Results day 2020 FAQs

What should I do if I am unable to collect my own results?

Students must not attend the Academy to collect their results if they have symptoms of COVID-19, or are isolating under the national track and trace system. If a student is unable to collect results, they can request that these be emailed to their own email address on the morning of the 20th August. We cannot specify a time but it will be after 8am. Please use the “Report a Concern” button on the school website to request your results to be sent via email. This can only be requested by a student and not their parent.

Parents/Careers are also able to collect results if they have written permission from the child. Parents can only collect results between 1-3pm on Thursday 20th August. For our planning it would help greatly if students could let us know via the “Report a concern” if they are sending another person to collect their results.

Can I wear a face mask and PPE if I collect results from school?

At the time of writing this letter the government guidance is that face mask must not be worn in schools. We must also be able to identify a student who is collecting their exam results. If you are uncomfortable attending school without wearing a mask, I would suggest you follow the above guidance and request for your results to be emailed directly you.

What Grades will be in my envelope on results day?

As I have already made you aware, the academy was asked to provide information directly to exam boards this year. The internal academy process to collect these grades was rigorous and fully in line with the national guidance. We have been instructed not to share these grades with students or parents before exam results day.

Exam boards then used our grade to devise a qualification grade for each student in every subject they would have taken an exam in.

The grade received on results day is the grade that has been generated by the exam board using their statistical modelling.

What to do if I cannot get onto the course I have applied for?

We will have All Saints College and a careers staff on site to support students, they can also call the National Careers Service helpline 0800 100 900 who will provide support in their next steps. It may be the case that your Centre Assessed Grade may support with your college application, you can discuss this further with Mr Maddocks on results day.

What happens if I am not happy with my results?

If the results achieved are not what you expected, Ofqual have stated that “students who feel that their grades from the summer do not reflect their ability will have the opportunity to take exams in the autumn series or summer 2021. If they choose to do this, students will be able to use the higher of the two grades for future progression”. GCSE examinations start on Monday 2 November and finish on Monday 23 November. We will release further details about taking an exam on results day.

 Can I appeal my results?

The Government have made it clear that you cannot appeal your Centre Assessed Grade, however they have said “appeals should be allowed where a Centre (school) believes it has made an error when submitting its information; or similarly, if the Centre believes an exam board made a mistake when calculating, assigning or communicating a grade”. We will release a process for this on results day.

How will I receive my GCSE certificates?

Certificates are sent to school during the Autumn term. We will contact you during the Autumn term to confirm how we will send these to you.