Exam Day Results 2020
Thursday 20th August.
Your exam results will be available for collection in person between 9am and 10am, should you wish to collect them. Results that are not collected during this time will be sent by postal services at noon on the same day.
Please note that due to the current public health restrictions, you will be required to collect your results from an assigned location according to your tutor group:
- 11RO - PA2, accessed from the staff car park; please enter via the right-hand fire door. You will exit via the music corridor. Please park in staff car park.
- 11KM – Caryford Leisure Centre Foyer, accessed from the Caryford Leisure Centre car park; please enter via the leisure centre entrance. You will exit via the Academy Sports Hall door near tennis courts and be directed back round to the leisure centre car park via the side gate. Please park in Caryford Leisure Centre car park.
- 11PN - MA1, accessed from the playground; please enter via the MA1 fire door. You will exit via the Maths block exit door. Please park in Caryford Hall car park.
Caryford Hall can also be used for overflow parking where required.
Due to maintenance works going on within the Academy, and also to minimise public health risks, access will be restricted to these areas.
A map is attached for your information.
If you are unable to collect your results yourself, you should provide authorisation to the Examinations Office (), prior to results day, for someone to collect your results on your behalf. This authorisation must be in writing and must name the person collecting your results. The person specified will have to provide proof of identification to us on the day, for us to release your results to them.
We continue to follow public health controls to ensure the safety of our students, staff and visitors from the risks of coronavirus. To assist in this, we ask that you follow and adhere to signage and/or instructions given on social distancing measures.
We ask that those who have coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms, or who have someone in their household who does, and/or are isolating, do not attend Exam Results Day.
You are asked to collect your results from your assigned location, in order to minimise contact and mixing as far as possible. The year group has been divided into tutor groups to assign smaller groups.
Please practise social distancing in line with current government guidance on social distancing – this means that you should not gather at entrance gates or doors.
Parents are welcome to accompany you to the Academy site, however, are asked not to enter the collection rooms, or wait in entrance or exit ways.
We recommend you follow ‘Coronavirus (COVID-19): safer travel guidance for passengers’ when planning your travel, and are encouraged to walk or cycle where possible.
You are reminded of the social distancing guidelines upon leaving the school, being aware of not gathering in large groups outside school.
Results day can be an anxious time, and with the exceptional circumstances in which you will be receiving your results this year, you are bound to have heightened levels of anxiety, lots of questions to ask, and feel overwhelmed.
There will be Academy staff there on results day to help with any questions you may have. To help you understand the process, this is an overview of how your grades were awarded:
Teachers were asked to give students a Centre Assessment Grade (CAG) in each subject, this is the grade they thought you would have most likely achieved if you had sat your exams this summer and completed any non-exam assessment or coursework. A range of evidence was used to decide your CAG including; trial exam results, assessment and test grades, non-exam assessment, coursework, classwork and progress data. Each grade was agreed following an internal quality assurance process within the Faculty and also reviewed and checked by Mrs Pilgrim before being submitted to the exam board. It was not the sole responsibility of any individual teacher.
As per the latest government announcement, students will receive their CAG as their final result, unless the standardisation model developed by Ofqual and the awarding organisations resulted in your CAG being increased. This means your final result will be the same, or higher, as your CAG.
What do I do if I’m not sure my grade is correct?
If you have a query with any of your grades it is important that you speak to us.
Appeal and Complaints
If there is evidence that an error has been made by the Academy or exam board in the process, submission or calculation of your grade, we can make an appeal to the exam board for you on your behalf. You should also let us know if you have concerns about bias, discrimination or something else that suggests that care and integrity was not taken when determining your CAG. If you are concerned that you have evidence of serious malpractice by the Academy, you may take those concerns directly to the exam board.
It is possible that the appeals procedure may change in light of recent announcements, and we will provide you with the latest information as and when it is received.
Autumn Exam Series
You cannot appeal your grade because you think you would have done better in your exams. If you would prefer to take exams you can do so in the autumn series.
For the autumn exam series, GCSE exams start on Monday 2 November and finish on Monday 23 November.
Information from Ofqual
Ofqual have also provided information to help you understand how your results have been awarded, and what to do if they’re not what you wanted:
‘Student guide to post-16 qualifications’ outlines how grading works this year, how your results were calculated, the appeals process and the autumn exam series.
This ‘Calculating grades in GCSE, AS and A levels summer 2020’ video also describes the process grades are awarded this year.
‘Student guide to appeals and malpractice or maladministration complaints’ provides details on what to do if you have concerns or questions about your grades.
Please note that changes may be made to these documents in light of recent announcements.