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Summer Exams / Exam Results 2020


All Year 2 students should have received an email from Steve Dann, sent on Monday 10th August, about Results Day. Please refer to the comprehensive information in this email, which is summarised below.

Results will be emailed to your College email account at 8am on Thursday 13th August for A Level and Level 3 courses, and Thursday 20th August for GCSE and Level 2 courses. Please ensure you can access your College email account, or go to the ITS self-service site to reset your password.

You can read our full Statements on the results and awarding process on the college website here,  and you can look at Ofqual’s supporting documents here https://www.gov.uk/guidance/your-results-what-next.

Unlike in previous years, this year no marks and grade boundaries have been provided by the exam boards. The College is unable to give you any further information about your grade or how it was awarded.

Students cannot appeal against the grades the college put forward.

The grades the College submitted for each student were rigorously checked and challenged by different staff and subject teachers at all seniority levels. Grades were finally signed off by senior management and the Principal.

Ofqual adjustments.

Each year Ofqual apply adjustments to the grade boundaries for subjects to ensure ‘comparability of outcomes’. This means they ensure the proportion of grades awarded isn’t much higher or lower than in previous years but based on the prior ability of that cohort (not individual students).

The college can, and will, appeal if we think the grades we sent to the Exam Boards have been changed unfairly, beyond our own modelling and the tolerance levels we expect.

We will look at all courses, both large and small, to see what (if any) changes have been made and whether there is a case to be made. We will be checking each changed grade to make sure it is not due to error (for example if a grade was entered incorrectly during processing). We will, of course, communicate any decision to appeal with all the students concerned and request their permission to make such an appeal.

If you have any queries, please email Exams at exams@longroad.ac.uk.