GCSE & BTEC Results Day - 2020
We hope that this finds you all well. We understand how unsettling the past weeks have been for you, and that you are now urgently waiting for the examination results.
GCSE & BTEC Results Day.
Results for students will be available on Thursday 20th August. We intend to send these to you by email at 10.00am. Students who wish to come in to collect their results should come to the school between 10.30am and 12.00noon. Please come via the main entrance in Crowland Road. Results will be issued in the playground by the Main Hall.
Please note that social distancing and hygiene measures must be strictly adhered to. We ask that only students come onto the school site; parents and carers should not attend. Staff and some of the colleges will be available to provide guidance and advice in relation to Post-16 pathways. If you have any specific queries about your examination results, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. You should not email your teacher directly.
How the examination grades have been calculated.
All schools were asked to send to the examination boards the grades they believe students were most likely to get if teaching, learning and examinations had happened as planned. At Gladesmore, these grades were not determined by individual teachers but by the whole department of subject teachers working together. They considered a range of evidence such as classwork and homework, results in assignments and any practise exams, any non-exam assessment or coursework might have been done, and general progress being made during the course. This was compared with students across the year group and moderated. With this information, Ofqual together with examination boards, standardised the grades across schools and colleges. They tell us that their aim, as far as they could, was to make the results fair and that students are not advantaged or disadvantaged because their schools or colleges were more generous or harsh than others when making those judgements. The final grade is decided by the examination board and grades might be different to those that the school recommended to the examination board.
Can I appeal the grades awarded?
The government have recently announced that it is possible to do this through the school. It is understood that this can be done if the grade awarded is lower than that achieved in the mock examination taken earlier in the year at the school. We expect that more details about this announcement will be published in due course.
Can I see the details that the school submitted for me?
No, this information is confidential. Please don’t ask your teachers, or anyone else at school, to tell you the grades they sent to the exam boards or where they have placed you in the order of students; they will not be allowed to share this with you. See Ofqual link for more information on this: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/awarding-qualifications-in-summer-2020/letter-to-students-summer-2020-grading
Can I take my exams another time?
Yes, if you want the opportunity to achieve a higher grade in any subject(s), Ofqual have indicated that examination boards will be offering an opportunity for students to take examinations in the autumn term. Details of the arrangements will be available from your new Post-16 provider.
Sixth Form & College
If you have any specific queries about post-16 pathways, please email email@example.com. Further information can be found on the school website: www.gladesmore.com > Parent & Pupil Zone > Sixth Form & Colleges.
Year 11 students should have at least one confirmed offer from a 6th Form or College if you do not, please contact a preferred college. Haringey Council are also providing guidance on 20th and 24th August at Wood Green Library and on 21st and 28th August at Bruce Grove Youth Space. All students are asked to also complete a survey for Haringey Council called the September Guarantee, this asks students for Post-16 offers: https://forms.gle/ag2WyRGRJh8kELxKA
GSCE/BTEC Certificate Evening
We are hoping to be able to put on an event for students to collect their GCSE and BTEC certificates. If this event can go ahead it is likely to be in December, details will be available in due course.
Ofqual have stressed that we should all be reassured that the grades students get this summer will look exactly the same as in previous years, and they will have equal status with universities, colleges and employers, to help you move forward in your lives as planned.
May I take this opportunity, on behalf of the whole school, to wish all our students and their families the very best for the future.