Exam Results 2020

 

Exams Results 2020 – update 20th August 2020


GCSE: 

GCSE results have already been regraded using centre assessed grades so if you are receiving a GCSE result today, this is your final result.

BTEC Level 2: 

These results had originally been calculated using a similar algorithm to the one used for GCSE and A Level results.  The results were forwarded by the exam board yesterday and we updated these on our system and prepared results slips to post out to students.

The exam board (Pearson), announced late yesterday that they are now intend to regrade the BTEC results using the centre assessed grades in line with the revised process for A Levels and GCSEs.

What does this mean to you?  

The results you will receive today for your BTEC qualification may not be your final result.  These will be re-issued by the exam board.  Please be assured that results will not go down as a result of the regrading, so your final grade will either be the one you receive today or a higher one.

 What happens next?

The College is waiting for the exam board to regrade and reissue all of the BTEC results.  Once this has been done, we will send you a new results slip with your updated result and we will let you know when this has been updated on the portal.

In the meantime, please bear with us until we have received further communication from Pearson. We do apologise for this last-minute change and for any uncertainty it may cause.  Staff are available at College today to support you if you have any worries or concerns.
 


Exams Results 2020 – update 18th August 2020

 

A Level And GCSE

As you may now be aware, the government announced last night that students who received their A Level results last Thursday 13th August will be reissued their centre assessment grade (CAG).  In the small number of cases where the grade received last week was actually higher than the centre assessed grade, the higher grade of the two will stand.

Centre assessed grades will also relate to GCSE results to be issued this week.

All A level and GCSE students of The Cheadle and Marple College Network will be sent copies of the centre assessed grades in the next few days. You do not need to request these.

However, if you have queries following receipt of your centre assessed grades please forward the query to us via:  results2020@cmcnet.ac.uk

Vocational

Unfortunately, the release of Centre assessed grades only relates to A Level and GCSE qualifications at present and does not apply to vocational courses that have also had centre assessed grades reduced, such as Criminology and some BTEC and OCR Technical courses in IT and Creative Media.

Ofqual have released a further statement to advise that they have asked each individual exam board to review their approach to the moderation of vocational grades and we await the outcome of this. 

If you have already requested your centre assessed grade, this will be sent to you separately in the next couple of days.  If you have not requested the centre assessed grade yet requested and would like to receive it, please email us at results2020@cmcnet.ac.uk and we will send these to you.

In the meantime, please be assured that the College fully intends to appeal any grades which have been unfairly reduced and we will keep you updated of any progress on an appeals process for these qualifications.

If you have any queries or concerns regarding your grades please do not hesitate to contact us at results2020@cmcnet.ac.uk.  We have already received a large number of enquiries that we are responding to so if you have already e-mailed, we will reply to you as soon as we can.  You do not need to email again.

 


 

Exams Results 2020 – update 17th August 2020

 

Statement from Roger Taylor, Chair, Ofqual

How grades for GCSE, AS, A level, Extended Project Qualification and Advanced Extension Award in maths will be awarded this summer.

We understand this has been a distressing time for students, who were awarded exam results last week for exams they never took. The pandemic has created circumstances no one could have ever imagined or wished for. We want to now take steps to remove as much stress and uncertainty for young people as possible – and to free up heads and teachers to work towards the important task of getting all schools open in two weeks.

After reflection, we have decided that the best way to do this is to award grades on the basis of what teachers submitted. The switch to centre assessment grades will apply to both AS and A levels and to the GCSE results which students will receive later this week.

There was no easy solution to the problem of awarding exam results when no exams have taken place. Ofqual was asked by the Secretary of State to develop a system for awarding calculated grades, which maintained standards and ensured that grades were awarded broadly in line with previous years. Our goal has always been to protect the trust that the public rightly has in educational qualifications.

But we recognise that while the approach we adopted attempted to achieve these goals we also appreciate that it has also caused real anguish and damaged public confidence. Expecting schools to submit appeals where grades were incorrect placed a burden on teachers when they need to be preparing for the new term and has created uncertainty and anxiety for students. For all of that, we are extremely sorry.

