GCSEs 2020 and Post-16 plans

GCSE Results Day – Thursday 20th August 2020

Results were emailed to Year 10 and 11 students directly to their school Outlook account.  It is not possible to make the results available to parents or carers, as it is imperative that the examination results are shared with the candidates before anyone else.  No results will be given out by telephone under any circumstances.

Students can be reminded how to access their student email account here    Link 

The government have provided some information for students here:

'Your results, what next' webpage Link
'Got your results' poster   Link
'Student guide to post-16 results'  Link
'What to do if you have concerns'  Link

 

What happens if you are unhappy with the grades you receive?

Ofqual completed an extensive survey regarding the appeals process for the summer 2020 series. With no examinations to review or remark the usual process is not possible. They have confirmed right of appeal for the following:

  • If a student has evidence of bias or discrimination, they would be able to raise this with their centre; an exam board could investigate such evidence as indicating malpractice.
  • Centres must have a procedure which allows students to request that a review is conducted of the centre’s decision not to appeal to an exam board.
  • Appeals should be allowed where a centre believes it has made an error when submitting its information; or similarly, if the centre believes an exam board made a mistake when calculating, assigning or communicating a grade.

The full announcement from Ofqual’s decision on exams can be found following the link below:

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/ofqual-gcse-and-a-level-consultation-outcomes-and-autumn-exam-series-proposals

 

and the government guidance on appeals using this link:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/summary-guidance-on-appeals-for-gcse-as-and-a-level-summer-2020/summary-guidance-on-appeals-malpractice-and-maladministration-complaints-for-gcse-as-and-a-level-grades-in-england

 

College Enrolment

You can find details about enrolment for Greenhead, New College and Kirklees College here      Link 

GCSE exams

'Further details on exam grades'                                                                    Link

Ofqual 'Letter to students - Summer 2020 grading'                                 Link

Ofqual 'Consultation - arrangements for exam grading in 2020'  Link

Ofqual 'Summer 2020 grades - guidance'                                                   Link
Ofqual video explaining the process                                                      Link  
Ofqual infographic                                                                                      Link
Ofqual 'calculating GCSE grades Summer 2020'                               Link  
Ofqual 'Standardising grades' factsheet                                              Link  

 

Careers Guidance

Careers a Support

Sarah Moore, our C&K careers adviser, can be contacted as follows:

Email               sarah.moore@ckcareers.org.uk                                       Telephone       01484 213218 (direct line) 

                                                                                                                            C&K Careers   01484 242000 (reception line)

More details about Results Day support can be found here.

 

C&K Careers have launched a new helpline to provide reassurance and support to young people and parents during this uncertain time. Contact the helpline, called “CHAT”, if you need to speak to a Careers Adviser: 

  • Telephone         01484 213856 
  • Email                 chat@ckcareers.org.uk 
  • Facebook Messenger via the C&K Careers Facebook page 

The Exam Results Helpline

The Exam Results Helpline, delivered by the National Careers Service, will be available from 12 to 28 August to provide additional support to students and their parents as they receive their exam results. Callers to the helpline will have direct access to experienced careers advisers who can advise on the different options available to them including T levels, A levels, GCSEs, BTECs, apprenticeships and other vocational options.

Support will also be available on topics such as clearing, university, gap years and the autumn
exam series

Phone: 0800 100 900

Opening hours: Monday to Sunday from 7am to 10pm

Certificate Presentation

Regardless of the fact that students did not sit their very final exams, we know how hard they have worked throughout their time at school. They should be rightly proud of their efforts and to acknowledge this we are looking at organising a certificate presentation event for the students in the autumn term, which we will be planning in accordance with the social distancing measures in place at the time.  Arrangements will be posted in due course.