GCSE Results: Important Information

 

GCSE RESULTS DAY – THURSDAY 20 AUGUST 2020 – YEAR 11 and Resit L2

You will be able to see your Statement of Exam Results on your Progresso portal at 8.00 am on 20th August 

The results may take up to 15 minutes to appear in your Progresso account. 

Before results day please ensure you are able to login to Progresso and have access to your documents.  If you are having any issues with logging into Progresso please refer to the school website which has a Progresso Password help; www.ursulinehigh.merton.sch.uk/parents/cloudschoolguides/

There should be no requirement for physical collection of results but the school will be available for a limited and socially distanced managed collection of results on Thursday 20th August GCSE. As with the Progresso release this will be after 8:30am.

Enrolment

You have received a separate communication from Mr Barton about help on results day for enrolment.

This Sixth from enrolment can be completed remotely Thursday 20 August between 8.30 – 12.00, and again on Friday for external students on 21 August between 9.00 – 11.00. Otherwise

Please do not hesitate to come to school if you would like to discuss this with a member of staff.

For full details please refer to Mr Barton’s Letter. Click link below

Sixth Form Enrolment Information Link:
www.ursulinehigh.merton.sch.uk/sixth-form/admissions/enrolment-information/

Results Update

There have been some significant changes made by Ofqual in relation to the exam results you will receive and this has been taken into account and reflected on your results report. On your statement of results you will see a CAG grade (centre assessed grade, submitted to awarding bodies by the school) and a final result. The final result will be the same or higher. It is the ‘Result’ which is your final GCSE.

Important. Some Btec Awards have not had the final award published on time and this will be confirmed by the 25th August.

I have attached the latest release of information from the examination’s regulator OFQUAL. This is written to Students, Parents, carers and teachers. Ofqual have confirmed that students will not (with some exceptions set out below) be able to appeal their grade or rank

Autumn Exam Series

In recognition of this OFQUAL have arranged to run a full exam series in the autumn for any student who feels their grade would have been better had completed their exams for that subject.  The dates for the GCSE will begin on the 5th November.  This series will consist of the same number of exams as if they had taken place in Summer 2020, and the results will be based on exams alone.  As a result of this coursework will not be used in the results of the Autumn exam series.  The exception to this is Art and Art Textiles which will still have a new task set and results will be based on this piece of work.

If you would like to be entered for the Autumn exam series please email using the address below with your name and subjects you wish to be entered for. 

If you would like to arrange an entry for the Autumn exam series,The Exams officer, Mr Creasey will be available; From Monday 24th August for GCSE resit requests.

Nicholas Creasey: Nicholas.Creasey@ursulinehigh.merton.sch.uk

Appeals

Given that the Government have reverted to using Centre Assessed Grade or Calculated grade (highest). The appeals system has been very much restricted to some very limited conditions and this is set out further below.

OFQUAL have given the below information on appeals for the grades produced in the Summer 2020. You cannot appeal the CAG grade unless you believe one of the conditions below applies;

If you are making your appeal on the basis of an administrative error or bias then please follow the guidance below as in some cases certain appeals will need to be made directly to the exam board.

  • A student believes that the school did not follow the process correctly this summer.
  • Appeals will be allowed where a school itself believes it has made an error when submitting its grade or ranks; or similarly, if the centre believes an exam board made a mistake when calculating, assigning or communicating a grade.
  • A student who had evidence of bias or discrimination would be able to raise this with their centre; an exam board could then investigate such evidence as indicating possible malpractice.

Click below for further guidance

Student Guide to Appeals
UHS Appeals of Exam Results 2020 Form

The school will be available to offer advice to students who have not received the results they had hoped for and information on the arrangements for this support can be found on the letter from Mr Barton here.

Ofqual will also make a helpline available to students and their parents or carers to talk about the appeals process and any other questions they may have about their results this summer. This can be accessed via their website.

Finally, myself and Mr Creasey the exams officer will be available on Results days so please contact if you need support in this, by email (nicholas.creasey@ursulinehigh.merton.sch.uk) or telephone (020 3908 3146) if you have any queries or concerns.

Yours sincerely

Mr E Kelly
Associate Headteacher

 

Appeals Form - Exams 2020
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Student Guide to Appeals
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