GCSE (Year 11 pupils)
Thursday 20th August
On Friday 10th July, all pupils and were sent a personalised letter with their allocated arrival time and venue. It is imperative that they follow these instructions so we can manage social distancing.
If anyone would prefer to receive results via post, they must provide Mrs S Edwards (Exams Officer) with a stamped addressed envelope. If someone other than the pupil is collecting results, they must provide a permission letter signed by the pupil and must have with them some form of identification on Results Day. They will still need to attend at the time and venue mentioned in the letter.
Year 11 pupils from other schools who want to join our Sixth Form:
If we have made you a conditional offer and you meet our entry requirements and wish to take up your place, you will need to come into school between 1pm and 3pm on Thursday 20th August 2020. You must bring with you a copy of your GCSE results and either your birth certificate or passport (original documents only please as we are not able to accept copies). We cannot guarantee you will be able to take all the subjects you have chosen. This is dependent on group sizes.
Our Careers Team, Mr Altree and Miss Killick, will be available to support pupils with their next steps on Results Day, should they need any help or advice. If anyone needs any advice before, or after Results Day, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com and they will respond to any emails at their first available opportunity. If you need more urgent advice, you can contact the Black Country Careers Hub through their self-referral service: https://www.blackcountryskillsfactory.co.uk/schools/individualsupport-and-guidance/
How did we decide on grades?
All schools across the country have followed the process laid out by the government for awarding Centre Assessment Grades.
We are very confident we have assessed you with a high degree of accuracy. We undertook a lengthy, rigorous process with every Year 11 teacher participating in a series of meetings. Every grade was decided by whole teams, not individual teachers.
During these grading meetings, we used all available forms of evidence for every single grade, including mock exams, classwork, homework, coursework, prior attainment (how you had performed in previous years) as well as current effort. All grade decisions were rooted in evidence to eliminate any potential bias.
Over a period of several weeks, every grade was discussed multiple times, as part of a rigorous quality assurance process. Only when we were confident that we had graded everyone accurately did we send the grades to the exam boards.
The government announced on Monday 17th August that these grades we submitted (Centre Assessed Grades) will stand, for both A levels and GCSEs.
What you need to know about BTEC subjects
Year 11 pupils will NOT receive their BTEC grades on results day. Pearson, who run BTEC, changed the way they are calculating grades to make the system fairer. They only announced this late on Wednesday 19th August. You can read their statement HERE