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Examination Information

Exam regulations – Important Exam Information

Before your exams

Below is a selection of information you should read before going into your exams.

JCQ Information for Candidates Documents 2022/23

Information for candidates documents – JCQ Joint Council for Qualifications

The JCQ (Joint Qualifications Council) Information for Candidates page contains the rules and regulations to the following:

  • Controlled Assessments
  • Coursework
  • Non-Examination Assessment
  • On-screen tests
  • Privacy Notice
  • Social Media
  • Written Exams

Unauthorised Items

Unauthorised Items-poster (pdf)

Warning to candidates

Warning to Candidates (PDF)

Please ensure you arrive at the exam room 15 minutes prior to the start of your exam and you will need your college ID badge.

GCSE Results November 2022

If you are a DCG student who sat exams in November of this academic year, please find below some key information on how you will receive your results.

Results dates

GCSE – 8:00am on Thursday 12th January 2023

How to access results

GCSE students, results will be available via the link below from 8:00am on Thursday 12th November 2023 Results link –

Please be aware that under NO circumstances will results be given by telephone. If you have any issues with accessing your results you must contact the examination team for assistance.

Pastoral Support and Next Steps

If at any time you need support or you did not get the grades you anticipated, we have a team on hand to offer you emotional support as well as organising careers guidance interviews to discuss your next steps. Please make contact via email if you need support, stating your name and the subject you have been studying and the best method to communicate with you.

You can email the pastoral coaches’ on:

We are keen to hear about your next steps, have you gained employment? An Apprenticeship? We would like to hear your successes.


If you are unhappy with your results and believe that there may have been an error in the process leading to the issuing of your result, then there are several appeal options that will be open to you. Each of these options has a deadline for application and these deadlines are absolute, the awarding bodies will not receive applications after these dates. The services available to you are:

Service 1 clerical re-check – a simple check to ensure that all calculations and administration has been performed correctly

Priority service 2 re-mark – this is only available to A-Level and T-Level students, and is where your paper/s will be marked again as a priority by a senior examiner to determine if the original marking was fair and accurate

Normal service 2 re-mark – Available to all students and is the same process as the above but not as a priority.

Access to scripts – you can request a copy of your script (this is normally released electronically to the centre to forward to you). If these are required to support a decision to review the marking of a paper the deadline is shorter than simply those who want a copy of their script for personal use.

Appeal deadlines:

Service Qualification available to Deadline/th>
Clerical re-check GCSE 13/02/2023
Normal re-mark GCSE 13/02/2023
Access to scripts to support reviews of marking GCSE 23/02/2023
Access to scripts for personal use GCSE 13/02/2023

All appeal services will carry a cost that you the student will be required to pay. Where errors are found which result in a change to a GRADE for the qualification, these payments will be refunded. More information on the cost will be provided with your results.


Certificates are released to centres following the conclusion of the post results services. This tends to be towards the end of March/beginning of April. These will then be posted to students to the address we hold on our system so please ensure that the college holds an up to date address for you as any replacement of certificates is the responsibility of the student.

If you have an exam related query, please do not hesitate to contact our exams team by email: