We appreciate that this has been a difficult time for both students and parents alike. Students have worked hard and with great determination during their time at School to achieve of their best. If you are receiving your results this year, good luck!
Detailed below some helpful information about what to expect on results day:
A Level, BTEC and Cambridge Technical results day: Tuesday 10th August
Results will be published on Firefly and available for students to access from 8.30am (along with all associated paperwork regarding appeals and autumn examinations). Please note that results will NOT be available to collect from school – paper copies of results and supporting documentation will be posted. Students and parents are able to download results on the same page that you use to download School reports.
In order to be able to offer support and guidance to any students who require advice following the publication of results, particularly for those who would like to discuss university entry, then we would ask students to phone school in order to make an appointment with either Mr Hughes or Mrs Clancy. Please call Reception on (01902) 421326.
Appointments will be prioritised as follows:
- 8.30am onwards – for students where UCAS Apply indicates they have been declined by both Firm and Insurance offer and need support and guidance to take advantage of Clearing.
- 10am onwards – for students who have gained results that are above offer level and are eligible for Adjustment.
- 11am onwards – all other enquiries.
Useful resources for students hoping to go on to University
Further information regarding results and the next steps (including Adjustment and Clearing) can be found at www.ucas.com/resultsandnextsteps.
This document includes useful information regarding Clearing and Adjustment both of which can be conducted online.
Alternatively, contact School tel: 01902 421326; Mrs Clancy (email: email@example.com) or Mr Hughes (email: firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have any questions about your university place.
iGCSE and GCSE results day: Thursday 12th August
Results will be published on Firefly and available for students to access from 8.30am (along with all associated paperwork regarding appeals and autumn examinations). Please note that results will NOT be available to collect from school – paper copies of results and supporting documentation will be posted.
In order to be able to offer support and guidance to any students who require advice following the publication of results, particularly for those who would like to discuss subject choices, then we would ask students to phone school in order to make an appointment with either Mr Hughes, Mr Anderson or Mr Jackson-Turnbull. Please call Reception on (01902) 421326.
Appointments will be prioritised as follows:
- 9.00am onwards – where students/parents have received an email with an appointment time for an urgent meeting with staff following the publication of GCSE results.
- 11.00am onwards – students and parents who would like to discuss any aspect of GCSE results and/or options for Sixth Form please contact Reception to make an appointment (see above).
- 12pm onwards – all other enquiries.
Staff will also be available on Friday 13th August for any further support or guidance following the publication of results. Mr Hughes, Mr Anderson and Mr Jackson-Turnbull will be available for pre-arranged appointments only on that day – appointments can be made by calling school reception.
What are Teacher Assessed Grades?
The following document outlines the processes undertaken by WGS to generate Teacher Assessed Grades for students.
OFQUAL and JCQ have also published guides for students and parents on the processes for awarding results in 2021:
- JCQ Student Appeals Guide 2021
- JCQ Student Guide Handout 2021
The usual process of appeal pre-supposes exams and marking have taken place by exam boards and this will not be the case for summer 2021.
Ofqual have, instead, confirmed that students will only be able to challenge or appeal their grades as follows (see p9 on the following for Ofqual guidance – Student Guide and Appeals):
- Students must submit a centre review first via school to check that all processes were followed correctly and whether there was a procedural and/or administrative error in determining and/or submitting the grade. If an error is found then a revised grade can be submitted to the exam board by the school. The procedure that WGS will follow for a centre review can be seen in the Centre Review Procedure (see link below).
- If no error is found and a student still wishes to appeal then a formal appeal must be made via school to the awarding organisation. The awarding organisation will check the school followed its own processes and exam board requirements as well as reviewing the evidence used to form their judgement. The exam board will then decide “whether the grade awarded was a reasonable exercise of academic judgement”. If the exam board finds the grade is not reasonable they will determine an alternative grade.
If a grade is not changed and the student disagrees with the finding of the exam board then they must refer to Ofqual’s Exams Procedure Review Service.
Please note the following important points in relation to appeals:
- Appeals are not likely to lead to adjustments in grades where the original grade is a reasonable exercise of academic judgement supported by the evidence i.e. if a student consistently achieves Bs in assessments, mocks and coursework undertaken then a B would be a reasonable exercise of academic judgement – an A would not.
- Grades can go up or down as the result of an appeal – the initial grade awarded is not protected.
- All centre reviews and appeals must be completed using the relevant JCQ documentation: https://www.jcq.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/JCQ_Appeals-Guidance_Summer-2021_Appendix-B.pdf which should be completed and submitted electronically to the following email address: email@example.com.
- Students must lodge appeals through their school.
Centre review deadlines
- 16th August (priority review only – where university place is affected)
- 3rd September (all other reviews)
Awarding organisation deadlines
- 23rd August (priority review only – where university place is affected)
- 17th September (all other reviews)
Centre Review Procedure
The following document outlines the process that WGS will undertake in the event of a Centre Review being submitted by a student.
I want to re-sit an exam in the Autumn term.
Following receipt of your results, you may feel that the marks you have received do not truly reflect your ability. You therefore have the opportunity to re sit your Summer 2021 exams in the Autumn Term should you wish to improve your grade.
It is important to note that OFQUAL have stated that “the autumn exams should be in their normal format and that no adaptations should be made”:
- GCE exams (A-level) will take place during 4th-22nd October 2021 (results published 16th December 2021)
- GCSE exams will take place during 1st November-3rd December (results published 24th February 2022)
- Cambridge Technicals/BTECs/EPQ – Autumn exams are not available
Please download and read through this information carefully before submitting your intention to resit an exam. If you want to go ahead, please complete this form and return it to Mrs Sohal at Wolverhampton Grammar School by the following deadline:
- Friday 27th August 2021 for all qualifications
Grading Timeline Infographic from JCQ
The link below from JCQ highlights the process that is being followed by Exam Boards up to and including the issuing of results in August 2021.
The School’s Centre Policy can be accessed here.
Any further questions?
Please contact Wolverhampton Grammar School tel: 01902 421326 or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any further questions ahead of results day.