Many congratulations to all our students who have achieved their GCSE in English and/or maths or improved their grades, well done! We’re thrilled that the number of students who have achieved a grade 4 or above has significantly increased from the previous year and we’re celebrating this fabulous news with our amazing students and staff. This means more students being able to progress to their chosen programme of study or into an apprenticeship, and more students getting a step closer to a successful career.
Kirklees College is delighted and very proud to have been able to support thousands of students on this journey and are “powering up” to welcoming our students back and discussing their next steps. We have an exciting range of programmes to unlock your potential and open up your opportunities, see you very soon!
Important Message for Students
Kirklees College is celebrating the recent government announcement that GCSE, AS and A Level students will receive their Centre Assessed Grades or Moderated Grades this year. The proposal to use grades awarded following the Ofqual process for standardisation has been abandoned. We welcome this as we believe it would have disadvantaged many of our learners and potentially put their future plans at risk.
We wish our students the best of luck with their GCSE results on Thursday 20 August and look forward to discussing their future options with them. Under very difficult circumstances, our students have worked extremely hard this year to further develop their knowledge and skills, supported by an amazing and highly dedicated team of teachers and support staff.
We are very proud of our students’ achievements and want to reassure them that regardless of their results this week, we are ready to have a conversation with them about their next steps. Kirklees College offers an exciting range of programmes in most subject areas with state-of-the-art facilities and outstanding support for our learners. Whether students are interested in progressing with their studies, preparing for employment or completing an apprenticeship, we are here to support them on that journey.
For more information on results, students should check Pro Portal.
Vice Principal Curriculum, Performance and Innovation
BTEC Students Only
Schools and colleges have been asked by Pearson, the awarding
organisation for BTEC qualifications, not to issue results for BTEC Level 1 and 2 on Thursday 20 August as originally planned. These results will now be regraded due to the ongoing national situation regarding GCSE and A-Levels. No student grades will go down as part of this review.
We appreciate this will cause additional uncertainty for
students and we are sorry about this. Pearson’s priority is to ensure fair outcomes for BTEC students and that no BTEC student is disadvantaged.
We want to assure you that we are working with Pearson to have these results issued as soon as possible. No release date has been provided at this stage and we will continue to communicate regularly with you and keep you updated.
Accessing your results
Once your certificate is ready to collect, you will be sent a collection slot by email to tell you what day and time you can come and collect your certificate.
If you are not able to collect it, another message will go out in 3 month’s time.
Certificates will be retained for 18 months for this year, so you have a longer duration of time to collect them
Results will be coming out throughout August – September and will be shared with you, but here are some key dates:
- Thursday 13th August 2020 – BTEC Level 3 qualifications with exams and Rockschool qualifications.
- Thursday 20th August 2020 – GCSE Maths, English and Biology, BTEC Level 2 qualifications with exams & Functional Skills Level 1 and 2.
- Friday 21st August 2020 and onwards – All other exam boards and qualifications
Understanding your results
Due to Covid-19 and the lockdown of colleges and schools many qualifications have had to be assessed in an entirely different way compared to previous years. The process for each qualification was established to provide a fair and appropriate final result for all students across the country.
You may have now received your final results for the qualifications you enrolled to at Kirklees College and you may have some enquiries or concerns over the results you have received. Please take the time to watch, read and understand the below provided by Ofqual as this will make it clear how your results have been calculated.
If you have any further queries, would like to be provided with your calculated assessment grades for your qualifications, or wish to speak to someone further regarding your final results please contact the college on 01484 437000 and we will put you through the relevant team. Alternatively, please email firstname.lastname@example.org, in the email please provide the following information:
- Your full name,
- Enrolment number,
- Date of birth,
- Contact details and
- What your enquiry is regarding
Please note: an enquiry can take up to a maximum of 3 working days to gain a response, please expect a staff member of the college to contact you directly via your phone details to discuss the enquiry.
Otherwise you can directly contact your curriculum tutors and/or managers to help support you on your enquiry.
Resit and Appeal Process
If you are unhappy with your results it is important to speak to your tutors and/or curriculum managers first to understand why you have received the results you have received. You can do this directly with your tutors or managers of your curriculum or contact the college via email@example.com. See the above information on ‘Understanding Your Results’.
Firstly, if you feel you would have performed better than the final grades you have received you have the option to resit in the Autumn or during exam periods in 2021. Secondly, if you believe there has been a mistake or a wrongdoing in the calculation process either by the college or the exam board/awarding organisation you can request to appeal.
If you wish to apply to re-sit your maths or English GCSE you must submit a request to firstname.lastname@example.org by 25/9/20.
This should include:
- Subject – Resit Exam
- Your college ID
- Your name and date of birth
- Details of the exam you wish to resit
In order for your request to be considered you must:
- Complete a full diagnostic assessment by 25/09/20
- Maintain the expected levels of punctuality and attendance where relevant
- Complete additional revision materials
Please also note that due to time limitation set by the examination boards, approved access arrangements may not be available.
Where a November re-sit is not determined the most suitable pathway, further information, advice and guidance will be available from your teacher.
No. The grade you have received is either the highest of a Centre Assessed Grade or a grade that has been moderated and adjusted by Ofqual (The Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation).
Following Ofqual guidance, all grades had to go through a moderation and standardisation process to make sure they were in line with college and national grades from previous years.
Please also see above How Your Results have been Calculated
Your target grade is the grade you were aiming to achieve, not your predicted grade. Your target grade will always be at least one grade above the grade you started with at the beginning of the year.
Following Ofqual guidance, teachers and centres could not share predicted grades with students, parents or anyone outside of the organisation.
There will be resit opportunities in 2020/2021.
If you are a returning learner, you will complete a Diagnostic Assessment at the start of your Maths/English class as part of your GCSE course. This will be marked and graded to indicate your current working level.
You will then have a conversation with your tutor where they will discuss /offer guidance about which resit route to take. There are resit opportunities in November, January and June.
Once you are entered for a resit, you will be expected to attend your main Maths/English class as per your timetable well as additional re-sit classes. The dates and times of these will be confirmed in September.
If you would like to request a resit, please email email@example.com with your details and the details of the qualification you would like to resit.
No. All judgements made when providing Centre Assessed Grades had to be based on evidence available, and work completed before 20th March, 2020.
- You cannot challenge your school or college under the appeals process on the centre assessment grades it submitted. Any appeal would have to be undertaken by someone better placed than your teachers to judge your likely grade if exams had taken place. In the unique circumstances of this summer, Ofqual do not believe there is such a person.
- You cannot appeal because your mock result was higher than the grade you were awarded. Your mock grade will have been taken into account in determining your Centre Assessment Grade. You will either receive your Centre Assessment Grade or your Ofqual calculated grade (whichever is higher).
- You can ask your school or college to check whether it made an administrative error when submitting information to the exam board. Administrative errors might include, for example, mixing up 2 students with similar names, or accidentally copying across the wrong data, but do not relate to the professional judgements of centres in assigning Centre Assessed Grades.
- You can appeal where there is evidence of bias, discrimination or other factors that the college did not behave with care and integrity when determining the Centre Assessment Grade.
Before you submit a request for an appeal, please take the time to carefully read the guidance on the college website regarding appeals. https://www.kirkleescollege.ac.uk/results2020/.
We would also strongly recommend you speak to your subject teacher.