GCSE Results 2020

Information for Students regarding GCSE Results 2020

Students GCSE results collection arrangements

We will be handing results back on the 20th August. There has been huge disruption this year, but we would like to make this experience as normal as possible. The arrangements are detailed below.

When is collection of results?

From 10am on the morning of the 20th August, until noon. Results will also be emailed out the following day.

How will results be produced?

Results will be printed on paper and placed in an envelope, both the person who placed the results in the envelope and the person handing the results over will be wearing gloves.

Where will results be handed over?

Weather permitting results will be handed over just outside the entrance to the atrium building. If the weather is bad they will be handed over inside the building. Signage will be in place to guide you to queue in a socially distanced manner. Exit from the premises will also be signed.

What if I cannot make results day?

Results will be emailed to your school email addresses on the morning of the following day.

Can I enrol at the Oakes College immediately?

Yes, the sixth form team will be on hand to enrol new students throughout Thursday the 20th August and Friday the 21st August, Netherhall students will have priority on the 20th August.

How can I celebrate?

Families and those living in the same household can celebrate normally, unfortunately, social distancing does not allow contact with those from other households and we ask that those celebrating results please remember this, as staff will be asked to remind those attending to keep this in mind. This means that unfortunately you cannot hug each other, or touch in any way.

What if I am unhappy with my results?

Whilst there are no individual appeals against grades, any exam can be resat in October or November and those wishing to sign up for resits should contact exams@netherhallschool.org before the 16th September to request a resit and for details of a resit. There will also be teachers on hand to help guide you if you need it. Any other queries about results should also be directed to exams@netherhallschool.org. Please note emails elsewhere may not be monitored until the school year starts.

How were results produced?

Grades were predicted based on all the data (mock results, assessments, coursework, classwork and teacher judgement) that the school had, following a rigidly defined process laid out by the Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ), this process was monitored externally and by the trust senior leadership and was found to be robust and in line with all guidance. Predictions were then sent to exam boards, who produced the final grades, using the school predictions as a guide. This process is aimed at ensuring fairness and consistency between students in different years and in different schools and colleges so that, for example, it does not result in more students nationally being awarded higher grades this year when compared to cohorts in previous years. It is done to ensure that this year’s grades are as valid as in any other year. You may find this video about centre assessed grades from OfQual of use:

What if I need advice?

Miss Kirkham and Mr Carlson, our 2 principal progression coordinators, will be available on the day for face-to-face appointments. These will be conducted in the hub courtyard in a socially distanced manner.  Our careers adviser, Miss Simpson will be available by email, and our sixth form team will also be available for face-to-face discussions. The admissions offices of colleges and sixth forms will also be able to advise on their offers. The National Careers Service has also set an exam results helpline during August 2020. Young people or their parents can contact the helpline on 0800 100 900 to speak to a professionally qualified careers adviser if they need advice on their next steps. The helpline will be open from 8am to 10pm from Thursday 13 August until Friday 28 August. After these dates, young people will be able to access ongoing support from the National Careers Service at any time by calling 0800 100 900, visiting nationalcareers.service.gov.uk/contact-us or searching for the National Careers Service on Facebook and Twitter.

We hope that you will be able to have an almost normal experience of collecting your results and that we can join you in celebrating the outcome of your hard work prior to the recent disruption.