During Year 10 and Year 11 you will be entered for GCSEs and other exams at Murray Park School. You will find important information about what you should and shouldn’t do together with timetables on these pages. If you are unsure about anything to do with exams you can always speak to the Exams Officer (Miss Redcliffe Gordon) or your Form Tutor or Head of Year.

You can contact the exams office on 01332 540024 or email:


Regulations and Documents to Read

There are rules around sitting exams and you should read the documents below, make sure you understand them and ask questions if you need to. If you fail to follow regulations, issued by the Joint Council for Qualifications, you may be disqualified from the paper, the subject or all subjects. Murray Park School expects you to follow exam regulations without question.

Social Media: there are serious penalties for those students who make comments or pass on comments about exams on social media.


Upcoming key dates (please see your subject teacher for full details)

Thursday 29 February 2024 Y11/B Food practical

Tuesday 5 March 2024 Y11/A Food practical

Thursday 7 March 2024 Y11/B Food practical

Monday 11 March 2024 Y11 GCSE Drama visiting examiner performance

Tuesday 12 March 2024 Y11/A Food practical

Summer 2024

Summer 2024 Timetable

Y10 Mock Exams Summer 2024

Y10 Mock Exams Summer 2024 short list

Written papers for Year 11 students taking exams during Summer 2024 will start on Thursday 2 May and Contingency Day (last day written exams can be held) is Wednesday 26 June 2024. All exam students must remain available to take exams until the end of 26 June 2024. This also applies to Year 10 students taking native language exams in Summer 2024. The full timetable is on the link. All students taking external exams this summer have been issued an individual timetable. Please note that some exams will finish after 3pm and students are required to stay until the end of the exam.

On Tuesday 16 April the art, photography, textiles timed exams and modern languages speaking tests begin. Normal exam conditions apply with these exams. You must be on time and drinks bottles/pencil cases and other equipment is expected to match exam standard. The rules regarding mobile phones, watches and earphones remain the same. These will take place almost daily until the written papers begin. The geography pre-release for the unit 3 exam will be issued on or after Friday 22 March 2024 ready for the exam on Friday 14 June.

Year 10 Mock Exams will begin on Thursday 6 June and end on Friday 5 July. These exams are timetabled around the Year 11 exam timetable on available sessions and students will be issued individual timetables in due course. Please read the Murray Park School Exam Candidate Handbook 2023-24 and understand the rules around mobile phones, headphones, watches, water bottles and pencil cases.

Summer 2024 Results Day

GCSE Results Day for Summer 2024 will be Thursday 22 August 2024. This date includes all BTEC and Level 1/2 results. We strongly encourage students to attend, however students who cannot attend results day in person can give their written consent for someone else to collect on their behalf. Uncollected results will be posted home at the end of 22 August 2024.


Please call the Exams Office on 01332 540024 or email exams@murraypark.derby.sch.uk and we will draw them from archive and you will be able to collect from reception by appointment.

Replacement certificates: if you have lost your GCSE certificates you will need to contact each of the exam boards you took exams with and give them your personal details so they can produce a replacement for you. They usually charge for this service. If you can remember the old exam board name but don’t know the new name we’ve attached a list. Our school ‘centre number’ is 23336.

Replacement statements of results/records of results: if you need a replacement history of your results you should contact Murray Park School Exams Office on 01332 540024 or email exams@murraypark.derby.sch.uk to make enquiries about a copy (providing a record is still available on the school database). You should will be asked for your full name, date of birth and year the exams were taken. The report will be a basic list of subject, grade and date the exam was taken in month and year only.