ACE Exams Policy

For the summer 2021 Examinations season, the Government has confirmed that GCSE exams will be replaced by a system of teacher assessed work.  Students whose courses involve practical assessed projects will continue with these but with some covid related modifications.  Students will be individually informed as to changes that will affect them personally.

As a registered and inspected school, ACE acts as an examination Centre for our own students and for students attending a number of local approved partner alternative provisions.

ACE is registered with all main exam boards (AQA, OCR, Edexcel, WJEC and NCFE) and can offer accredited courses across Entry Level to GCSE / Level 2 and across courses as diverse as Functional Skills, GCSE’s, Duke of Edinburgh, BTEC’s and Arts Awards.

All our examination services are subject to exam board and subject specific regulations, inspections and quality control visits and our hosting of exams are subject to annual JCQ onsite inspection.

In addition to Awarding Body and JCQ required policies, our examinations work is informed by a series of key policies which are updated annually.

All students are entitled for entry for examination as and when they are assessed to be ready and disability, fair access and equality policies fully apply to this work and inform any decisions we make as to exam dispensations that may be applied for (subject to awarding body approval) for individual candidates according to need.

We do, subject to capacity, offer examination services to private external candidates.

For more information about the ACE examination services or for copies of any of our examination polices,  please email

The main exam related policies can be found below

ACE Exam Contingency Plan 2020-21

Exams Access and Disability Policy

Controlled Assessment Responsibilities Policy

Controlled Assessment Risk_management_process

Internal Assess External Qual Policy

Complaints and Internal Appeals Policy