GCSE Timelable Letter – Sep 2017


6th September 2017

Dear Parent/Carer,

The examination boards have now published the dates for the 2017/2018 G.C.S.E. examinations. These dates have been published as final by the examination boards and apply across the whole country. They cannot be altered in any way except by the examination boards.
Attached is a list of all the examination dates which currently apply to students at Denton Community College.
Please note the dates for some exams, such as Dance and Drama, are to be set by the school later in the year when the Moderator contacts us. Similarly the practical Art examination comprising 10 hours of supervised work will be scheduled prior to the main exam session. French speaking tests must also be scheduled.

In a limited number of instances there are 2 opportunities to sit the same examination; your child will be informed which examination to prepare for by their teacher.
PE exams are online, on demand tests and therefore the students will be entered when their teachers feel they are ready. The students will be informed of dates and times by their PE teacher.


All students will receive an individual examination timetable and a personal statement of entry to check well in advance of any examinations that they are entered for.


Your son/daughter will not be awarded a grade in any subject where an examination is missed. Indeed, you may be asked to pay for any examination for which your child is entered but does not attend. It is therefore vital that your child attends all examinations scheduled for a subject.


If you have any questions regarding this matter please contact me as soon as possible.


Yours sincerely


Mrs Gill Rule – Examinations officer





Date AM Session PM Session


Date AM Session PM Session
10/01/2018 Music BTec Unit 1
11/01/2018 Travel and Tourism Unit 1


Exams still to be confirmed


Drama practical moderation in April*

Dance practical moderation in April or May*

Art Exam– 10 hour practical exam (2 sessions)

French speaking tests


*These dates will be confirmed when external moderators have been appointed by the examination boards


Date AM Session PM Session
14/05/2018 Computing: Paper 1 Computer systems

Travel and Tourism Unit 1

BTec Music Unit 1       ***

RS: Paper 1
15/05/2018 French: Listening

French: Reading

Science: Biology Paper 1
16/05/2018 RS: Paper 1
17/05/2018 Science: Chemistry Paper 1 Computing: Paper 2 Computational thinking
18/05/2018 French: Writing Drama
Xxxxxxxx Xxxxxxxx Xxxxxxxx
22/05/2018 English Literature Paper 1 Geography: Paper 1 Living in the world today
23/05/2018 Business and Enterprise


Science: Physics Paper 1
24/05/2018 Mathematics: Paper 1 Non- calculator
25/05/2018 English Literature Paper 2
04/06/2018 History Paper 1 Media Studies
05/06/2018 English Language Paper 1 Geography: Paper 2 The world around us
06/06/2018 Music GCSE

Business Studies         ***

07/06/2016 Mathematics: Paper 2 Calculator
08/06/2018 English Language Paper 2 History Paper 2
Xxxxxxxx xxxxxxxx xxxxxxxx
11/06/2018 Science: Biology Paper 2 Geography: Paper 3 Geographical skills
12/06/2017 Mathematics: Paper 3 Calculator History Paper 3
13/06/2017 Science: Chemistry Paper 2
14/06/2017 Resistant materials
15/06/2017 Science: Physics Paper 2
Date AM Session PM Session
Xxxxxxxx xxxxxxxx xxxxxxxx
19/06/2017 Graphics

Hospitality and catering ***

Xxxxxxxx xxxxxxxx xxxxxxxx



** Arrangements will be made for students who have examination timetable clashes.


Please note this timetable is correct at the time of printing but students must consult their individual timetables nearer to the time of the exams to check that no changes or additions have been made.

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Success for Yr11 Football Team!


Year 11 Manager, Mr Osborne, reports on the recent success of our school football team…..

“The Year 11s were appreciative of the fact that that they might only have a handful of games left of school football. The message was simple, “give it your all and enjoy every minute”

I was confident going into the game, ahead of a successful football trip last year and the lads didn’t disappoint. We rolled out with the same ambitious 4-1-2-1-2 formation from last year and the lads were simply fantastic. Passing with confidence, working for each other and scoring from all angles of the pitch.

The game resulted in an 8-1 victory for our boys. Although there will be tougher challenges ahead, the boys were matched physically and maintained discipline and temperament throughout.

From a delighted manager, Mr Osborne.”

‘Well-being Week’ – Get Involved!

activeMarch 23 – 27 is ‘Well-being Week’ for students and staff.  There will be many exciting activities and drop-in sessions taking place throughout the week to raise the profile of ‘well-being’ and mental health.


For further details see the time-table here or on the notice boards in your form rooms.  We hope everyone will get involved and try something new!


KS4 Basketball News!

Basketball_through_hoopMore basketball success also arrived on Wednesday night as our Girl’s KS4 basketball team participated in the Tameside KS4 Basketball Competition at Alder Community High School.

After arriving the girls were a little nervous when they saw the height of some of their opponents! However these nervous were soon put aside when they played their first game against Mossley Hollins.  The girls came out victorious with a fabulous score of 28-0!

They then took on Fairfield.  This game was a very fairly contested match but the girls managed to break the deadlock and went on to win 18-2. After winning both games in their group the girls where through to the final against All Saints.  The girls started the game really well and took the lead within the first minute of the game.  Unfortunately All Saints came back and despite the best efforts of the girls they lost 20 points to 6.

The girls were a credit to the College and showed great determination throughout.  The quality of their play was outstanding! Congratulations to the girls on becoming the KS4 Tameside Girls Basketball Runners Up.

The students were Kirsty D, Eve B, Becky H, Zoe A and Chelsea G. Well done to all – we’re super proud of you!