Public Examinations – Results Days 2021
Public examinations for GCSE, A level and the summer series of the Vocational qualifications were cancelled by the Department for Education this year and replaced with a system of Teacher Assessed Grades (TAGs) alongside a Quality Assurance process overseen by the Examination Boards.
Ofqual have produced a useful guide which explains the process by which grades will be awarded in Summer 2021. This can be found by clicking here.
A helpful student guide can be found here. Please read this before making any enquiries about results to the school.
A reminder that the examination results will be published by email after 8:30am on Tuesday 10th August (for A Level, BTEC and CTEC qualifications) and after 8:30 on Thursday 12th August (For GCSE and Cambridge National qualifications).
The school will provide support to students following the publication of results. Further advice and guidance will be published along with results on the dates above by email to the students.
Appeals and Complaints
In the past students who felt that there had been an error in the process used to arrive at their external examination grade were able to request a review of marking.
This year students are able to appeal against their grade if they believe:
- there was an error in the way the school or college followed or applied its procedure for determining the teacher assessed grade
- the school or college did not make a reasonable judgement when deciding which evidence to use to determine the teacher assessed grade
- the school or college did not make a reasonable judgement about the grade based on the evidence gathered
Appeals must be made to the school in the first instance. Please refer to the appeals information which will be posted on the downloads section of this page as soon as it is available and in the student guide above. Parents cannot appeal on behalf of their children. Any appeal needs to be made by the candidate themselves. Dissatisfaction with the grades issued by examination boards does not constitute grounds for an appeal unless there is evidence that there has been an error by the centre or the examination board. Please be advised that if a student is unhappy with their grade they are able to sit exams in the autumn term. More details can be requested from the school’s Examinations Officer/Manager.