Exams, Assessment and Options

Welcome to the Exams and Assessment section of Lancaster Academy website. Here you will find information about all the external examinations taken by students, as well as the termly and annual reports we send home to inform parents of the progress their child is making during each academic year. 
Year 8 Options information is also available here.


Exams and Assessment Officer: Mrs Deborah Abraham
Vice Principal: Mr Tom Moore
Acting Vice Principal: Mr Tom Beaumont

The office can be contacted by telephoning the main school reception on (0116) 2703176 or alternatively, the following e-mail address can be used:

Key Information - Year 8 Options

Options Assembly 2023

Options Booklet 2023

Options Form 2023

Key Information - Exams

Our 2023 Exam Booklet is available below, this gives students and parents/carers all the information needed for this years exams:

Exam Booklet 2023

The Exams team at Lancaster Academy oversees the administration of all external examinations that take place within the school. Please refer to the links provided below for current exam timetables, our latest exams information advice and guidance.

Should you have any queries relating to examinations, please do not hesitate to contact the Exams Officer on the contact details given above.

A list of courses availabe to KS4 students can be found below:

KS4 Courses

Our Summer Exam Timetable can be found below:

Summer 2023 Exam Timetable Week 1Summer 2023 Exam TImetable Week 2Summer 2023 Exam Timetable Week 3Summer 2023 Exam Timetable Week 4Summer 2023 Exam Timetable Week 5Summer 2023 Exam Timetable Pratical

Information for Candidates:

The links below will take you to the JCQ web site which publishes the latest regulations for examinations.

Information for candidates documents - JCQ Joint Council for Qualifications

Exam Room Posters - JCQ Joint Council for Qualifications

JCQ Exam Checklist - On your Exam Day

JCQ Social Media Information May 2023

Key Information - Assessment

The Assessment team at the Lancaster Academy oversee the administration of the termly grade reports and full annual reports that students will receive once a year. Please refer to the Assessment Schedule provided in the table below for dates when reports will be sent home and when parents’ evenings will take place. Additional information explaining assessment grades used at KS3 and KS4 as well as national curriculum levels is also provided below.

Any queries relating to your child's school reports and assessment grades should be addressed to the Exams and Assessment Officer, using the contact details above.

How to understand Grade Reports:

KS3 Grade Report Information 

KS4 Grade Report Information

Assessment Calendar

Assessment Calendar 2022-23