GCSE Results Day 2020

20 August 2020 08:00

Whether you're a school leaver or have studied at Weston College, this page has important information relevant to all students who are expecting GCSE results on this day.

GCSE Guidance Surgeries

If you have any questions, worries or concerns after collecting your results, our School Liaison Team will be available to talk to you (either over the phone or in person) about your options moving forward.

All face-to-face sessions need to be booked in advance. Firstly, you'll need to give the team a call where you can either just talk over the phone or you can book a time slot to come in and meet with a member of the team. 

***In order for us to maintain social distancing measures, please DO NOT arrive without pre-booking and arrive within your dedicated time slot.***

HOW?
Call one of the following numbers to book:
01934 411 481
01934 422 765

WHERE? 
The Florentine,
Italian Gardens,
Royal Parade,
Weston-super-Mare
BS23 1AJ

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FAQs for School Leavers

What to do, where to go, common worries… we’ve got you covered!

 

ON THE DAY

 

What’s going to happen on GCSE results day?
What happens if I didn’t get the results I bargained for due to COVID 19?
I’ve heard I can take my GCSE’s again if I’m not happy with the results, how do I go about that?

 

ENGLISH & MATHS
 

What happens if I didn’t get the GCSE English and Maths grades I was expecting/hoping for?
But what happens if I didn’t get the GCSE grades I need for my course, will I lose my place?
So I can sit the Maths and English GCSE exams at college in November?
I used to get things like extra time, rest breaks, a scribe etc. (access arrangements) when I sat exams at school… will this still be in place if I sit exams in November?
Will I be told what I need to do in order to improve my GCSE grade?
English is not my native language, can I attend a language class as well?
I may have to retake both… can I attend more than one class?
If I sit my exam in November and achieve a lower grade than my summer grade, which one counts?

 

AM I TOO LATE?
 

Can I still apply and what’s the best way?
What happens after I apply?

 

I'M STILL STUCK

 

I still have no idea what I’m doing… Is there anyone to talk to about my options at college?
I’ve applied but I am still not sure whether it will lead to what I want to do, can you help me with that?
Have you got any tips for how to prepare for starting college?

Studied GCSEs here at College? Here's all you need to know:

Your GCSE Results will be available from 8am on the 20th August 2020 via the Exams tab on your eILP.

A printed results slip will also be posted to you on results day but is not likely to arrive for 2 to 3 days.

To access your results please log into your eILP using your Username (WS number) and password (like you use to log onto PCs in college). Click here for more information on how to access your results.

If you have any issues accessing your grade via eILP, please feel free to contact us at examinations@weston.ac.uk.

As you are aware this year Awarding Bodies asked the college to do the following on your behalf:

  • Submit a Centre Assessed Grades based on evidence of your performance
  • Position you in rank order with other students having the same Centre Assessed Grade submitted

This detailed process was undertaken by your tutors and their managers to ensure accuracy and fair play. The college Quality Team then looked at the overall college submission before it was finally signed off by our Head of Centre. If on results day you are not happy with your result/s then you may have grounds for appeal (which the college must submit on your behalf), the Awarding Body Deadline is the 17th September 2020.

You can only appeal if you think that there has been an error in the process not because you do not agree with the grade awarded The grounds on which you could appeal are:

  1. You think there might have been a mistake when college submitted your Centre Assessed Grade
  2. You think the Exam Board might have made a mistake when calculating your grade
  3. You think your result has been affected by wrongdoing such as bias or discrimination

You cannot appeal because:

  1. You don’t agree with the Centre Assessed Grade given by the college
  2. You don’t agree with the statistical standardisation model used by the Exam Board

If you believe that you would have gained a better grade had, you sat the exam or would like to improve your grade then there is an Autumn Exam series (2 – 23 Nov 2020) opportunity. The Awarding Body deadline for entry is 4 October 2020.

Please speak to College Exams and Assessment Services 01934 411411 ext. 1377 or email examinations@weston.ac.uk who will help you determine if you have a basis for appeal. You must remember that grades can go up, down or stay the same.

Should you wish to appeal the decision reached by Exams you can ask to be referred to the Quality Team.

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