Results Update – 24th August 2020
Revised Grades from Pearson
Pearson have assured us that the revised grades for BTEC Level 1, 2 and 3 qualifications will by ready by Friday the 28 August 2020. Results will start to come in mid-week, but results could come into us up until Friday the 28 August 2020.
All students should have received their revised results by the close of play on Tuesday 1st September (as Monday 31st August is a bank holiday).
Below is some guidance that OFQUAL have published regarding the appeals process for your grades. To register your appeal, please fill in our form and we will be in touch.
GCSE, AS, A-Level, EPQ, AEA
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 or employment as you had planned. If you have concerns about how your grades were
arrived at you should talk to your school or college about your options. It is important to remember that:
1. You can ask your school or college to check whether it made an administrative error when submitting information to the exam board. Administrative errors might include, for example, mixing up 2 students with similar names, or accidentally copying across the wrong data, but do not relate to the professional judgements of centres in assigning CAGs. If your school or college finds it made a mistake in the information it provided it can ask the exam board to correct it.
2. Your school or college can appeal to the exam board on your behalf if it believes the exam board made a mistake when it communicated your grades.
3. You cannot challenge your school or college 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, we do 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).
It is important that you speak to your school or college about whether it believes you have a reason for appeal. All appeals must be made by the school or college. This summer, your grade is protected, meaning that it will not go down to a lower grade as a result of an appeal.
The deadline for appeals is 17 September 2020.
Vocational and Technical Qualifications
As vocational and technical qualifications come in a range of shapes and sizes, and fulfil a range of purposes, they are not all being treated in the same way and the grounds for appeal may vary. Whether you have received a calculated grade, have taken an adapted assessment or your assessment has been delayed, if you feel that the awarding organisation did not apply procedures consistently or that procedures were not followed properly and fairly. You should speak to your school or college if you think you might have reason to appeal.
Schools and colleges can submit an appeal on your behalf, and in some cases awarding organisations are accepting appeals directly from learners. Private candidates can appeal directly.
• must allow reasonable time for learners and centres to decide whether to request an appeal
• are required to publish their appeals process on their website