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Results day

Results days will take place on:

  • A Level - Tuesday 10 August 2021
  • GCSE - Thursday 12 August 2021

Arrangements for collecting results on these dates will be shared with students nearer the time. Candidates will receive individual results slips on results days, either

  • in person at the centre or
  • given to another person provided written permission has been provided by the candidate to release the results and the named person brings in photographic evidence of their ID, or
  • via a student’s email account 

If, on the day, you have any queries or concerns with the grades that you receive, we have set up a dedicated exams email address to deal with these. Please contact exams@holderness.academy, and we will be able to give you advice and guidance.

For Year 13: 10 August 2021

At the event, a member of the Sixth Form team will be on hand to support you with any concerns or queries. We will be available to give advice and guidance in relation to next steps, clearing and university admissions.

For Year 11: 12 August 2021

At the event, a member of staff will be on hand to support you with any questions you may have with regard to the next stage of your education and enrolment to Holderness Academy Sixth Form. They will also be able to guide you in relation to your next steps. 

Please can you ensure that any textbooks and/or equipment that belongs to the school is returned on this day. 

Appeals Summer 2021

Every student will have the right to appeal their grade if they so wish.

Before a grade is submitted, teachers should make students aware of the evidence they are using to assess them. Students will then have the opportunity to confirm the evidence is their own work and make their teachers aware of any mitigating circumstances they believe should be taken into account.

If a student wishes to appeal, centres should undertake an initial process review to check all processes were followed correctly and no errors were made. If the school or college finds an error, they can submit a revised grade to the exam board.

If the student still wants to appeal, they will ask their school or college to submit a formal appeal to the exam board for them. The exam board will check if the centre followed its own processes and exam board requirements as well as reviewing the evidence used to form their judgement and providing a view whether the grade awarded was a reasonable exercise of academic judgement.

If the exam board finds the grade is not reasonable, they will determine the alternative grade and inform the centre.

In cases of disagreement between the centre and the exam board, or if the student disagrees with the centre or the exam board, the case can be referred to Ofqual’s Exams Procedure Review Service (EPRS). The exam board’s decision on the grade following appeal will stand unless the EPRS finds that the exam board has made a procedural error.

Appeals are not likely to lead to adjustments in grades where the original grade is a reasonable exercise of academic judgement supported by the evidence. Grades can go up or down as the result of an appeal. 

An autumn 2021 exam series will also be available to students should they wish to sit the examination for a given subject. Please contact exams@holderness.academy for further details.

The results slip will be in the form of a centre produced document.  Candidates will also receive information regarding the EARs (Enquiries about results services) offered by the exam boards.

Uncollected results slips will then be available for collection from the Reception by prior appointment. Please contact exams@holderness.academy .

 

Notices To Candidates

The Joint Council for Qualifications publishes Notices to Candidates on their website http://www.jcq.org.uk/exams-office/information-for-candidates-documents including important guidance on written exams, privacy and social media.

Guidance for Students and Parents can be found on the Government website by clicking on the link below. This explains to students how they can avoid making mistakes which could lose them marks or lead to disqualification from an exam.

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/be-exam-smart?utm_source=bd376574-fc22-47c7-b6e8-ad33e74d2123&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=govuk-notifications&utm_content=immediate 

Please click on the link below to find information on how Parents/Carers can help students with exam stress on the NHS website.

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/stress-anxiety-depression/coping-with-exam-stress/

 


Guidance for students, parents and guardians: GCSEs and AS/A Levels in England Summer 2021

Student guide to awarding summer 2021