Head's Welcome

Head of College Welcome

Welcome to Dawlish College.

It continues to be an absolute privilege to be the Headteacher at Dawlish College – the staff and students are second to none and take all of life’s challenges in their stride. Despite current uncertainties as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, we continue to hold onto our core purpose in all that we do. Behind all of the decisions taken and measures put in place sits the balance between keeping staff and students safe whilst also providing them with a varied and exciting school experience.

Dawlish College is a vibrant and exciting place to be, where we have the highest expectations of staff and students alike and seek to provide challenge at every available opportunity. As a small school, we have a very proud record of holistic support, care and individual attention: the happiness and well-being of our students is of paramount importance and is a vital foundation for their growth and development. Our college has an atmosphere of creativity and positivity that is generated by the provision of excellent opportunities for every individual thereby maximising the outcomes and improving the life chances of the young people in our care.

As a parent myself, I understand that you want your child to be inspired, supported and challenged to be the best version of themselves within an environment that knows them and values them as an individual. Thank you for entrusting me with the care and education of your child, present or future, and I look forward to unlocking their ambitions as I get to know them and work closely with you.

S Banks


Exams and Assessment

Preparing for Success

Exams are an unavoidable part of your life in college and beyond and so Dawlish College is committed to ensuring that from Year 7 onwards you are given the right support and preparation to fulfill your academic potential and increase your life chances.

A key part of the preparation is that you will experience ‘low stakes’ tests in exam conditions from Year 7. It is normal to be nervous before a test as you naturally want to do well, however you will learn to control these nerves and you will also learn the importance of revision and preparation.
It is also important that you get use to the expectations of examinations so that you can easily work in timed conditions in silence. With this preparation, you will be less stressed and anxious in Year 11.

Exam Timetabling

Exams take place for different year groups at various times so please refer to the Important Dates for specific information.

Exam Timetable 2024

GCSE Timetables and Information

For GCSE examination timetables and information please click on the links below:

Information for Candidates – Non-Examination Assessments

Information for Candidates - Coursework Assessments

Information for Candidates – Privacy Notice

Information for Candidates – Written Examinations

Information for Candidates – Social Media

AI Use in Assessments - A Summary for Students

Candidate Absence Policy

Candidate Late Arrival Policy


Results Day Information

GCSE Results Day is Thursday 22nd  August 2024 and takes place in the Millennium Hall from 10:00 until 12:00

Results cannot be given over the telephone or emailed, they must be collected in person by the candidate or by a nominated person. The nominated person must have a signed letter from the candidate authorising them to collect their results. Without written permission from the candidate we cannot release the results.

What to do if you're not happy with your results

Information about how internal assessment works can be found here.

Internal Appeals Procedure (Reviews of results and appeals) 2023-2024 | PDF

Internal Appeals Procedure (Internal assessment decisions) 2023-2024 | PDF

Internal Appeals; Deadlines, timescales and forms | PDF

Student Assessment