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Poynton High School

and Performing Arts College

01625 871811

Examination Information



In 2021 the grades for GCSE, AS and A level will be determined by the exam boards using grades awarded by school.  These grades will reflect the level of the work that students have produced in a range of assessments across the course.  For more information please see 

Year 11 and 13 Assessment Information

There is detailed information about the awarding of grades for Year 11 and Year 13 in 2021 through separate tabs on this page.

Publication of GCSE and A level exam results by the local press

To protect student privacy we do not send results by name to the local press. 

GCSE and A level results collection

Please note results cannot be given out over the phone or by email, and can only be collected by the student or a person authorised by them. Therefore if your son/daughter is unable to collect their own results an alternative person can be nominated by them. This must be by prior arrangement before results day. 

There are two ways to do this:

  • A letter of authorisation to the school signed by the student concerned for the attention of Mrs Bibby clearly stating who can collect their results
  • Via email with Exam Results as the subject sent to Mrs Bibby at from the student’s own email address and clearly stating who can collect their results.

Please note that we are unable to accept emails or letters from parents and we cannot give out results on the day to anyone other than the student unless a letter or email (from the student) has been received into school prior to Results Day.

Results and next steps
If you want more information on your next steps once you’ve received your results, contact the National Exam Results Helpline.  Tel: 0800 100 900 Lines are open from 08:00 to 22:00, 7 days a week. Calls are free from landlines and most mobile numbers.

EXAM CERTIFICATES 2020 and earlier

Well done to all the students who worked so hard to achieve their results.   2020 examination certificates are now in school.  

We are now in a position where we can accept external visitors into reception to collect your GCSE and A level exam certificates.  Reception is open Monday – Friday between 8am and 4pm to collect them.  Please note that school finishes for summer on Wednesday 21st July at 12pm.   You will need to collect the certificates yourself or send a letter of authorisation with the person who will be collecting them on your behalf.  

If a student would like another person to collect their certificates on their behalf, the person collecting must have authorisation from the student in the form of a letter or a printed email.  The school will retain the letter or email as proof of collection.

Students who are in Year 12 at PHS will be given their GCSE certificates in school.

It is important to keep examination certificates safe as they will be required by employers in future years.  It is no longer possible to get replacement certificates from the examination boards.


Summer Results Days 2021: 


A Level Results Day  - 10 August 2021 in the Sixth Form Centre at 8.30am

GCSE Results Day -  12 August 2021 in the Sixth Form Centre at 9am