Examination and Assessment Information

Assessment & Reports

From October 2020 all student Assessments and Reports will be published to SIMS Student and SIMS Parent apps. Examination results will also be issued in this way.

Please ensure you have access to the SIMS Student and SIMS Parent Apps.

Students – If you need help accessing this please contact StudentITSupport@cathays.cardiff.sch.uk

Parents – For more information and to sign up please go to www.cathayshigh.co.uk/sims

Exam Information for Candidates and Parents


Following exams/assessments taken in a school year, on results days (August) students receive an electronic notification of the grade achieved for each qualification.

Certificates are issued by the exam boards and these normally arrive in school at the end of October.

There is a large volume of certificates that have to be sorted and checked before we are able to issue them to the students. Each student’s qualifications are checked individually.

For students still attending Cathays, returning in the September following the exams, certificates are issued before the Christmas break.

Leavers are able to collect their certificates in the new year, the January following the exams taken in the previous June.