level, EPQ & Vocational Exam results collection – Thursday 15 August, from 8.30 AM

Year 11 GCSE & Vocational Exam results collection – Thursday 22 August, from 9 AM.

Appeal booklet please click Here

Replacement Certificates/Past Results

Please note Centres may destroy any unclaimed certificates by a secure method (for example by shredding or incineration) after holding them for a period of 12 months from the date of issue. Therefore, after this time if you need an official record of your past exam results, you should contact the relevant exam boards.  

There are five main exam boards in England, Wales and Northern Ireland – AQA, CCEA, Pearson Edexcel, OCR and WJEC. You can contact them directly for your O Level, CSE, GCSE and A Level result. These exam boards also hold results for defunct exam boards.

For all other enquiries, please contact the Exams Officer via examofficer@fxs.org.uk

Results and next steps

If you want more information on your next steps once you’ve received your results, contact Mrs Cobain ecobain@fxs.org.uk who can offer additional support with your next steps.

National Careers Service

Telephone: 0800 100 900

Lines are open from 08:00 to 22:00, 7 days a week.

Higher education applications and admissions

For any questions about higher education application and admissions you should contact the relevant institution directly.​You can also contact UCAS for more information. ​


Telephone: 0371 468 0 468

Lines are open Monday to Friday, 08:30 to 18:00.​


Email: public.enquiries@ofqual.gov.uk

Telephone: 0300 303 3344

The phone line is normally open from 09:00 to 17:00 on weekdays. Check out our website for opening times around results days.