Monday 08 April – New Term Begins – Gates open at 8.15am for 8.40am start – Canteen is open from 8am for breakfast  


To support our vision to ensure that all our girls achieve their very best in public examinations at KS4 and beyond, we are committed to ensuring that all our girls are as well prepared as they can be for assessments.

Public examinations, whether for GCSE, A Level or BTEC qualifications, can be very stressful, and we know that practice, rather than avoidance, is the key to success. Therefore, we take preparation for internal examinations very seriously and dedicate much time during “Support for Learning” weeks delivering both assemblies and form time activities to support girls with revision tips and organisation. We also ensure that girls are 100% certain about what they need to learn, how they will be assessed and what is expected of them regarding conduct and regulations, so that everyone feels as confident as possible.

We are fortunate that we are able to organise many internal examinations in the Hall so that, by the time our girls sit external papers, they are used to this environment and can concentrate on demonstrating what they know rather than thinking about the logistics of where they are!

If you have any specific queries regarding examinations at FGS, please contact our Examinations Officer in the first instance on

When examinations are due to take place a current timetable of all examinations will be shown below.


Exam Boards

Please find the list of exam boards we currently cover for all GCSE subjects – via the below link.

We have provided you with this information so that students, parents and carers can access the following:

  • Exam specifications by searching them online.
  • Past papers for the correct specification being covered.
  • Ensuring you buy the correct revision guides if purchasing them online.

Finally, we have shared the exam boards for each subject so that students select the correct GCSE exam folders when accessing SAM Learning tasks. The award-winning SAM Learning is the only online study service independently proven to raise attainment, which we buy into as school for all students Year 7-11.

Students can use the site to revise and test themselves using practice exam papers and test questions across more than 20 subjects, in a variety of different formats that are fun, engaging and challenging. For more information on how to log on to this platform please refer to page 30 in the student planner.