GCSE Results Day

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2021 GCSE Results

You should have received an email that outlines details for how to access your GCSE results online. The results will be available from 09:00 on 12/08/21.

We understand that the 20/21 academic year was another extremely difficult one for students and we do hope you receive a result you are happy with.

Accessing your results online

(This process is the same for those who are claiming their full BTEC qualification)

Please use the link below to access your results.

1. Log in here https://ebsontrackprospect.suffolk.ac.uk/ using the username that has been emailed to you.

If you cannot log in please click the "Forgot your password?" link to reset your password.

2. On the left-hand side of the screen click on ‘Exam Entries’. Your results will then appear on the screen.

Please be assured that we will also be sending out results via 1st Class post and once we receive the printed certificates from the Awarding Organisations, we will also post these to you directly.

Support & Advice

GCSE Results Helpline - 01473 382262

GCSE Results Information

1) How was my grade decided?

Due to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, GCSE exams were cancelled this year and replaced with teacher assessed grades (TAGS). The college-based the grading decisions on a range of assessment evidence throughout the year. We selected, as evidence, work that was completed in timed assessment conditions through the year. There were 5 assessments for English and 7 assessments for maths selected and these were the only sources of evidence used when considering final grades. We selected the top 3 assessments results for each learner and considered these when reaching the final grade. We only awarded a grade where a learner had at least 3 completed assessments through the year. You will be able to see the grade achieved for each of these assessments on the online portal when you log in to see your final GCSE grade.

Teachers reviewed the assessment grades and came up with a final grade for each learner. These grades were then taken into a meeting with the teacher, the head of maths or English, a member of the quality assurance team and a member of the ALS team where required. The grades were discussed in these quality meetings to ensure the results were fair, accurate and standardised across the whole department. During the quality meetings, a number of factors were considered when reaching the final grade for each learner. These included: any exam concessions which were not in place for assessments, the level of control each assessment was taken under and any mitigating circumstances/special considerations the college has been made aware of.

The results have then been considered and signed off by, the director of English and maths along with the director of quality and the deputy principal. The awarding organisation has scrutinised the TAG policy created by the college and has also taken a sample of learner work from each subject to check for appropriateness and accuracy.

To access the college’s TAG policy for GCSEs – please click here

2) Will grades awarded this year be equally as valid as GCSEs from other years?

Yes. A GCSE awarded this year will hold equal value in the eyes of employers and Universities to those of previous years.

3) Can I re-sit the exam(s) in November

The college will offer November resits in both English and maths for any learners that achieved a grade 3 in their 2021 GCSEs. Should you wish to re-sit English, maths or both, please complete the Google form here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdO6Omsw_VA0GtLkEHubjmGHDOSNoALTxuEj9xCEGXnztEwJQ/viewform

The deadline for registering your interest is Friday 24th of September.

The times for the exams haven’t been finalised yet but the dates are as follows:

GCSE English:

Paper 1 – 1st November

Paper 2 – 3rd November

GCSE Maths:

Paper 1 (non calc) – 2nd November

Paper 2 (calculator) – 4th November

Paper 3 (calculator) – 8th November

4) I didn’t get the grades I needed for the course I had applied for – what can I do?

If you have applied for a course at Suffolk New College – don’t panic! We understand that it has been a very difficult year for learners and we are committed to doing our best to support all students. There will be place for you at the college! Please call us on 01473 382262 to discuss your course application with a member of the team.

5.) Can I appeal my grade?

The appeals process is broken down into 2 stages:

Stage 1: Centre review

If a learner feels that the college has:

• failed to follow its procedures properly or consistently in arriving at that result

Or

• made an administrative error in relation to the result.

then they can request a centre review. To do so, the centre review form (linked below) must be completed by the 3rd of September 2021 and emailed to englishandmathsqueries@suffolk.ac.uk – please complete 1 form per subject

The centre will conduct an internal review to establish if it has followed its own TAG policy and if there have been any administration errors.

IMPORTANT: any review could result in a change of grade either up OR DOWN. It is possible for a procedural failure or an administrative error to be identified but for this not to have had any impact on the grade awarded. In this case, the outcome of the review would be that the grade stays the same.

You will receive an email to acknowledge receipt of your review request within 2 working days. You will receive the result of the review via email within 5 working days of your request.

Please complete the form below, depending on which campus you attended (typed signatures will be fine):

Ipswich campus, Needham Market, Halesworth and Leiston (Word Document)

Suffolk Rural (Word Document)

Stage 2: Appeals to the awarding organisation (AO)

In order to submit a stage 2 appeal, a learner MUST first submit a stage 1 review request (deadline 3rd September) and receive an outcome to this.

Any student who considers that there has been a procedural error, an administrative error or that their grade reflects an unreasonable exercise of academic judgement (either because of the way that the grade has been determined and/or the selection of the evidence), may submit a request, to the college, for an awarding organisation appeal (AO).

Stage 2 Appeals must be submitted to the college by 17:00 on the 14th of September so that they can be sent to the AOs. AOs will NOT accept any appeals directly from students.

To request a stage 2 appeal, please complete the following form and email to englishandmathsqueries@suffolk.ac.uk – please complete 1 form per subject

Stage 2 Appeal Request Form (Word Document)

The AOs will aim to conduct a review of all appeal requests within 42 days of submissions. It is stressed that this date is a target that it may not always be possible to achieve.

AOs will communicate the outcome of any appeals with the college who will then communicate the outcomes to learners ASAP.