Examination results have been sent to students email addresses. Students will all have received two separate documents – the first contains their examination results, the second shows details of the Centre Assessed Grades and Ranking within that grade, that the school submitted to the examination boards and that were then used to determine the final grade in each subject. In light of the developing situation regarding appeals, the second document also includes students’ mock grades from January.
We understand that the process by which final grades were determined is causing confusion. To help you understand Ofqual have provided this Infographic.
More detailed guidance is available here.
Error with results
Please note the school cannot change your grades. If you believe there may be an error with your result(s) please complete this form: Clerical Recheck Form and return it to the Exams Office (email@example.com) by Tuesday 1st September.
Appeal on grounds of ‘valid mock data’
You will be aware of recent news regarding an amendment to the Limited right of appeal (which is detailed, separately, below). This involves the possibility of an appeal using what the Department for Education is referring to as ‘valid mock results’. At the time of writing we do not yet know how this will work, other than that “Ofqual has been asked to determine how and when valid mock results can be used to calculate grades.” We expect more details to be available soon and students should be able to access the latest information here.
In the meantime if your mock result (included with your Centre Assessed Grades) was higher than your final awarded grade, and you wish to use this as the basis for an appeal, you should complete this form Appeal on grounds of valid mock data and return it to the Exams Office (firstname.lastname@example.org) by Tuesday 1st September.
Entering Examinations in the Autumn
If you wish to sit an exam in any of the above subjects in the Autumn, you must complete this entry form Autumn Exam Entry Form and return it to the Exams Office (email@example.com) by Thursday 27th August. There are no late entries. If you miss this deadline you will not be able to sit the exam (s) in the Autumn series.
Limited right of appeal
It is important for students and parents to understand the limited grounds on which an appeal can be made to the exam board. Students have no right of appeal against the professional judgement of staff (e.g. as to the calculation of the appropriate grade or rank order), nor does the school itself have right of appeal on the basis that it has changed its professional judgement. Other than the grounds of ‘valid mock data’ (see above), the school may only appeal to the exam board where there is evidence that an administrative error was made either by the school when submitting a student’s CAG or rank position, or by the exam board when calculating a student’s grade.
Any appeals on the above administrative grounds may only be made by the school on behalf of a student. Students may make a request that the school make an appeal to the exam board on your behalf on these grounds, however the school has the right to decide whether or not to make this appeal on your behalf. If you have any questions about your right of appeal or about your exam results, please direct your enquiries to the Exams Office (firstname.lastname@example.org) in the first instance so that we can process your enquiry in a timely manner. All such queries should be received by Tuesday 1st September.
If, having liaised with the Exams Office in relation to your queries, you consider you may have grounds for an appeal to the exam board, or if you wish to appeal against a decision of the school not to appeal on your behalf, or have concerns of any other nature regarding your exam results, please write to Dan Silverman, Deputy Headteacher, setting out the basis on which you believe an appeal should be made, or the nature of your concern.