Y13 Results and AppealsBack
Dear Year 13 Students, Parents and Carers,
We would like to clarify the arrangements for student receiving results this year:
On Tuesday 10th August, students will receive their results by email to their school email address. It is essential that students make sure they can access their school email account in advance. Should any students have an issue accessing their school email account they must contact us by 20th July at the latest; we will not be able to help with email access issues on results day itself. These results will be sent out between 8:30 and midday.
If students or parents have any queries about the results received, we would ask that you first read both (a) our guidance previously issued on how subjects will be determining grades and also (b) our formal JCQ Centre Policy. Both of these documents can be found on our exams page on our school website:
Guidance on determination of grades at KS5: Click here
JCQ Centre Policy: Click here
If, following this, you have further queries, then please email both Mr Turze and Mr Griffiths using the details below:
Mr Turze: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mr Griffiths: email@example.com
In your email, please explain your query and provide a contact telephone number. This email must come from the student’s school email address in order that we can respond.
Following any initial enquiries, should any student not be satisfied with the explanation of the grade(s) awarded, then they can submit a formal appeal. The paperwork for doing this can also be found on the exam page of the school website: Click here
Please note that OFQUAL guidance is that, during August, the priority is dealing with any grade enquiries related to university applications, with any enquiries not affecting university places being dealt with subsequently, up until mid-September. We will, however, do all we can to deal with Year 13 enquires as fully as possible on Tuesday 10th and Wednesday 11th August. Following these two days, we will then resume dealing with enquiries when the school year resumes in September.
Students who have studied subjects at John of Gaunt:
Students who wish to query the results they have received from subjects studied at John of Gaunt should still email Mr Turze and Mr Griffiths in the first instance. We will then discuss any queries with Mrs Baines, the Head of Sixth Form at John of Gaunt, and any other relevant staff members.
For Sociology, Business Studies, Law, Maths and Psychology, any subsequent appeals will be submitted via Clarendon and will use the same paperwork indicated above.
For History, Computer Science and BTEC Sport, appeals will need to be submitted via John of Gaunt. This is because these subjects involve a coursework element and so, in accordance with JCQ guidelines, all exams-based administration has to be handled by the school in which the subject is taught. I have included a copy of the John of Gaunt appeals process letter alongside ours for reference. However, please be reassured that we will still provide Clarendon students with the required support and guidance in regards to this process, if it becomes necessary.
UCAS / University Applications:
On Results Day, students who do not meet the entry requirements of their firm or insurance offers will be eligible for Clearing. This is a process whereby students apply to universities and courses that still have places available. In 2020, over 70,000 students made use of this service to successfully secure a place on a university course. Although clearing can be an unsettling experience, most students find good alternative options to those they originally selected. Please note that Clearing can also be used by students who have not applied to university and would like to submit a late application. Full details are available here.
Those students who achieve grades higher than their firm UCAS offers on Results Day will also be eligible for UCAS Adjustment. This service allows them to apply for courses with higher entry requirements than those they originally applied for. Full details are available here.
Students who require support with Clearing or Adjustment are welcome to come into school on Results Day, where they can receive the support of the Sixth Form team. Any students who require such support should email Mr Griffiths using the details provided above to arrange a time to arrive at school. All UCAS-based support will be provided in the Adrian Green building.
If you have any questions, please let us know. We wish all students the best of luck with their results and the next steps in their education and thank parents for your support throughout this process.
Mr C. Turze Mr M. Griffiths
Head of School Head of Sixth Form