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Roman Catholic High School

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Let all our bright
colours shine.

November Exam Letter

10th September 2020

 

 

Dear Parents/ Carers

 

 

As you will be aware, no exams took place this summer due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. To enable students to receive qualifications, it was announced that students who were due to sit GCSE exams would receive a calculated grade.  For every student, we provided a centre assessment grade for each subject; this is the grade we believed they would most likely have achieved had they been able to sit the exams, taking into account a range of evidence.  This grade was then put through a standardisation process by Ofqual to arrive at a final calculated grade. 

 

On Monday 17 August 2020, Ofqual confirmed that there would no longer be a standardisation process for GCSEs and instead all students would be awarded the centre assessment grade submitted by their school or college, unless it was lower than their calculated grade, in which case the calculated grade would stand.   Because of this change, the right to appeal a grade for an individual subject was removed.  This was replaced with the option to re-sit an examination in any subject in November 2020.

 

If you were unhappy with any of your child’s exam results and would like them to re-sit the exam in any subject to potentially obtain a higher grade, the closing date for entries is Friday 18 September 2020.  Please contact Ms Hudson, Exams Officer, and confirm your entry via email (hudson.l@fishermore.lancs.sch.uk) by no later than 1pm on Thursday 17 September 2020.  Your child will need to sit all exams for the particular subject, e.g. Combined Science - 6 exams at 1h 10mins in length.

 

Pupils who wish to sit November exams in maths or English who have achieved a grade 4 or above and wish to obtain a higher grade should contact us for exam entry.  Pupils who did not achieve a grade 4 should have exam entry arranged by their college.

 

All exams will be held between Monday 2 November 2020 and Monday 23 November 2020.  The results date for November GCSE exams is 11 February 2021.

 

If you require any further advice or information, please feel free to contact me: swarbrick.d@fishermore.lancs.sch.uk

 

Yours faithfully

 

 

Mr D Swarbrick

Deputy Headteacher

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