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GCSE Summer 2020

GCSE Results Day is Thursday 20th August. Students are asked to check their school email account regularly for Exam updates.

 

GCSE Grades Summer 2020  

The grades indicated on your statement are in line with Ofqual’s decision that students are awarded their Centre Assessment Grades for this summer. That is, the grade their school or college estimated they would most likely have achieved in each exam. However, if the Ofqual standardised grade is higher than the Centre Assessment Grade, then this grade will stand, so you will have been awarded the higher grade. 

About your results

We hope your results allow you to move on to the next stage of your education. Ofqual has provided information for students which you may find useful:

· 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

Appeals: Updated 20th August 2020

Even if your results aren’t what you were hoping for, you might still be able to move on to the next stage of your education as you had planned. If you have concerns about how your grades were arrived at please contact a member of the Senior Leadership team listed in your results letter about your options. It is important to remember that:

1. You can ask Chailey School to check whether it made an administrative error when submitting information to the exam board. Administrative errors might include, for example, mixing up two students with similar names, or accidentally copying across the wrong data, but do not relate to the professional judgements of centres in assigning Centre Assessment Grades (CAGS). If Chailey School finds it has made a mistake in the information it provided it can ask the board to correct it.

2. Chailey School can appeal to the exam board on your behalf it is believes the exam board made a mistake when it communicated your grades.

3. You cannot challenge Chailey School under the appeals process on the Centre Assessment Grades it submitted or your rank order positions. Any appeal would have to be undertaken by someone better placed than your teachers to judge your likely grade if exams had taken place. In the unique circumstances of this summer, Ofqual does not believe there is such a person.

4. You cannot appeal because your mock result was higher than the grade you were awarded. Your mock grade will have been taken into account in determining your Centre Assessment Grade. You will either receive your Centre Assessment Grade or your calculated grade (whichever is higher).

Please contact Ms Poole, from Thursday 3rd September about whether the school believes you have a reason for appeal. Internal Appeals must be submitted to Chailey School by Monday 7th September on the form included in the Summer 2020 Results and Appeals Process document (see right hand menu).

All appeals must be made by Chailey School to the relevant board. This summer, your grade is protected, meaning that it will not go down to a lower grade as a result of an appeal.

In the right hand menu you will find the school’s updated:

Summer 2020 Results and Appeals Process document

Ofqual has also produced a document detailing what to do if students have concerns about their grades:

Student Guide to Appeals, malpractice and Maladministration complaints

Both document give information on this year’s Appeals process.

JCQ Candidate Notices

All students must read the JCQ (Joint Council for Qualifications) Information and Notices for candidates produced each year which give details of the regulations that candidates MUST comply with during their formal exams. They also provide advice on the use of social media and the rules for NEAs (Non-Examination Assessments):

JCQ Information for Candidates: Privacy Notice

JCQ Information for Candidates: For Written Examinations

JCQ Information for Candidates: Non-Examination Assessments

JCQ No i-pods, mobile phones, MP3/4 players and smart watches poster

JCQ Warning to Candidates poster

JCQ Information for Candidates: Using Social Media and Examinations/Assessments

Summer 2020 GCSE Boards and Codes

This table provides details of the Exam boards and codes for GCSE exams taken at Chailey and may help in completing 6th form applications.

Website Updates

Please check this part of the school website regularly for any news or updates regarding GCSEs.

Exams and Covid-19

This has been an incredibly difficult time for students who were expecting to sit their GCSEs at Chailey School this summer. In these unprecedented circumstances, the Summer 2020 exams were cancelled by the government in an effort to help fight the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19). Ofqual has put in place a process which they believe is the fairest way of making sure students have the grades they need in time to progress to further study or employment.

Details of Ofqual documents detailing the process and decisions made can be located on the Gov UK website:

https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/ofqual

Ofqual have also produced a video which explains the principles of the standardisation process they will use on Centre Assessed Grades that have been submitted to them:

https://youtu.be/EX5STb0qbGI

The Process and Centre Assess Grades (CAGs)

Following Ofqual guidance, Chailey School put rigorous procedures in place to ensure students are given fair and just grades which will enable them to proceed to the next stage of their education and life. Centre Assessed Grades and rankings for students have been submitted to the exam boards and are currently being standardised by them prior to the release of results. Details of the Centre Assessed Grades process used at Chailey can be found in right hand menu:

Centre Based Assessment – Chailey School.

In addition, students and parents/carers may also refer to the Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ) which contains information on this year’s exams process:

https://www.jcq.org.uk/media-centre/jcq-videos/

Results Day

GCSE results day is the original release date of: Thursday 20th August 2020

Students are invited to attend school and collect their results in tutor group time slots:

Ashdown:           9.00 am to 9.20 am

Caburn:                9.20 am to 9.40 am

Ditchling:             9.40 am to 10.00 am

Firle:                      10.00 am to 10.20 am

Glynde:                10.20 am to 10.40 am

We hope the results you receive will enable you to continue to the next stage of your education. The letter included with your results can be found in the right hand menu.

If students are unable to collect their results they will be available on Edulink from 11.00 am.

Post Results – Autumn Series 2020

GCSE exams will run from Monday 2nd November to Monday 23rd November. The timetable and details on the November exams can be found under the GCSE November 2020 tab.  

Exams Update letter 21st July 2020

Please see our latest letter to students dated 21st July in the right hand menu.

Communication

Please keep checking this website for any updates. We will also keep you advised of exam information by your school email account – please make sure we have your up-to-date e-mail and mobile details.

Finally, we really hope your grades will enable you to go on to the next stage of your education and wish you every success in the future.

If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact Mrs Adams: jadams@chaileyschool.org.

 

 

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