Tests and examinations have always been a feature of secondary school life, and crop up at various times for each year group.  Year 11 trial GCSE examinations take place in December and public examinations take place in May and June. Other important coursework deadlines, module tests and AS examinations take place at different points in the year.

Parents are advised to check dates with the school before planning holidays or other periods away from home so that important dates for assessments are not missed.  Any loss of school time is highly undesirable and is bound to affect students’ progress.


Exam Notices


Exam Specification Information
GCSE, AS / A Level and BTEC Exam Specification Information for Summer 2017 and Summer 2018

At the end of Key Stage 4

GCSE Results: Percentage of students within grade ranges:

% 5+  A*-G Idsall 99
National 2015 92
% 5+  A*-C Idsall 73
National 2015 65
% gaining basics (Both English / Maths A*-C) Idsall 65
National 2015 58
Attainment 8 Idsall 5.20 (C+)
National 2015 Not available
Progress 8 Idsall -0.10
National 2015 Not available
% achieving Ebacc Idsall 12
National 2015 24
Destination - % of NEETS
(not in education, employment or training)
Idsall 0.49
National 2015 Not available
Average capped points per pupil Idsall 329
National 2015 306
5+A*C (including English and Maths) Idsall 63
National 2015 306
% of students who made expected progress in English Idsall 70
National 2015 69
% of students who made expected progress in Maths Idsall 68
National 2015 66
% achieving A*-C English Idsall 72
National 2015 71
% achieving A*-C Maths Idsall 78
National 2015 70


At the end of Key Stage 5

GCE Results (A/AS level or equivalent):

Average points per entry 218 (C+)
Students gaining at least
3 A Level A*-E or equivalent
A*-E passes at A Level or equivalent 99%
Vocational Level 3  Distinction* minus

A full record of public examination results is available from the school.


Candidates Notices and Exams Policies


Notice for Candidates - Privacy Notice (pdf)

Notice for Candidates - Social Media 2014 (pdf)

Warning to Candidates (pdf)

No Mobile Phones Poster 2015 (pdf)

Idsall's External Examinations Policy 2014-2016 (pdf) (including Appeals against Internal Assessment of Work for External Qualifications)

Idsall's Controlled Assessment Policy 2014-2016 (pdf)

Any queries concerning exams should be directed to Idsall's Exams Officer, telephone 01952 468452 or email dataandexams@idsall.shropshire.sch.uk


    Idsall School is a charity and a company limited by guarantee, registered in England and Wales with company number 08976748 whose registered office is at Idsall School, Coppice Green Lane, Shifnal, Shropshire, TF11 8PD