Valentines High School has submitted centre assessment grades (CAGs) and rank order information to the relevant awarding body in accordance with Ofqual guidance and in line with the awarding body instructions. The awarding bodies put these grades through a standardisation process to determine a calculated grade.
Where calculated grades are higher than CAGs, calculated grades will be awarded.
On candidate statements of results (results slips) and certificates, final grades will be reported in the same way as in previous years.
About your results
Ofqual has provided information for students:
- Your results, what next? Understanding your qualifications grades this summer: updated 20 August 2020 www.gov.uk/guidance/your-results-what-next
- Student guide to post-16 qualification results: summer 2020 - A guide for those receiving qualification results in England this summer (updated 19 August)
- Student guide to appeals, malpractice & maladministration complaints
Summer 2020 - What to do if you have concerns or questions about your grades (updated 19 August) www.gov.uk/government/publications/student-guide-to-post-16-qualification-results-summer-2020
- National Careers Service Exam Results Helpline www.gov.uk/careers-helpline-for-teenagers
- Awarding bodies will also provide information for students about results. Valentines High School will signpost you to any relevant information at results time.
If you have a concern about a grade you have been awarded, you can ask Valentines High School to:
- check whether an error was made when submitting your centre assessment grade and rank order to the awarding body
- raise a complaint with the Headteacher if you feel you have evidence of bias or that you were discriminated against; you could also pass such evidence on to the awarding body who could investigate for potential maladministration/malpractice
- provide information about the opportunity to take an exam in the autumn series or in summer 2021.
Arrangements for appeals
The arrangements for awarding qualifications in summer 2020 state:
Only schools and colleges can submit an appeal. This also applies to private candidates (students who do not study in a school or college.)
If a candidate has concerns about how grades were arrived at they should talk to their school or college about their options.
- A candidate can ask their centre to check whether it made a mistake when submitting data to the awarding body (If the centre finds it made a mistake in the data it provided it can ask the awarding body to correct it)
- The centre can appeal to the awarding body on a candidate’s behalf if it believes the awarding body made a mistake when it communicated a candidate’s grade
- A candidate cannot challenge the centre under the appeals process on the centre assessment grades it submitted or the rank order positions
- A candidate cannot appeal because their mock exam result was higher than the grade awarded. The mock grade will have been taken into account in deciding a candidate’s centre assessment grade. Candidates will either receive their centre assessment grade or the calculated grade (whichever is higher)
- This summer, candidates grades are protected and will not go down as a result of an appeal
- If the centre is unhappy with the outcome of the awarding body’s appeals process, it can appeal this decision through Ofqual’s Examination Procedures Review Service
- A candidate can appeal against their centre’s decision
- not to seek any information the awarding body holds that would be needed for an appeal; and/or
- not to appeal to the awarding body
Certificates, when received from the awarding body, will be issued to candidates in December. Candidates will be notified when certificates are received and candidates will be invited to collect certificates from the centre. All certificates must be signed for on receipt. They will need to be collected from the school reception. Students that have left the school will need to bring in ID. Read more about the Appeals process at Valentines High School
OFQUAL Student Guide to Appeals, Malpractice or Maladministration Complaints
What to do if you have concerns or questions about your grades? Ofqual has produced this student guide to appeals and malpractice or maladministration complaints The information below applies to students receiving results for GCSE, AS and A levels, Extended Project Qualifications (EPQ) and Advanced Extension Awards (AEA) in maths regulated by Ofqual.