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Student and Parent Guidance Summer 2021

2021 Teacher Assessed Grades (TAG) Evidence  

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Although everyone will be working hard to make sure you are issued with the correct grades on results day, there will also be an appeals system as a safety net to fix any genuine errors that were not identified earlier on.

If you believe an error has been made in determining your grade, you will have a right to appeal. Please find attached our video guide on the appeal process.

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There are two stages to the appeals process:

Stage 1: Centre review

If you believe that you have been issued with an incorrect grade, you can appeal. We can review the following:

• Administrative error, e.g. submitted incorrect grade; used an incorrect assessment mark when determining your grade.

• did not apply a procedure correctly, e.g. did not follow Centre Policy, did not undertake internal quality assurance, did not take account of access arrangements or mitigating circumstances, such as illness.

To help you decide whether to appeal, you can request that we share the following information on results day if not before:

• Centre Policy

• Sources of evidence used to determine your grade along with any grades/marks associated with them

• Details of any special circumstances that have been taken into account in determining your grade, e.g. access arrangements, mitigating circumstances such as illness

Stage 2: Appeal to the exam board

If you still don’t think you have the correct grade after the centre review is complete, you can ask to appeal to the exam board, who will review whether

• The school made an unreasonable exercise of academic judgement in the choice of evidence from which they determined your grade and/or in the determination of your grade from that evidence.

• the school did not apply a procedure correctly, e.g. did not follow their Centre Policy, did not undertake internal quality assurance, did not take account of access arrangements or mitigating circumstances, such as illness.

• The exam board made an administrative error, e.g. they changed your grade during the processing of grades.

At both stages of the process you will need to submit your appeal to the exams office and give them your written consent to conduct the appeal or submit it to the exam board on your behalf. A form will be available on the exams section of the school website on results day.

It is important to remember that your grade can go down, up or stay the same through either stage of the process.

If you have a place at university that is dependent on your appeal, you should tell the university you are hoping to go to so they can decide how to handle your offer. You should also tell your school or college so they can ask the exam board to prioritise your appeal. The timelines for priority and non-priority appeals will be as follows:

10 August to 7 September: priority appeals window

» 10 August to 16 August: student requests centre review

» 10 August to 20 August: centre conducts centre review

» 11 August to 23 August: centre submits appeal to exam board

10 August to end October: majority of non-priority appeals take place

» 10 August to 3 September: student requests centre review

» 10 August to 10 September: centre conducts centre review

» 11 August to 17 September: centre submits appeal to exam board

Finally, if you believe the exam board has made a procedural error in handling your appeal, you can apply to Ofqual’s Exam Procedures Review Service to review the process undertaken by the exam board.

If you would like to make an appeal you will find the JCQ appeals form located in the forms section.  Once the form has been fully completed and signed by the student can you please return it by email to appeals@st-martins.essex.sch.uk.

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Forms 

Historical Results 

JCQ Information for Candidates 

Non- Examination Assessments (NEA) 

Results Days 2021

  • Summer 2021 GCE/BTEC Level 3 BTEC – Tuesday 10th August 2021 from 8:30AM
  • Summer 2021 GCSE/BTEC Tech Award – Thursday 12th August 2021 from 8:30AM
  • Autumn 2021 GCE – Thursday 16th December 2022 from 8:30AM
  • November 2021 GCSE English & Maths – Thursday 13th January 2022 from 8:30AM
  • Autumn 2021 GCSE – Thursday 24th February 2022 from 8:30AM

Please note that students will be able to access results to view on Insight

Replacement Certificates 

Many employers & universities are insisting on seeing actual certificates for your qualifications.

If you have lost your certificates, you will need to complete an application form for each exam board and pay them directly. Each form will outline the cost involved but it is usually around £50 per certificate.

An alternative is to request a certified statement of results, but employers and/or universities may not be willing to accept them, so it is advisable to check first.

To apply for a replacement certificate or certified statement of results, simply visit the below web pages, depending on which exam board the subject was with, and follow their instructions for requesting replacement certificates.

AQA

Edexcel

OCR

Subject Boards and codes

Timetables 

GCE Autumn series (Summer 2021 Re-Sits Only) October 2021 - TBA

Year 11 Diagnostic Tests October 2021 - TBA

Year 9 PPE (Postponed Year 8 Tests) October 2021 - TBA

GCSE Maths & English Re-Sits (External) November 2021 - TBA

GCSE Autumn series (Summer 2021 Re-Sits Only) November 2021 - TBA

Year 11 PPE Timetable December 2021 - TBA

Year 13 PPE Timetable January 2022 - TBA

Year 12 PPE Timetable March 2022 - TBA

Year 7 PPE Timetable April 2022 - TBA

Year 8 PPE Timetable April 2022 - TBA

Year 10 PPE Timetable April/May 2022 - TBA

Summer 2022 GCSE/GCE/BTEC Examination Timetable - TBA

Year 11 Functional Skills – June 2022 Timetable TBA

Year 9 PPE Timetable July 2022 - TBA

Useful External Links  

 For specific enquiries please contact our Senior Examinations Officer Carly Adams on 01277 238 350 or Deputy Examinations Officer Clare Bates on 01277 238 321 or via email at exams@st-martins.essex.sch.uk