August 14, 2020
Following the instruction from the Government to cancel the external summer exams, we wanted to update students and parents who may be concerned about the awarding of grades this year.
Grades in 2020 will be awarded following the normal schedule, but the calculation of these grades will obviously be very different to usual.
Exam boards will be awarding a calculated grade that they will determine. They will do this using information provided by the school and combine this with other statistical data they hold to review and moderate the student data and determine a suitable grade to award students for their qualification. The final awarded grade may therefore be different to the centre assessed grade that we submit to the awarding body.
It has been confirmed that results will be published to students on Thursday, 20th August 2020. This is GCSE Results Day.
At Kearsley Academy, we have introduced a ‘ticket system’ so that we can comply with the current guidance regarding social distancing. Our system will enable smaller groups of students to attend together, according to a choice of timeslots, so that they can collect their GCSE results. Students will also be able to collect their Leaver’s Hoodie and will have the opportunity to empty their locker and hand back their keys. Details about arranging their locker key refund will be provided whilst students are on site.
To book a ticket and guarantee the timeslot that is required, your child must go to https://tinyurl.com/KA-ResultsDay and select their preference by 11:00am on Wednesday 19th August 2020.
A maximum of 25 tickets are available for each timeslot. The timeslots available are:
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Students can also inform us that they do not wish to attend on this day and opt for their results to be sent out via post after the Results Day event. To book for results to be posted home your child must go to https://tinyurl.com/KA-ResultsDay and select this option.
Please note that it is vitally important that students only attend during their allotted timeslot. Students should not arrive more than 5 minutes prior to their timeslot. The academy will need time to ensure that areas and tables are thoroughly cleaned in between the various events.
In compliance with the instructions from Ofqual, we are unable to share the centre assessed grades with students, or their parents/carers or any other individuals outside the centre, before final results have been issued. Therefore, please do not contact the school or staff directly to discuss individual grades at this time.
Once grades have been issued on 20th August, students who feel that their grades do not reflect their ability will have the opportunity to take their GCSE exams in an autumn examination series between the 2nd and 23rd November 2020. The deadline for students to request entry to the examination series in November is the 11th of September 2020. Requests should be made directly to the academy.
Information regarding how to request an examination re-sit will be shared with students on Results Day and further information will be made available on our website.
We want to ensure that all Year 11 students progress successfully to an appropriate destination in September. As a result, we have worked closely with our Post-16 partners to ensure that Year 11 can smoothly make the transition from Year 11 into Year 12. As well as our own careers team being available on site, all local providers have confirmed that they will also be available and contactable to provide further guidance and information on results day.
As it currently stands, we have still been unable to celebrate the culmination of the hard work and time that our Year 11 students spent with us as we normally would. We continue to monitor the situation and we are still hopeful that we will be able to celebrate their achievements at some point in the future when it is safe to do so.
Finally, I would like to thank you for your patience and support as we all work together to get through this difficult time.
Click the following link to watch a useful video provided by Ofqual:
Grading in 2020 – information for students