GCSE Exam Result Information 2020

Please take the time to read the following information before results day. A Student Guide produced by Ofqual is attached which contains helpful information regarding your exam results and appeals.

Provision of Exam Results

Please see Mr Evans’ detailed letter to you (dated 17 July) in which he states that exam results will be sent to your school email address on exam results day, Thursday, 20 August, at 8:00 am. The letter also details the arrangements to be made if you have any queries.  PLEASE ENSURE YOU ARE ABLE TO ACCESS YOUR SCHOOL EMAIL ADDRESS.

Centre Assessed Grades (CAG) and Rankings

Candidates may request to see their centre-assessed grade(s) and ranking(s) by contacting the School. We can only action requests received from the candidate themselves. Please send requests from the candidate’s school email account (for verification purposes) to CAG@ermysteds.n-yorks.sch.uk, detailing which subjects you are requesting information about. The reply will be sent to the candidate’s school email account. The School will aim to respond to these requests as soon as practicable.

Appeals

Ofqual published its decisions on the 2020 examinations process earlier in the year. The grounds for appeal this year are very limited, more so than in a normal year. Candidates cannot appeal if they disagree with the Centre Assessed Grade (CAG) or with the Standardisation model used by the Exam Board.  The only reasons for appeal are as follows:-

  • The School has made a mistake when submitting the CAG or Ranking.
  • The Exam Board has made a mistake when calculating the grade.
  • The candidate was entitled to reasonable adjustments due to their disability and the School failed to take this entitlement into account when arriving at the CAG or ranking.
  • The candidate believes that they have been subject to discrimination or bias during the process.

Please see the Ofqual Appeals Guide or contact the Exam Office if you require further details. You should also refer to the Summer 2020 Results and Appeals Process. The deadline for appeals is 17 September.

Resits

There is an opportunity for you to re-sit any exams that you were entered for in summer, during November 2020.  The entry deadline date is 15 September.  NEA (Non-exam assessments) will not form any part of the autumn series assessment except in Art. If you want to be entered for the autumn series re-sits, candidates must complete a re-sit form available from the Exam Office.  This form must be completed by the candidate and be accompanied by the relevant fee.  As stated above, the deadline date for receipt is 15 September and no forms will be accepted after this date.

Destinations

We should be grateful if you could advise us, by emailing exams@ermysteds.n-yorks.sch.uk if you will be returning to Ermysted’s in September to continue your education.  Should you decide to leave Ermysted’s, please could you email the above address and advise us of the following details – NAME; COLLEGE/PLACE OF WORK; COURSE TITLE/JOB TITLE.

Exam Certificates

For pupils joining the 6th form, all certificates will be retained until the Certificate Presentation Evening following completion of your A Level studies.

If you are now leaving Ermysted’s, certificates will be available for you to collect after 16 November 2020.  If you are unable to collect your certificates in person you may:-

  • Ask a member of your family/friend to collect these on your behalf but you must provide them with a letter of authorisation signed by you and addressed to the School.

Please note if your certificates have not been collected by 31 October 2021 these will be destroyed. SHOULD YOU REQUIRE REPLACEMENT CERTIFICATES IN FUTURE FOR YOUR PROSPECTIVE EMPLOYER YOU WILL NEED TO CONTACT THE RESPECTIVE EXAM BOARDS WHO WILL EACH CHARGE A FEE IN EXCESS OF £40.