With exams cancelled in 2021 The Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ) has created a guide that provides an overview of the most important information students, parents and guardians need to know about how grades will be awarded this summer.
The guide can be found here: JCQ-Guidance-for-Students-and-Parents-on-Summer-2021
Update 18th June 2021 – All the evidence collected to award grades has now been selected and assessments completed, the school and college has decided upon overall grades and these have been submitted to the exam boards.
Although the school and college has decided upon overall grades, JCQ has requested that schools and colleges do not inform students of their grades until results days in August.
10th August 09:00 (College Café) – A-Level/ Other Level 3 Qualifications
12th August 10:00 (Q Foyer) – GCSE/ Other Level 2 Qualifications
If you are not available on results day to collect your results you should email email@example.com to arrange an alternative method of being informed of your results. We strongly recommend that if you can you collect your results in person as there will be staff to discuss your results with should you have any queries.
The Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ) has developed an appeals system as a ‘safety net’ for students. Our student guide explains the system and what steps you need to take if you decide to submit an appeal to the school or college.
If you believe an error has been made in determining your grade, you will have a right to appeal.
Appeals will only be accepted by completing this form: JCQ Appeals Form Please save a copy before completing the form.
If you wish to appeal more than one grade a separate form must be completed for each grade that you wish to appeal. A form that includes more than one appeal will be returned and will not be accepted.
The information in our student guide will help you complete the appeals form. You must be aware that the outcome of an appeal may result in your grade remaining the same, being lowered or raised. There is no right to an appeal following the exam board changing the grade.
The full JCQ guidance to schools and colleges can be found here:
Information For Candidates
Students sitting examinations or completing assessed work in 2020/ 2021 should be aware of the information included below. Each document outlines rules and regulations in relation to a particular examination or mode of assessment.
Certificates for each summer examination series are issued to schools and colleges in November. You will be contacted with a date for collection. Please do not come to collect your certificates before this date as they will not be available.
On collecting your certificates please come to reception and bring with you a form of ID.
If you wish for someone to collect your certificates on your behalf they must bring a letter, signed by you, authorising them to collect them. They must also bring a form of photo ID.
Certificates will not be posted home.
It is very important that you claim and safely store your certificates. You will be required to provide them in the future for things such as University and job applications.
Schools and colleges are required to hold certificates for 12 months after the date of issue after which time they can be destroyed.
If you picked up your original certificates from school but have consequently lost them, or the school no longer holds copies of your certificates you will need to request replacement certificates. To do this, you will need to contact each exam board with which you sat exams, and request a replacement certificate. If you are unsure which exam boards you used, please email firstname.lastname@example.org who may be able to help you depending on the date you sat your exams.
Should you require replacement certificates, you will be responsible for contacting exam boards and requesting them as well as paying for replacements. Replacement certificates cost roughly £40 per certificate. Not all exam boards provide replacements, some provide ‘Statement of Results’.
Although the school cannot supply you with replacement certificates, we may be able to provide you with a statement of results. If you have lost your certificates, but simply require your grades please email email@example.com who may be able to help you depending on when you left school.
Exam Results 2019
We were very proud of all of our students who worked so hard and achieved such a great set of results in the summer of 2019.
- 75% of students achieved a Good Pass (4) in English & Maths and 51% a Strong Pass (5)
- 84% of students achieved a 4+ in English and 68% a 5+
- 82% of students achieved a 4+ in Maths and 57% a 5+
- 20% of students attained 5 or more Grade 7s and above
- Our students obtained over 250 grades 8 & 9
- Over half of all students got a Grade 7 (an A) in at least one subject
Full details of 2017/18 results for KS4 and KS5 can be found on the performance tables website www.compare-school-performance.service.gov.uk. The results from 2019/2020 were not published due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Below are key figures from our 2018/19 results.