Collecting your results: A Level and GCSE

Over the course of the next two weeks, students will collect their qualification grades for GCSE and A Levels. We have outlined below the guidance from Ofqual on how the grades for this summer have been awarded, appeals information and guidance, and the next steps after receiving your results. We hope that you achieve the grades that all your hard work during your time at the academy deserves.

How grades have been awarded

Step 1 – Along with other schools and colleges in the country, the academy submitted centre assessed grades for students in each of their subjects. These are the grades we felt students would have achieved had they sat the exams. We also submitted a rank order for students in each subject based on how they were expected to perform. A range of assessment information was considered for every student such as coursework, mock exams, general tracking records and performance throughout the course to determine student grades and ranking.

Step 2 – Exam boards checked the submitted grades for consistency using a model developed with regulators. They have the final say on grades, and therefore award the grade they feel is appropriate. They have worked hard to ensure that all grades for all schools and colleges have been awarded fairly, making sure they are in line with previous national results in each subject, how well the academy has performed in recent years and how well this year’s students have performed at GCSE.

Further useful information on this process can be found here:

 Querying qualification grades

If you have a concern about a grade you have been awarded, you can ask a member of our senior leadership team (SLT) to:

  • check whether an error was made when submitting your centre assessment grade and rank order to the awarding body
  • raise a complaint with SLT if you feel you have evidence of bias or that you were discriminated against; you could also pass such evidence on to the awarding body who could investigate for potential malpractice
  • seek any information the awarding body holds in relation to how your final grade was calculated
  • provide information about the opportunity to take an exam in the autumn series or in summer 2021

Students that are wanting support will be asked to report to the common room in Post-16 or the music room where staff will be available – a waiting area will be in place at both spaces.

A Level – arrangements for collecting results

As in previous years, we look forward to welcoming you to the academy to collect your exam results on Thursday 13 August.

To ensure we are following government social distancing guidance, we need to be able to control the numbers that we have on site at any one time, so therefore we would ask that you use the relevant link below to book a 20 minute timeslot if you wish to collect the results from academy site.

Book your space for A level results day (year 13 only) here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/y13-results-day-thursday-13th-august-2020-tickets-112826749846

Students will only be allowed onto academy site if they have booked a slot using the link above – all students will be required to sign in at the academy reception so we can check all bookings. Each booking allows for two people to come onto site – for example, the student and one parent. On arrival everyone will be required to sanitise their hands at the station provided in the reception area and adhere to social distancing guidelines at all times.

Students will be led to the hall where they will be able to follow a one-way system to collect their results envelope and complete their destination data survey. There will be a chance to take photos in the foyer and other stations in the quad where students will be able to drop off locker keys, textbooks and any other academy items.

We appreciate that some students may not wish to come onto academy site to collect their results, if students wish for their results to be sent home they need to email our Exams Manager, Mrs Wiblin, on the email address below to request this at least 72 hours prior to results day: exams@walton-ac.org.uk

GCSE – arrangements for collecting results

GCSE results day will take place on Thursday 20 August and we look forward to welcoming you into academy to collect your qualification grades.

As with the A Level results, we need to follow social distancing guidance and control the numbers that we have on site at any one time. Please use the link below to book your 20-minute timeslot if you wish to collect the results from academy site.

Book your space for GCSE results day (year 11 only) here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/y11-results-day-thursday-20th-august-2020-tickets-111817158130

Please note – year 13 Maths and English GCSE re-sit students will have their results emailed to them so there is no requirement for these students to visit the academy on GCSE results day.

Students will only be allowed onto academy site if they have booked a slot using the link above – all students will be required to sign in at the academy reception so we can check all bookings. Each booking allows for two people to come onto site – for example, the student and one parent. On arrival everyone will be required to sanitise their hands at the station provided in the reception area and adhere to social distancing guidelines at all times.

Students will be led to the hall where they will be able to follow a one-way system to collect their results envelope and complete their destination data survey. There will be a chance to take photos in the foyer and other stations in the quad where students will be able to drop off locker keys, textbooks and any other academy items. Year 11 students will be able to collect their yearbook and hoodie from the stations in the quad.

We appreciate that some students may not wish to come onto academy site to collect their results, if students wish for their results to be sent home they need to email our Exams Manager, Mrs Wiblin, on the email address below to request this at least 72 hours prior to results day: exams@walton-ac.org.uk

Despite the different experience that you have had this year, we are still looking forward to celebrating your successes with you in August.  We wish you a safe and enjoyable summer.

We would also ask yourself and parents/carers to check the academy website and emails regularly over the Summer as we will communicate any further updates on these channels.

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