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Update 28 August - Re-issue of BTECs & Cambridge Technical/National Grades
At 10:30am this morning, Year 11 and Year 13 students received a re-issue of their statement of results, to their school email addresses. This statement of results should list the same A-Level/GCSE centre assessment grades that they received last week, together with their revised/revised BTEC and OCR Cambridge Technical/National grades. These BTEC and OCR grades have been determined using the component grades from students' completed and part completed internal units, which were submitted by their teachers.
We are conscious that waiting for your BTEC & OCR results has been a difficult and anxious time for you. If you have any queries about the results, these should be submitted by email to email@example.com, which is monitored by Mrs T Gunner (Examinations Support Officer).
Update 19 August - Vocational Grades (BTECs & Cambridge Nationals)
On Wednesday 19 August, Pearson (the awarding body for all BTEC qualifications) announced that they will reissue their grades, following Ofqual’s announcement that A Level and GCSE students are to receive CAGs. Pearson are working urgently to reissue the grades and have stated that no grades will go down as a result of the review. Whist this takes place, they have asked all schools and colleges not to issue any BTEC results. OCR (the awarding body for the Cambridge National qualifications) made a similar announcement on Monday.
Currently, the boards are indicating that the reviewed grades will be reissued next week, but we will update you as soon as we have more information.
Update 18 August
Yesterday (17 August) the Department for Education and Ofqual announced that students in England will receive centre assessment grades (CAGs) for this week’s GCSE results and last week’s A level results.
GCSE Results Day
The arrangements for the GCSE results day (20 August) are unchanged from those communicated previously. Students will still receive their statement of results at 8am. The statement of results will list the students' GCSE centre assessment grades (CAGs), which are the grades which their teachers assessed they were most likely to have achieved had exams gone ahead.
A Level Grades
For students who received their A Level results last Thursday (13 August), Kingsmead School will issue their centre assessment grades today, between 1pm - 2pm.
If in the meantime you are trying to negotiate a place with a university and need these grades sooner, please submit an email request for them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If any student’s awarding body final grade is higher than the centre assessment grade, their calculated grade will stand.
To ensure students can progress to higher education, the Government intends to remove temporary student number controls which had been introduced for the coming academic year
Latest news regarding exam results (updated 17/08/2020)
You may be aware that the process for the awarding of both A level and GCSE results look to have changed. We understand this is to ensure they better reflect the performance of students to date from mocks and assessed pieces. This has been announced to now be the Centre Assessed Grades (CAG grades). We will share further information as we get this.
There are a number of questions we are sure A level students might have as they have already received their results. We will look to share and discuss the details of the recent announcements as soon as we have anything more.
GCSE students and parents should feel reassured following Monday's announcement (17/08/2020) as we move towards Thursday's results day. The Centre Assessed Grades submitted by Kingsmead were calculated as a true and fair reflection of individual's performance.
We offer the following links where reliable information is being shared.
https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/ofqual (please scroll to latest news near the bottom of this page)
Results Day Arrangements
Exam results day are:
A Level - Thursday 13th August
GCSE - Thursday 20th August
On results days, Kingsmead School will send a statement of results to your child’s school email address, after 8am. In order to ensure that your child can access their statement of results on results day, please check with them that they can sign into their school email account. This statement of results (results slip) will be in the format that students are accustomed to seeing (i.e. the same as their mock results). We advise that at least one parent/carer should be with your child when they receive their statement of results.
If your child needs support with their next steps (i.e. a university, college place or an apprenticeship), you can email our careers advisor at email@example.com.
The National Careers Service has also set an exam results helpline during August 2020. Young people or their parents can contact the helpline on 0800 100 900 to speak to a professionally qualified careers adviser if they need advice on their next steps. The helpline will be open from 8am to 10pm from Thursday 13 August until Friday 28 August. After these dates, young people will be able to access ongoing support from the National Careers Service at any time by calling 0800 100 900, visiting nationalcareers.service.gov.uk/contact-us or searching for the National Careers Service on Facebook and Twitter.
Exam Results Queries
If you or your child have any queries about the results, these should be submitted by email to firstname.lastname@example.org, which will be monitored on results day by Mrs T Gunner (Examinations Support Officer).