Over the course of the next two weeks, students will collect their qualification grades for GCSE and A Levels. We have outlined below the guidance from Ofqual on how the grades for this summer have been awarded, appeals information and guidance, and the next steps after receiving your results. We hope that you achieve the grades that all your hard work during your time at the academy deserves.
How grades have been awarded
Step 1 – Along with other schools and colleges in the country, the academy submitted centre assessed grades for students in each of their subjects. These are the grades we felt students would have achieved had they sat the exams. We also submitted a rank order for students in each subject based on how they were expected to perform. A range of assessment information was considered for every student such as coursework, mock exams, general tracking records and performance throughout the course to determine student grades and ranking.
Step 2 – Exam boards checked the submitted grades for consistency using a model developed with regulators. They have the final say on grades, and therefore award the grade they feel is appropriate. They have worked hard to ensure that all grades for all schools and colleges have been awarded fairly, making sure they are in line with previous national results in each subject, how well the academy has performed in recent years and how well this year’s students have performed at GCSE.
Further useful information on this process can be found here:
- Ofqual: Student guide to post-16 results 2020
- Ofqual: Guidance on appeal process
- Ofqual: What’s next after results
Querying qualification grades
If you have a query after receiving your results or you would like to discuss your grades there will be staff on site on results day. We will also be sending a survey direct to students for you to complete should you wish to question any grade awarded – this will be sent out on results day.
A Level – arrangements for collecting results
This year, students will be collecting their results from Hucknall Sixth Form Centre on Thursday 13 August 2020. To maintain social distancing, we are issuing results at set times and a one-way system will be in place with a clearly marked queuing system.
Year 13 students will be able to collect their results at the times shown below, by surname:
- A-C: 8.30-8.45am
- D-J: 8.45-9am
- L-P: 9-9.15am
- R-Z: 9.15-9:30am
Year 12 students will be able to collect their results at the times shown below, by surname:
- A-G: 9.30-9.45am
- H-L: 9:45-10am
- M-R: 10am-10.15am
- S-Z: 10.15-10.30am
GCSE – arrangements for collecting results
GCSE results day will take place on Thursday 20 August and we look forward to welcoming you into academy to collect your qualification grades.
This year we are giving students the option to either collect your results from the academy in Hillcrest Hall or have them sent to you in the post. Any that are posted will go in the post on Thursday 20 August to the address we have on record for you.
If you have completed the survey we sent out for you to collect your results, you will collect results at staggered times based on the first letter of your surname – please only arrive at the times stated below:
- A – B: 9-9:30am
- C – E: 9:30-10am
- F – J: 10-10:30am
- K – P: 10.30am-11am
- R – T: 11-11:30am
- U – Z: 11:30am-12:00pm
There will be a one-way system operating on site when collecting your results:
- You will enter the via the main gate at the Hillcrest site,
- Follow the driveway up to the tennis courts/staff car park,
- Enter Hillcrest Hall through the fire door at the back of the hall (the fire door which you use for assemblies)
- You will then exit the hall via the opposite fire exit and exit the site near H block.
To limit numbers of people on site, you must come onto site by yourself – anyone else who wishes to attend will be required to wait outside the academy site.
Members of staff will be on hand to help with any queries relating to results and any sixth form queries.
If you cannot attend but would like someone else to collect your results for you, please ensure the person collecting brings ID and written permission from you for them to collect on your behalf. Results will not be released to anyone else without your permission and cannot be done via e-mail or over the phone.
Despite the different experience that you have had this year, we are still looking forward to celebrating your successes with you in August. We wish you a safe and enjoyable summer.
We would also ask yourself and parents/carers to check the academy website and emails regularly over the Summer as we will communicate any further updates on these channels.