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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.



Well done to all the students who worked so hard to achieve their results.   2020 examination certificates are now in school.  Please note that at the moment due to COVID-19 we are not able to allow certificates to be collected at reception.  We hope that this situation will change soon and will let you know when this happens.  If there is an urgent need for a certificate please contact Mrs Anderton, Exams Officer, and discuss this with her.  We also still have some 2018 and 2019 certificates that students should pick up from reception when school reopens. 

GCSE certificates 2020

Unfortunately we cannot run the usual evening presentation this year.  Students in Year 12 will be given their certificates in school.  Students who have now left the school can collect from reception when school reopens (see below).

A level certificates 2020

Students should collect certificates from school reception during office hours when school reopens. 

Please note: it must be the student who collects the certificate and they must sign to say they have been collected.

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.

 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.

GCSE Results Day -  12 August 2021 in the Sixth Form Centre.