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RESULTS SUMMER 2021

Results will be released to students via their school email address as follows:

A Level / BTEC: Tuesday 10th August 2021 at 8.30am

GCSE: Thursday 12th August 2021 at 8.30am

 

APPEALS SUMMER 2021

The appeals process for summer 2021 allows students to appeal their grade where they believe there has been an error or the Centre Policy for Determining Teacher Assessed Grades (see below) has not been followed. Please complete the relevant forms as follows:

 

STAGE 1

If you feel that there has been:

  • An Administrative error (an error in recording/ submitting your grade to the exam board e.g. the grade was inputted incorrectly), or,

  • A procedural error (failure to follow the process set out in the centre policy on Teacher Assessed Grades, on the school website)

You can request a Centre Review of your grade in one or more of your qualifications. In order to process this, please download and complete the ‘A Level and GCSE Centre Review Form’ below.  A separate form must be completed for each separate qualification. This must be submitted to head@stags.herts.sch.uk by 12pm on Thursday 12th August (A level/BTEC) or by 12pm on Monday 16th August 2021 (GCSE/Cambridge Nationals), from a STAGS student email account. We will notify you of the outcome of the review by email as soon as we can. It is important to note that in any review process grades can stay the same, go down, as well as up. 

 

STAGE 2

If we review your grade and deem that the original grade was the correct grade, and you still feel that the right grade has not been awarded, you can appeal to the awarding body based on any one of the following:

  • An administrative error (the exam board have made an error in reporting your grade), or,

  • A procedural error (failure to follow the process set out in the centre policy on Teacher Assessed Grades, on the school website), or,

  • The academic judgement of the centre was unreasonable (the choice of evidence or the determination  of the grade was unreasonable)

This will need to be submitted on the correct form to head@stags.herts.sch.uk within 48 hours of our notification of the outcome of your centre review, from a STAGS student email account. It is important to note that in any review process grades can stay the same, go down, as well as up. Even if an appeal is upheld, this does not necessarily mean the grade will change for the student. 

  • A Level PRIORITY appeal to awarding organisation. Students should download the ‘A level - PRIORITY Appeal to Awarding Bodies Form’ below

  • A Level non priority appeal to awarding organisations. Students should download the ‘A Level - Non Priority Appeal to Awarding Bodies Form’ below

  • GCSE appeal to awarding organisations. Students should download the GCSE ‘Appeal to Awarding Bodies Form’ below

 

AUTUMN SERIES 2021: RESITS

Ofqual have confirmed that a full suite of exams will be offered in the autumn term for students who received a teacher assessed grade in summer 2021 or would have entered for summer 2021 exams had they not been cancelled.

A Level exams will take place in October and GCSE exams are scheduled for November/December.

These exams will be in their normal format, with no adaptations beyond those that had already been put in place for summer 2021 exams before they were cancelled. Grades will be based on exam performance only (no NEAs, except for Art and Design).

Please complete the appropriate entry form and return to exams@stags.herts.sch.uk:

  • A level examination entry form autumn 2021 - deadline Wednesday 1st September 2021

  • GCSE examination entry form autumn 2021 - deadline Friday 24th September 2021

 

PUBLIC EXAMINATIONS - SUMMER 2021 UPDATE 02/03/2021

On 23rd February 2021, Gavin Williamson, Secretary of State for Education, wrote to Ofqual regarding the government's policy that this year's cohort of GCSE and A level students should receive grades based on teachers' judgement of their performance based on a range of evidence.
 
Please find attached below:
  • Letter from Gavin Williamson to Simon Lebus, Chief Regulator, Ofqual
  • Article from Simon Lebus, explaining the arrangements for 2021 cane be found HERE
  • Consultation Decisions on how GCSE and A level grades will be awarded
  • Consultation Decisions on alternative arrangements for Vocational Qualifications in 2021."

Please find links to some useful government and awarding body websites:

https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus

https://www.aqa.org.uk/

https://qualifications.pearson.com/

https://www.ocr.org.uk/

https://www.wjec.co.uk/

https://www.eduqas.co.uk/

 

 


At St Albans Girls' School, your daughter/son will take exams and assessments as necessary so that we can assess their progress internally and they can achieve public examination results. 

Internal assessments will be taken on a regular basis in class. All year groups (except Years 11 and 13) will take internal End of Year Examinations in order to prepare them for the rigours of public exams in the future. Mock GCSE and A level Exams take place in the November/December before their final public exams in May/June. All these exams are taken under formal exam conditions, in classrooms at Key Stage 3 and in the Sports Hall at Key Stages 4 and 5. 

If you have any queries about exams please contact our Exams Officer.

Information for Candidates:

Get in touch

Mr P O'Neill, Trust Business Manager

Sandridgebury Lane

St Albans

Hertfordshire

AL3 6DB

01727 853134