In the absence of final exams, schools and teachers have been asked to provide the examination boards with information to allow them to standardise grades across the country. This is to ensure that grades are awarded as fairly as possible to all students. This is an unprecedented situation for children, families and schools and we understand that you may have questions surrounding how your child’s grades have been awarded. There is further information on this from OFQUAL.
We will be having a GCSE Results day as normal on Thursday 20th August 2020 when results are released. Results will be available for students and their families to collect in school between 10:00am and 12:00pm. We will be following the social distancing protocols that are in place at the time of the results day to enable the safe collection of these resources. Results will not be available earlier than 10:00am and no results will be given out by telephone on the day.
We are greatly looking forward to welcoming our students back to receive their GCSE results. 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 celebration events for the students in the autumn term.
We also understand that many of our students may need additional support at this time and we will work with families to ensure that every child is well supported onto the next stage of their education, employment or training. On the day there will be members of staff, including our careers team to give any necessary support or guidance that is required.
If you would like results to be collected by someone else, please complete the details on the slip in the letter attached to this page (this has also be sent via post), and return to Mrs P Newman, SIMs and Data Manager. Results will not be given to any other person without this written consent and they will need to bring some form of identification to say who they are when collecting your results.
If you are unable to collect your results on this day then you can collect them from the school on Friday 21st August between 9:00am and 12:00pm, or between 9:00am and 3:30pm from Thursday 3rd September onwards.
Certificates do not arrive in school until approximately November. These are usually given out in an awards ceremony in school in the Autumn term which we will be planning in accordance with the social distancing measures in place at the time.
We look forward to seeing you on the day.