Summer 2020 Results and Appeals

For the academic year 2019-2020, exams have been cancelled across England and replaced by Centre Assessed Grades (CAGs). Grades have been determined following national guidance and then returned to exam boards and awarding bodies for national moderation. The role of the College was to provide the Awarding Organisations with an assessment of grades based on the evidence that they have collected from work that was due to be completed by Friday 20 March. Examples of the types of evidence used in reaching the grade include:

  • Results and value‐added indicators for the subject from previous years;
  • Assessments carried out throughout the course;
  • Target grades based on prior attainment;
  • Homework and classwork;
  • Completed or partially completed coursework;
  • Information including attendance, the ability to meet deadlines and other progress measures.

In addition, and equally importantly, teachers provided a rank order within grades so that the most likely students to achieve a particular grade are ranked highest and the least likely ranked lowest. Students who were unable to meet the requirement to hand in work by 20 March were encouraged to complete the work to contribute to the grading process. Where students were unable to complete the work due to emergency changes to working patterns, care arrangements for key workers etc, then teachers made the necessary assessment with no detriment to the student.

Andrew Wren, Furness College’s Principal and Chief Executive in his capacity as Head of Centre, completed and signed an accompanying statement that vouched for the accuracy of the information provided. The College submitted the grading information the exam boards and awarding bodies within the required timescale.

Exam boards and awarding bodies have used a range of information including the students’ previous results and previous college performance to award final grades. A Level and GCSE grades will be issued on 13 and 20 August as planned. Students who are not satisfied with the grade awarded have the right of appeal and can take an examination in autumn 2020 or in Summer 2021.

The College has issued a copy of the Summer 2020 Results and Appeals Process (see below) prior to results day to explain the arrangements for results day, what the College can and cannot disclose to students, and how to appeal against a grade awarded.

See below for important information from the College, exam boards and awarding bodies.

Most important, if your exam results are not as expected then don’t panic. This is an unprecedented situation and we can help you. Please email us or phone to speak to our experienced guidance team who will be able to advise you on your best options and work with you to contact universities and help you to progress to the next step of your career journey. Don’t worry, there is always a way through and Furness College can help you.

Tel: 01229 825017 (Channelside Campus)
Tel: 01229 828377 (Barrow Sixth Form College)

Summer 2020 Results and Appeals Process
Centre Assessed Grade Request Form
Internal Appeals Procedure and Form
Ofqual Process for Awarding GCSEs, AS and A levels Summer 2020
Understanding How BTEC Results are Calculated Summer 2020
Letter from Ofqual

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