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Last updated: 13th August 2020

We look forward to seeing all our 2020 leavers and we hope that the period leading up to results day is not too nerve wracking for you.

Examination Grades and Results Day...

This is an exam results season like no other, and I am sure that you have received various pieces of information from many sources.  The purpose of this page is to provide you with as much clarity as we can so that we can hopefully reduce the anxiety around the 20th August.

Recent official updates and messages from Ofqual?

Following the media around the release of the Scottish GCSE exam results Ofqual have released the following message to parents and students: A message from Ofqual

They have also produced this student guide for anyone receiving results this summer.

How can I get my results?

There are two ways to access your results:

1. Come in and collect them from school on the 20th August:

  • School will be open at 10am for students to collect their exam results; results will be issued in the school hall.
  • Under the new re-opening schools’ guidance, we are treating the year group as a bubble so they can interact with each other, however they should maintain social distancing of at least one-metre wherever possible.
  • Adults, including your teachers, should maintain the two-metre distancing so please respect this.
  • There will be a system of control in place, like those that you see in shops – hand sanitiser etc…
  • Please be aware that if the hall becomes overcrowded there may need to be a queue in operation.  Thank you in advance for your patience.
  • Staff will be on hand, and we will be able to offer advice about your next steps.

2. Results can be emailed to you:

  • Students need to request this by sending an email from your school account to the school enquiry line: enquiry@knbs.co.uk
  • If you cannot remember your email password please click here for help accessing it: Request Support

Centre assessed grades: how have they been calculated, and, can I access them?

There is an embargo on these grades until after results day. These grades are the grades that the school submitted as a prediction of what you would achieve in the final exam based on our professional judgement.

On results day we will not be sharing these as it will confuse matters for you. The GCSE result you have been awarded is the grade you have obtained and having a second grade would be very confusing when making decisions about your next steps.

If you do want access to your Centre Assessed Grades then please submit a request for these to be released to you.  Due to the age of our 2020 Leavers, these requests must come from the students themselves not their parents. We are not authorised to release this personal data to parents on request due to GDPR regulations.  Requests can be made from Friday 21st August by completing this form: Request for CAG

Here at KNBS our process was very thorough:

Teacher’s submitted a grade to their Head of Department based on their professional judgement.  They took into consideration, previous report grades, work ethic, potential, rate of improvement seen thus far, classwork/homework, results in assessments, PPE/coursework grades (where applicable).

These were discussed to ensure all teachers across a department were being consistent and to approve the rank order.  This is where we were required to submit the rankings for all students in all grades in all subjects.

Finally, these grades were reviewed by members of the Senior Leadership Team in conjunction with the Headteacher.  A moderation exercise was implemented before the final Centre Assessed Grades were sent off; this was to ensure that we were being as realistic as possible with the moral generosity the situation required.

Is there an appeals process?

Arrangements for appeals

A candidate can:

  • ask their centre to appeal on their behalf to an awarding body if there is evidence that leads a candidate to believe:
    • the centre made an error when submitting a Centre Assessment Grade or rank order information
    • an awarding body made a mistake when calculating, assigning or communicating a grade

A candidate cannot:

  • appeal against their centre assessment grades and position in the rank order
  • appeal directly in any respect to the awarding body

If any student has been downgraded during the Ofqual moderation process please be reassured that we fully support their appeal.

Internal appeals procedure:

 King’s Norton Boys' School will:

  • appeal to an awarding body on a candidate’s behalf if it believes the centre itself made an error when submitting a centre assessment grade or if it believes an awarding body made a mistake when calculating, assigning or communicating a grade
  • ask the candidate to provide written informed consent as the appeal could result in the final grade being lower than, higher than, or the same as the grade which was originally awarded

King’s Norton Boys’ School will not:

  • seek any information the awarding body holds that would be needed for an appeal if it does not believe an awarding body made a mistake when calculating, assigning or communicating a grade
  • appeal to an awarding body on a candidate’s behalf if it does not believe the centre itself made an error or if it does not believe an awarding body made a mistake when calculating, assigning or communicating a grade

Any internal appeal should be submitted by:

  • submitting an internal appeal form to the centre by Tuesday 1st September 2020
  • The candidate will be informed of the outcome of the internal appeal as soon as a decision has been made
  • If the internal appeal is upheld by the centre:
  • the centre will request information the awarding body holds that would be needed for an appeal within the time period set by the awarding body
  • the centre will submit an appeal on the candidate’s behalf to meet the awarding body’s deadline for appeals
  • any fees that may be charged by the awarding body for a preliminary appeal and any centre fees that may be charged will be passed to the student/parent should the appeal be rejected

The appeals form can be downloaded here: appeal form

There is more information here: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/ofqual-publishes-more-details-on-appeals-and-confirms-autumn-exam-arrangements

Can I re-sit my exams if I am unhappy with the grade?

Although we do not envisage many students wanting to re-sit, we will provide all students with information about the Autumn re-sits when they collect their results.

A copy of resit information and application form can be accessed here.