Post-16 qualifications results Summer 2020

Published: August 4, 2020

Ofqual has published resources for students receiving their qualifications this summer. These resources include a student guide to post-16 qualification results that provides students with additional information to help them understand how their results have been awarded, what to expect on results day, options available to them if they are unhappy with their result, and details on the appeals process for GCSE, AS and A levels.

The college was able to assess grades with a high degree of accuracy, the teachers who contributed to the process know their students well.

The grades centres submitted to the exam boards were based on objective evidence and agreed by the college following a rigorous internal quality assurance process and are not the sole responsibility of any individual teacher.

The standardisation model developed by Ofqual and the awarding organisations is statistical, designed to adjust for different interpretations of the standards by different centres and the results may not reflect the grades submitted by the centre.

The standardisation process applied by the exam boards ensures grades awarded this year are consistent with those awarded to other cohorts in other years. We know that the Centre Assessed grades were higher than this nationally, meaning that there will be some downward adjustment at subject and centre level.

This was the fairest possible approach available under extreme circumstances and the grades awarded this year are as valid as in any other year. This will allow students to progress in the usual way despite the cancellations of external exams.