Results Days 2020
As both the A Level & Vocational Qualification and GCSE Results Day approach, I am writing to share some key information with you. We would like to emphasise that although our students may not have sat formal qualifications, we want them to feel proud of themselves and what they have achieved.
Centre Assessed Grades
Please rest assured that Oaks Park High School put in place robust and rigorous procedures for the issuing of Centre Assessed Grades (CAGs) and student ranking, based on a broad range of evidence. We are confident that this system was applied fairly and consistently. However, it is important to note that the school has no control over the final grades released in August. These are assigned by the Awarding Bodies and Ofqual, after applying a standardisation process to the CAGs that Oaks Park High School submitted to the exam boards.
Please remember that as students have not sat formal examinations, there will be no opportunity for students to alter a grade through an appeal. Grades can only be changed through sitting an examination in individual subjects in October/November (see information below). Ofqual will only allow the following:
- A student to ask their centre to conduct a clerical check to see if the centre made an error when submitting a Centre Assessed Grade.
- A student to raise a complaint to their centre if they have evidence of bias or that they were discriminated against.
- A centre to appeal to an exam board on the grounds that the exam board used the wrong data when calculating grades, and/or incorrectly communicated the grades calculated.
Students who are not satisfied with their grades will have the opportunity to enter for exams in the Autumn Term in October (A Level) and November (GCSEs).
The timetable will run as follows:
GCE AS and A-level examinations start on Monday 5 October and finish on Friday 23 October.
GCSE examinations start on Monday 2 November and finish on Monday 23 November. Please note (in case on holiday bookings) that these examinations are due to begin during the second week of the half term holidays.
However, we would advise students who are continuing their studies not to sit exams in the Autumn. Due to the learning time missed this year and the potential for further disruption in 2020/21 we believe that it is important for students to concentrate their efforts fully on their next steps.
Entry to these exams will only be available to students in subjects for which they were entered in the Summer season and we will be asking parents/carers to pay a deposit equivalent to the price of each exam that they would like to resit. The deposit will be refunded if a student’s grade increases or stays the same as the grade they received in the August 2020.
Exam Entry Deadlines
There will be very strict deadlines for entries for the exams and any student who misses the deadline will lose the opportunity to sit the exam in the Autumn.
A Level - Wednesday 26th August 2020, 12pm
GCSEs - Wednesday 9th September 2020, 12pm
On Results Day, students will receive the following information:
- Their final grade for each subject – as students did not take any written exams and no NEA marks were submitted to any of the boards, they will not receive any unit grades, marks or grade boundaries.
- Details on the process for entering resits for students who are not satisfied with their final grades.
- Signposting to information for students from Ofqual (and awarding bodies as appropriate) that sets out how their grades were calculated this year and information on access to appeal (as outlined above).