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St Wilfrid's Catholic School

Public Examinations

Final Examination Dates for Summer 2023:

  • GCSE

    • First exam: Monday 15 May
    • Final exam: Wednesday 21 June
  • A-Level

    • First exam: Wednesday 17 May
    • Final exam: Monday 26 June
  • Contingency Days

    • Thursday 8 June (afternoon)
    • Thursday 15 June (afternoon)
    • Wednesday 28 June (all day)


Following the Covid-19 pandemic, further resilience was needed within the exam timetables. A single contingency day was not felt to be sufficient if a national event or incident had a significant effect on the exam timetable. For example, summer exams could be affected by extremely high temperatures.

For the June 2023 exams, the awarding bodies have therefore introduced two additional half-day contingency sessions. These are on Thursday 8 June 2023 and Thursday 15 June 2023. The standard contingency day remains at the end of the timetable being scheduled on Wednesday 28 June 2023.

Candidates must remain available until Wednesday 28 June 2023 should examinations need to be rescheduled.


A “clash” means that you have multiple exams timetabled on the same day at the same time. In this case one of your exams will be moved to an earlier or later time, and you will receive an amended timetable. For more information about what will happen on the day please read the Clash Information document below. 

Exam Start Times

  • MORNING exams start at 9.15am
  • AFTERNOON exams start at 1.15pm

Students should arrive at least 15 minutes before the exam start time.