Letter to Year 11 Parents and Carers
20 April 2020
Dear Parents and Carers
As you can imagine, a lot of new information is coming into school, literally on a daily basis, with respect to the assessment of GCSE performance for Year 11 students this year. This letter is to update you on some new information we have received.
Firstly, contrary to what we were originally told, GCSE results will be published on 20 August 2020 (the original date), not a date in July. We have also been informed that any appeals against or questioning of published grades cannot be raised by individual students, only by departments as a whole or as a school. No individual appeals will be considered.
In order to meet the deadline for predicted grades, teachers and subject leaders are now following a school procedure to carefully assess the performance of all students in each subject. These predicted grades will be submitted to the relevant examination boards at the end of May. These grades cannot be shared with students and will remain confidential throughout the process. They will also be subjected to quality assurance processes by the examination boards in line with DfE recommendations and directives.
The opportunity to sit an examination in autumn term will still be available to all students. As a result, I have asked staff to prepare and upload a revision plan for each subject going forward for the next few weeks. It may be that a student focusses on the revision plans of the subjects they intend to study for 'A' level at college. Resources, such as Headstart to 'A' Level may also be useful.
As we receive more information into school, I will update you accordingly.
Ms C Hayes