Examinations

GCSE EXAMS 2021

Students in Year 11 sat In-Class and Exam-based assessments between 22 March and the 27 May. These assessments, alongside PPE assessments that were sat in the autumn term and any completed coursework, were used as evidence to help teachers to submit a grade for each qualification. The school was required to submit to the Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ) our plans for collecting evidence via our Centre Assessment Policy, which they endorsed as part of their Quality Assurance process and we received notification of this on 26 May. All teachers undertook thorough training sessions prior to marking the assessments. There then followed a rigorous process of internal moderation and quality assurance, prior to the grades being submitted to the exam boards on Friday 18 June. The exam boards have now begun their own process of moderation and quality assurance, and as part of this we have been asked to submit the evidence portfolios for named students across a number of subjects in both Year 11 and Year 13. During this external quality assurance process, our submitted grades may be moved up or down (although this will always be done through human checks, not by an algorithm).

RESULTS DAY - THURSDAY 12 AUGUST

Whilst we do now know the grades that have been submitted to the exam boards for each student, we are forbidden from disclosing them to students and parents until results days. Results will be available to students on Thursday 12 August. We would like to invite all students to collect their results from school, as we are hoping to make the occasion as much of a celebration as possible. To help with the celebrations an ice-cream van will be on site with complimentary ice creams available for all members of the Year Group. Students will be able to collect their result envelopes from the Dining Hall between 10am and 12pm and key members of both the Year 11 pastoral team and the Sixth Form team, alongside a member of the Careers ‘Adviza’ team, will be on hand to give any advice and guidance that might be required regarding the next steps. Appointments will be able to be booked with staff, and these will start at 10.30am and be held in both the atrium area of the dining hall, as well as in the STEM block adjacent to the Dining Hall.

If you are unable to attend school to collect your results envelope, then results will be emailed out to all students at 12pm.

PROCESS TO DATE FOR A LEVEL EXAMS 2021

Students in Year 13 sat In-Class and Exam-based assessments between 22 March and the 27 May. These assessments, alongside PPE assessments that were sat in the autumn term and any completed coursework, were used as evidence to help teachers to submit a grade for each qualification. The school was required to submit to the Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ) our plans for collecting evidence via our Centre Assessment Policy (available here on our website) , which they endorsed as part of their Quality Assurance process and we received notification of this on 26 May. All teachers undertook thorough training sessions prior to marking the assessments. There then followed a rigorous process of internal moderation and quality assurance, prior to the grades being submitted to the exam boards on Friday 18 June. The exam boards have now begun their own process of moderation and quality assurance, and as part of this we have been asked to submit the evidence portfolios for named students across a number of subjects in both Year 11 and Year 13. During this external quality assurance process, our submitted grades may be moved up or down (although this will always be done through human checks, not by an algorithm).

RESULTS DAY – TUESDAY 10 AUGUST

Whilst we do now know the grades that are going to be awarded to each student, we are forbidden from disclosing the submitted grades to students and parents, until results days. Results will be available to students on Tuesday 10 August. We would like to invite all students to collect their results from school, as we are hoping to make the occasion as much of a celebration as possible. To help with the celebrations we will have coffee and pastries available for all members of the year group. Students will be able to collect their result envelopes from the Durning Room between 8.30am and 11am. Key members of the Sixth Form team will be on hand to give any advice and guidance that might be required regarding the next steps and UCAS in particular. Students should be aware that they may have to wait to speak to a member of staff, but we will endeavour to see everyone as quickly as possible.

APPEALS

All appeals, on any of the grounds, must first go through a Centre Review. Please see the Results and Reviews letters for Year 11 and Year 13 for full details.