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Dear Students,

Please find set out below some important information regarding the release of exam results this summer.

Accessing your Results
A-Level and GCSE results days are still going ahead on the original release dates of:

  • Thursday 13th August for A-Levels/Level 3 Vocational
  • Thursday 20th August for GCSEs/Level 2 Vocational

In order to minimise the number of students and staff on site at this time, results will be made available online via Student Advantage from 8:00am on the day. You can access this via the slider on our homepage or click here. In order to access your results you will need to remember your Student Advantage login details, should your Student Advantage account need to be reset or activated please contact the IT Helpdesk prior to Results Day ithelpdesk@richuish.ac.uk or 01823 320854.

burger menuOn Results Day please log into Student Advantage and click on the hamburger menu on the top left and click on the link EXAM RESULTS 2019-20, which will take you to your results page.

Please note the distinction between the two grades listed is as follows:

1. Official Exam Board Results – These are the results that will show on your certificate and are the final grade/s, awarded by the Exam Board after the national standardisation process.
2. Centre Assessed Grade – These are the grade/s that Richard Huish submitted to the Exam Boards as the ‘most likely grade a student would have achieved if exams had gone ahead’.

Ofqual Guides

Support and Guidance
We hope that you are really pleased with your results when they are published later this summer but if you need any support, advice or guidance our staff will be here to help. If on receiving your results you require support with your progression plans please follow the guidance below so that we can provide those in most need with timely support:

  • If your Apprenticeship/University place is directly affected by your results you are welcome to come into college from 9.00am or call us 01823 320800 for independent, expert advice and guidance with a particular focus on clearing, adjustments and deferred entry. If you come onto site please be aware that you must sign in at Reception who will direct you and ensure you are fully aware of the safety code of conduct currently in place.
  • If, on receipt of your results, you would like to have a broad discussion regarding your plans moving forward then please email Richard Jones (richardj@richuish.ac.uk), Progression & LC Manager to arrange a careers meeting over the summer.
  • The College will be running events following GCSE results day for those looking to join the College in September and in need of additional advice about their GCSE results.

Autumn Exam Series
Students who feel that the grades they receive on results day do not reflect their ability or potential will have the opportunity to take exams in the Autumn 2020 or Summer 2021.

The dates for these exams will be:

  • AS and A-level – Monday 5 October to Friday 23 October 2020
  • GCSE – Monday 2 November to Monday 23 November 2020

Please note, at the time of writing we have not yet received full information from the exam boards about subject exam timetables or entry fees. We expect to have these by the time results are released and will be able to update you then by request.

If you wish to be entered for any A Level exams we will need to have your completed entry form and payment by Tuesday 1st September 2020 and for GCSE Maths and English Thursday 1st October 2020. Please contact the Exams Office exams@richuish.ac.uk for an entry form.

Information on Appeals
In contrast to previous years, there will be no post results services available as there are no exam papers to review. However, if we believe there has been an error in the process of awarding a student’s grade, rather than the judgement itself, we are as a college able to submit an appeal. Ofqual give examples such as:

  • A mistake when submitting a centre assessment grade or rank order information to the exam board
  • Where we believe an exam board has made a error when “calculating, assigning or communicating a grade”

If you have any concerns with your results and believe the process this summer was not followed correctly, you will need to contact exams@richuish.ac.uk directly and a member of the Exams Team will be able to assist you. Please state the nature of your request in the subject line of your email.

Centre Assessed Grades (CAG)
As you are aware, your teachers and the College worked very carefully to produce Centre Assessed Grades for your subjects, to be as accurate and valid as possible and these were benchmarked before being submitted to the Exam Boards. As you know, the Exam Boards have then worked with Centre Assessed Grades nationally to ensure parity and standardisation across schools and colleges. As a reminder, the infographic below sets out this process. You can view your CAG alongside your official result via Student Advantage.

Ofqual infographic

Mock Exams
*We are waiting for further clarity form the Government about the announcement regarding the use of ‘mock results’ in appealing Final Calculated Grade by the Exam Boards. We know that you will want to this information as soon as possible but it is critical that we do not speculate on this until Ofqual have given us the specific criteria for what will or will not be accepted as a valid ‘mock’. As soon as we have anything more concrete we will of course be in touch.

I would like to take this opportunity to wish you all the very best from everyone here at Huish and to remind you that we are here to help and support in any way we can, so please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Yours Sincerely,

Emma Fielding
Principal Designate

 

CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS ABOUT COLLECTING YOUR OFFICIAL EXAM CERTIFICATES – AVAILABLE FROM DECEMBER 2020

CLICK HERE FOR 2020 SUMMER RESULTS AND APPEALS PROCESS FOR STUDENTS