** Wednesday 12th August 9:30am You will be aware of the news story about mock exam results. We are currently looking at the impact that this may have, and will republish student mock grades ahead of tomorrow’s results day. More on this later today**
Update about results day and important reminders
We have collected together a range of information, policies, useful links and resources, and placed them under the Exams2020 tab on the main page. Please take time to have a look, as it will answer most of the questions you may have.
In the Exams2020 area on the school website you will find:
HCCS Results and Appeals Policy
HCCS Policy on setting Centre Assessed Grades (CAG’s)
Autumn Exams 2020 information
Exams 2020 Appeals Form
There has been lots of media speculation and interest about the upcoming results days. One of our most important jobs is to give you all the information and facts, in a clear and unbiased way, so that we can help our young people take the next steps post exams.
As you are aware, we have taken the decision to allow students to come into school to collect their results, as we would like to share in their celebrations, and also be on hand to offer advice and guidance. We are aware that some students, for a variety of reasons, are unable to collect their results on the day. As a reminder, if a student would like to access their results electronically (on the Student Portal) they need to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org from their school email address.
Reminders about the arrangements for the day
To enable the collection of results to run in a safe and smooth manner, a few simple measures will be in place. Please exercise patience when waiting for results and maintain safe behaviours at all times. Staff will be on hand to guide parents and students and to offer support.
Please wear a face covering inside the building, maintain social distancing and sanitise your hands.
Students need to arrive by tutor group at specific times in the morning to collect their results. This will help maintain safe distancing and will avoid unnecessary queueing. We respectfully ask that parents remain outside whilst our students collect their results.
Thursday 13th August – Year 13 Results day (and EPQ)
6AC - 8.00am
6CC - 8.20am
6MC - 8.40am
6TH - 9.00am
6AS - 9.20am
EPQ - 9.30am
If a student misses their allocated time for collecting results, please wait until the last group has collected their results. This will avoid slowing down the process for others.
Signs will direct students to the location of results collection which will be the new reception area. A one way system has been put in place, and staff will direct you to where you need to go.
Space in the college has been put aside for guidance and support if needed and staff will be on hand for parents and students to talk to about their results
Results day for year 11 students is on the 20th August 2020
When you arrive at school, please follow the signs that will direct students to the Sixth Form car park.
Students must arrive at school by house at specific times in the morning to collect their results. This will help maintain safe distancing and will avoid unnecessary queueing. We respectfully ask that parents remain outside whilst our students collect their results.
9.00 am Arley
If a student misses their allocated time for collecting results, please wait until the last house has collected their results. This will avoid slowing down the process for others.
A one way system will be in place for students that need appointments for enrolment or amendments to enrolment. Faculty representatives will be available to discuss options with students. Details of the induction day on Monday 7th September will be in the results envelope.
Any student who has not managed to enrol on Results Day will get an appointment to meet with Ms. Camm on Thursday 3rd September.
Ofqual has published guidance for students on understanding their grades this summer and what they can do next.
The best option for the majority of students who are unhappy with their grades - and feel they can’t progress with the results they’ve received - will probably be to sit exams in the autumn.
On 21 July, Ofqual published more information about standardising grades this summer. The precise statistical formulas from this process won’t be published until results days. This is because it’s really important that everyone finds out their results at the same time. Early publication of this information could lead to some unfairly finding out their results early or cause unhelpful anxiety if they are incorrectly calculated. To learn more about how the standardisation process works, watch Ofqual’s video and read their fact sheet.
The appeals process for this summer isn’t like the usual reviews of results process – so it’s not possible to appeal grades just because schools or students feel they don’t reflect a student’s ability. Any student who would like to improve their grades will have the opportunity to take the full suite of AS and A-level exams in October, and GCSEs in November. They could also resit in summer 2021.
Ofqual has confirmed that appeals will only be allowed where a school believes it has made an error when submitting its information - or if the school believes an exam board made a mistake or didn’t follow the proper process when calculating, assigning or communicating a grade.
A student with concerns about bias, discrimination, or any other reason why a school didn’t fairly assign a grade or ranking, should raise this with their school in the first instance.
We look forward to seeing you on results day to help and guide you in your next stage of your learning journey. If you have any further questions following results day, email us on either KS5Results2020@hccs.info (6th form) or KS4Results2020@hccs.info (year 11). This just helps us respond to you more quickly. If you have any questions about the Centre Assessed Grades you can also email us so that we can help you with any concerns you may have.
Although we are in very unusual times, the staff at HCCS are very experienced in helping students with results, and we will be on hand to celebrate with you, and guide you through what happens next.
Kind regards, Jason Jones (Assistant Headteacher - data and exams)