We have therefore decided that students be awarded their centre assessment for this summer – that is, the grade their school or college estimated was the grade they would most likely have achieved in their exam – or the moderated grade, whichever is higher.

The path forward we now plan to implement will provide urgent clarity. We are already working with the Department for Education, universities and everyone else affected by this issue.

 


 

Exams Results 2020 – update 17th August 2020

 

In light of uncertainty and confusion around GCSE grades and the effect of ‘downgrading’ from the grades teacher allocated students to moderated grades, Cheadle and Marple Sixth Form College have decided for entry criteria purposes, to accept the teacher grade or the actual grade, whichever is best.

This means, for example, if the course you have applied to has an entry criteria of a grade 6 in Maths, the teacher at school allocated a 6, but the grade was moderated down to a 5, we will accept the teacher grade of 6 and the entry criteria will be met.  This applies to all GCSE subjects.

Please note teacher allocated grades may be the same as predicted grades but this will not necessarily be the case.  We will need to see evidence from the school of teacher assessed grades for these to be used to substitute actual grades.

We hope this gives you some assurance that the college is doing everything it can to ensure you are not disadvantaged and get a place on the appropriate course(s).  We wish you all the best for your results on Thursday and look forward to seeing you at enrolment!

 


 

Exams Results 2020 – update 13th August 2020

 

We know many of you will have received results today that are not what you were expecting.  Following the government’s announcement late on Tuesday evening, there may now be an option for students to be awarded their mock exam grades if these are higher than the actual grades that were received today.

Due to the lateness of this announcement, Ofqual and the exam boards do not have specific guidance on how this appeals process will work and what it means for students yet.  Further information will be produced over the weekend and will be communicated to us next week.

In the meantime, if you are not happy with your results, you need to email us in the first instance to request your centre assessed grade and your mock exam grade.  We will then be in a position to discuss your options with you next week once we have further guidance on the appeals process.

Please send your request for your centre assessed grades and mock exam results to results2020@cmcnet.ac.uk as soon as possible so that we can be ready to progress with any necessary appeals next week. These requests must come from the student directly and not from a parent or carer.

We also advise that you contact your university if necessary, to ask if they can hold your place until any appeals processes have been completed.

If you have any other concerns in the meantime please do not hesitate to contact us using the email address above.

We understand this is a very difficult time for some of you and we appreciate your patience whilst we wait for further instructions from Ofqual and the exam boards. Please be assured we are all working very hard at the college to do whatever we can to help you achieve the grades you deserve that will allow you to progress with the next stage of your life.

 


 

Exams Results 2020 – update 06th August 2020

 

As a consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown, examinations could not take place between March and July 2020.

In order to ensure students still had the means to progress to the next stage of their lives, a process was put in place by Ofqual (Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation) that was deemed the fairest possible approach available under extreme circumstances.

This process has never been attempted before, however; the rigour of the process means grades awarded this year are as valid as in any other year.   

The Cheadle and Marple College Network were asked to make their best assessment of the grade each student was most likely to achieve. Teachers know their students and the work completed and can assess the grades with a high degree of accuracy.

All grades submitted were internally quality assured and were not the sole decision of one individual teacher.

The standardisation model developed by Ofqual and the awarding organisations is statistical and may not reflect the grades submitted by the centre.

The standardisation process applied by the exam boards ensures the grades awarded this year are consistent with those awarded in other years.

We want to support our students not only to understand the process but to respond to any concerns regarding grades. Should you have an enquiry please forward the details via this email address:

Following guidance received from the Department for Education, where you have concerns, there may be grounds for Mock exam results to be taken into ceration.

Exam Results Day

  • A Level and BTEC Level 3 Thursday 13th August 2020

and

  • GCSE and BTEC Lonsidevel 2 Thursday 20th August 2020

Response replies will be returned as soon as practicable and within one month of receipt of the enquiry.


Please Note:
All enquiries must be made by the student themselves and not parents, carers or other interested parties.