Year 13 - Instructions for A level Results Day
07 Aug 2020
Dear Parent/ Carer,
Please see below the final instructions that have been sent to your son/daughter with regard A level results day, this morning. Please ensure that you read through these instructions carefully so that you are able to support them next Thursday (13 August).
Good morning and welcome to your instructions email! Please carefully read through this ahead of next Thursday morning so that you are clear on the process for the day. If you have any questions ahead of next Thursday please do get in touch.
STEP 1 – Access Your Results
- Results will be available on the student portal from 8am on Thursday 13 August 2020
- A paper copy of the results will be posted out to students on Thursday 13 August 2020 (to hopefully arrive the following day) and the results will also be available on MCAS on Friday 14 August 2020
- Instructions for how to access results via the student portal:
Log into student portal
Note down the school ID, your username and password (in middle of screen). Username should start bromcom.ashbyschool.org.uk/16-rundlebrown-v (obviously with your name at end). Password is your usual password
Press button that says ‘view exam results’
Type in school ID, username and password from previous screen
It will ask you to set a security question
You will then be able to scroll down to access your results.
STEP 2 – Next Steps
1) UCAS Applicants
Check your university status via your UCAS track account. You will fall into one of the following three categories:
a) Final Place = Where you have been allocated a course - This could be your firm or your insurance choice. If it is your insurance choice it means you have not met the entry requirements of your firm choice;
i) If you are happy with your allocated course/university ACCEPT your place and follow the university instructions re next steps/accommodation etc. and move to STEP 3!!!
ii) If you are unhappy with your allocated course/university, DO NOT make any sudden decisions and reject your choice. Think about your options and if you would like advice, please contact school (details below) Beware that it can be difficult to get released from a university and if you do decide to do this, ensure you have done your research thoroughly – you will have to go through clearing (see c) and you may risk not getting a place at all.
b) Alternative offer = This is where you may be offered an alternative course at the university you applied for, as you have not met the entry requirements of the course you have applied for. Think about these offers carefully as you do not have to accept it and it may not be quite what you want to do. If you do turn this offer down and it was from your firm choice, you will probably then be accepted by your insurance choice (but check this out with the university first!) If it was from your insurance choice of university then you will probably enter clearing and will need to search for another suitable course/university. If you would like advice, please contact school (details below).
c) Clearing = If you have not been accepted by your firm or insurance choice you will be entered into clearing where you can search for available alternative courses/universities. You will need to phone these universities to discuss courses/suitability etc and you will need to get a verbal offer of acceptance before officially applying for it through the UCAS clearing website. You can’t officially apply online until later in the afternoon on the 13th August so this gives you time to do your research. Clearing remains open for a few weeks after results day. If you would like advice, please contact school (details below).
2) Changed your mind and now want to apply to university
- You will have to apply via UCAS and automatically apply for a course through clearing. Please contact Miss McCafferty so that she can give you the information you need for the application and to arrange a reference for you. Please see notes above about how clearing works. If you would like advice, please contact school (details below).-
3) Changed your mind and now DON’T want to go to university
- Don’t make any sudden decisions, think about this carefully. If you do finally decide to withdraw, you will do this via your UCAS track account. If you would like advice, please contact school (details below).
4) Not going to university?
- You will receive an email next week with a link to complete a very short online form to give details of your next steps – this is information that we are required to collect so please reply promptly. If you would like any advice about your next steps, please contact school (details below).
Contacting School for Advice about Next Steps
Thursday 13 August (RESULTS DAY) 8am-3pm
Please contact the school to arrange an appointment if you wish to discuss any university/careers related queries (see above) PLEASE NOTE THAT THESE APPOINTMENTS ARE NOT TO DISCUSS ANY CONCERNS YOU MAY HAVE WITH REGARD THE GRADES YOU HAVE BEEN AWARDED – See below for further information.
To make an appointment please ring School on 01530 413748. You will then be put through to a member of the Sixth Form Team who will book the next available appointment for you.
Appointments MUST BE BOOKED IN ADVANCE and will be limited to ONE student accompanied by ONE parent.
Appointments will be held in the Sixth Form Centre with social distancing measures in place.
Unfortunately due to the current situation we are unable to meet with any student/parent without a pre-arranged appointment.
Thursday 13 August (RESULTS DAY) after 3pm AND Friday 14 August
If you have any university/careers related queries please email Miss McCafferty (firstname.lastname@example.org) who will be able to advise via email, phone or PRE ARRANGED appointment for Friday 14th August.
STEP 3 – Celebrate!
These will be available to collect between the hours of 8am and 5pm from the Sixth Form Centre
Students should NOT arrive in large groups and we will arrange a one way system which will be clearly signposted in order to adhere to social distancing guidelines
INFORMATION WITH REGARD TO AWARDED GRADES
As you are aware the exam results that students receive this summer have been informed by centre assessment grades generated by individual schools. These CAG’s were defined as the most likely grade that the student would have achieved in the summer exams if the examination programme had gone ahead
The CAG grades that were submitted to the exam boards were agreed by the school following an internal quality assurance process and are not the sole responsibility of any individual teacher. Following the submission of these CAG’s OFQUAL have informed schools that the grades submitted by individual schools will be subject to a statistical standardisation process and therefore the final grades awarded may not reflect the grades submitted by the school. The standardisation process applied by the exam boards ensures grades awarded this year are consistent with those awarded to other cohorts in other years. Given the nature of these unprecedented circumstances this was the fairest possible approach available and means that grades awarded this year are as valid as in any other year. If you require further information on this process then OFQUAL have provided detailed information that can be accessed via https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/student-guide-to-post-16-qualification-results-summer-2020. In addition information relating to the results, appeals and certificate procedures are also available in the exams section on school website.
As with previous year groups the priority for the school is that wherever possible, students should be in a position to progress to the next stage in their education. Colleagues will be available to support students where additional advice is required with relation to next steps (as detailed above in the contacting school for advice section).
However, where students haven’t obtained the required result in a particular subject students may choose to sit an examination in a particular subject. For further information on results, appeals and exam entries please contact email@example.com
Director of Post-16 Education
More information on summer 2020 exam results can be found in our Exams section.