We know that the end of the term and not sitting exams were not how we would have liked your time in Year 11 and 13 to finish. We have thought hard as to how to ensure you receive your results in a safe manner and have decided that we will email results to students on the 13th of August 2020 for sixth form and 20th of August 2020 for Year 11. This will avoid the need for students to travel to the academy.
If you have any questions about the process of the awarding of results please see https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/awarding-qualifications-in-summer-2020
You will also be aware that the government has released further information about what you can do if you are disappointed with your result.
In order to respect Covid 19 advice, results will be emailed to students between 10am and 11am. Staff will be available to answer any queries you may have about exam results.
To assist students and parents here is the link to the Student guide to post-16 qualifications results Summer 2020
The following letter was shared with Year 11 parents and students:
Dear Year 11
I’m delighted to be able to share your GCSE results with you today. These are a testament to your hard work and perseverance over your time at Global Academy.
I wanted to take the opportunity to explain how your results were determined this year. As you know, this year’s GCSE results had to be awarded differently from usual, after exams were unable to go ahead due to Covid-19. Schools and colleges were asked to use their professional experience to make a fair and objective judgement of the grades they believed a student would have achieved had they sat their exams this year, and to submit these centre-assessed grades (CAGs) to the relevant exam board.
Groups of teachers and leaders in each subject worked together to discuss and agree the centre-assessed grade for each student. They took into account a wide range of available evidence, including class work, mock exams and other records of student performance.
The intention was that the exam boards would then moderate the CAGs, to check that schools and colleges had approached this task consistently, before providing students with their final calculated grades. Unfortunately, as you will no doubt be aware, the method they used to do this proved problematic, and was likely to lead to many grades being unfairly downgraded.
The government therefore made the decision that GCSE students would be awarded whichever was higher for each subject – their CAG or their calculated grade. This is what the grades you’re receiving today are based on.
If you’re unhappy with any of your results, I’d encourage you in the first instance to contact Tope.Anjorin@globalacademy.com. He will be able to discuss your concerns, and advise you on any next steps. You may also want to talk to the sixth form or college you plan to go to. They may well be flexible about their entry requirements.
You may also have some pending results, notably the BTEC, again you may be aware there has been some issues with this qualification nationally. We are working with the exam board to rectify this as soon as possible.
If you want to resit any of your exams, the current plan is for a full series of exams to take place in November. We don’t yet have full details of how this will work, but please let us know if that’s something you’d like to discuss.
Congratulations again for everything you’ve achieved in this most difficult of years