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RESULTS DAYS 2021

We recognise how different the awarding of results this year will be. Please read through the information on this page for full details on how this will work.

Our overriding aim this year is that every student gets to the destination of their choice, and we will be here for students every step of the way.

This year, grades have been determined by schools, The grades are known as Centre Determined Grades or Teacher Assessed Grades. These are the same thing. Centres have determined grades based on evidence.

Key documents relating to the grading process are:

A LEVEL RESULTS: 10 August 2021

The intention is to welcome students into school to receive their results in person and share in the delights and successes of their achievements with their friends in the way that we have done in the past. However, if Government guidelines change over the summer holiday and we need to move to a virtual results day we will inform you of these changes and update this page.

Results will be available in school and on Insight at 8.30am on Tuesday 10th August. We will supply grades for all subjects entered by students as issued by the exam boards. We ask that students check whether they can log on to Insight to see their results, but should there be any concerns with this, please follow instructions here.

Wood Green students who study a subject at The Henry Box School or Abingdon and Witney College will receive these results via email from Wood Green School. This result will not be on Insight, but any results of exams sat at Wood Green School will be. Henry Box students who have taken an exam at Wood Green School should use their Insight login too.

Please note that exam results will only be issued to students themselves and cannot be released to parents or carers.

For students who have applied to UCAS (which covers the vast majority of students) they will hear at home early in the morning before the A Level results are released whether they have been successful with their application.

SUPPORT FOR A LEVEL STUDENTS

Our absolute priority amongst all of this is to ensure that students get into the destination of their choice, and we will endeavour to go above and beyond our normal levels of support to ensure that every student who requires additional support receives this on A level results day, or the day after. We will be able to anticipate where there are problems and have ready support for the student available and we will be able to target this to them personally. Because this will not involve looking at what happened in the exam, we can focus on working with the student and their family to get students to the best possible destination.

As soon as you have any concerns regarding your results, please contact the following address:

examresults@wgswitney.org.uk

Please outline in this email the nature of what you would like to discuss following receipt of your awarded grades, and one of the team will be in touch with you as soon as possible to offer advice and guidance. Please contact this address rather than emailing the office or your teachers, who will not be able to offer the required level of support. We will prioritise students who have not achieve a destination of their choice.

GCSE RESULTS: 12 AUGUST 2021

The process for GCSE results will be similar to A level results, where we hope to welcome students into school to receive their results in person and share in the delights and successes of their achievements with their friends in the way that we have done in the past. However, if Government guidelines change over the summer holiday and we need to move to a virtual results day we will inform you of these changes and update this page.

Results will be available in school and on Insight at 9am on Thursday 12th August. We will supply grades for all subjects entered by students as issued by the exam boards.

Please note that exam results will only be issued to students themselves and cannot be released to parents or carers.

We ask that students check whether they can log on to Insight to see their results, but should there be any concerns with this, please follow instructions here.

SUPPORT FOR GCSE STUDENTS 

Our absolute priority is to help students to achieve the best possible destination of their choice with their grades. Because this year will not involve looking at what happened in the exam, we can focus on working with the student and their family to get students to the best possible destination. We will have a team of staff available for in-school and remote support after GCSE results are released.

As soon as you have any concerns regarding your results, please contact the following address:

examresults@wgswitney.org.uk

Please outline in this email the nature of what you would like to discuss following receipt of your awarded grades, and one of the team will be in touch with you as soon as possible to offer advice and guidance. Please contact this address rather than emailing the office or your teachers, who will not be able to offer the required level of support. We will prioritise students who have not achieve a destination of their choice.

APPEALS

This year there are two stages to the appeal process which are summarised below.

  • Stage one – Centre review
  • You should be aware that your grade could go up, down, or stay the same. If we do find an administrative error and we have awarded too high a grade we will submit your lower grade to the exam board for them to consider.
  • If you feel your grade is wrong, then please complete the form by clicking here and the email us the completed form at examappealwgs@wgswitney.org.uk
  • If there was a mistake, we will inform you and submit the revised grade to the exam board for them to consider. Once a finding has been made you cannot withdraw your request for a centre review or appeal. If your grade is lowered you will not be able to revert back to the original grade you were awarded on results day.
  • If no mistake was made we will inform you and your grade will remain as the one you were awarded.
  • More information can be found here
  • Stage two – Exam board review

You must have completed a Stage 1 appeal before you submit a stage 2 appeal.

    • If we didn’t find a mistake but you still believe that the grade is wrong, you can ask us to submit a formal appeal to the exam board for you. You can appeal if you believe any of the following applies:
      • there was an error in the way we followed or applied our procedures for determining your grade
      • we did not make reasonable judgement when deciding which evidence to use to determine your grade
      • we did not make a reasonable judgement about your grade based on the evidence gathered.
    • If you decide to move to a stage 2 appeal you must do this using the same form originally submitted at Stage 1. The school will have returned this form to you with the outcome of your Stage 1 Appeal. You should complete the Stage 2 section and email the full form to the above email address.
    • Correcting results – You should be aware that your grade could go up, down, or stay the same. Once a finding has been made you cannot withdraw your request for a centre review or appeal. If your grade is lowered you will not be able to revert back to the original grade you were awarded on results day.

DEADLINES

These are the schools internal deadlines to allow us time to complete the administration around appeals and do differ from the exam boards deadlines

Stage 1

Stage 2

Priority appeal* A Level only

Midday - 16.8.21

Midday – 19.8.21

Non-priority (all y11 and 12, and some y13)

Midday – 3.9.21

Midday – 13.9.21

*Priority appeals are for students applying to higher education who did not get their first choice, and wish to appeal an A-level or other Level 3 qualification result

Ofqual has produced a Student guide to awarding summer 2021 to help explain the process of awarding grades this summer and we would advise all students/parents to read it in full before submitting an appeal.

Autumn series GCSE and A Levels

Ofqual has announced that there will be a full series of GCSE and A Level examinations running this autumn for those students who would like to have this opportunity.

  • exams will be in their normal format, with no adaptations made
  • grades will be determined by a student’s performance in an exam for all subjects, except for art and design qualifications
  • AS and A level exams will be held in October, while GCSE exams will take place in November and December

WGS LETTERS ABOUT GCSE/BTEC AND A LEVEL GRADING 2021

JULY 2021

      MAY 2021

      APRIL 2021

      MARCH 2021

      FEBRUARY 2021

      JANUARY 2021

      DECEMBER 2020

      EXAM INFORMATION

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      Updated: July 2021