Key Dates: Tuesday 10 August and Thursday 12 August 2021
A-Level and BTEC: Tuesday 10 August
Students are welcomed in school from 8.30am in the Library to pick up paper copies of their A-Level results on Tuesday 10 August, including external candidates. These will also be emailed to you from Exams. Results cannot be emailed to anyone else.
Sixth Form staff and SLT will be on site to support you through the clearing process should you need them.
Priority appeals will be handled more quickly than other appeals, where possible before UCAS’s advisory deadline of 8 September. They are open only to A-level students starting university this autumn, who have missed out on the conditions of their firm or insurance offer.
If you decided not to confirm a firm conditional offer and to go through clearing instead, JCQ cannot offer you a priority appeal.
JCQ cannot offer priority appeals for GCSE students, unfortunately.
When making a priority appeal, students will have to include their UCAS number so it can be confirmed that it is a genuine priority appeal.
Should you require information about the appeal process, please see Appeals FAQs here.
GCSE and BTEC: Thursday 12 August
Year 11 students will be welcomed in the Old Hall from 8.30am to pick up paper copies of their GCSE and BTEC results on Thursday 12 August. They will also be emailed to candidates only. Results cannot be emailed to anyone else, including parents.
A one-way system will be in operation and to maintain social distancing, we will welcome you by surname:
- 8.30am - 9.00am Surnames starting A – E
- 9.00am - 9.30am Surnames starting F – J
- 9.30am - 10.00am Surnames starting K – N
- 10.00am – 10.30am Surnames starting O – S
- 10.30am – 11.00am Surnames starting T – Z
Year 10 results will be available for pick up from tutors in September. Results will be emailed to student email addresses only.
Regardless of your results, if you applied to Oxted Sixth Form, an appointment will be automatically booked for using School Cloud (our parents evening appointment booking system) by the end of the summer term. These brief appointments will allow you the opportunity to discuss your Life After Year 11 plans and will take place in and around the Main Hall just after your allocated time, above.
Staff from the Year 11 Team will be on site to support students who need advice on next steps. Sixth Form staff will be available after 11.30am to meet with students who need to complete an application or discuss options not included on their application. Although we will be on site from 8.30am, other booked appointments may mean we are not able to talk in depth to you until these are finished.
If you are unable to attend GCSE Results Day and Sixth Form Enrolment, please contact Mrs L’Estrange at Katharine.LEstrange@oxted.thpt.org.uk to book a call on or around 12 August with the Sixth Form team. No student will be disadvantaged as a result of not attending in person.
Alternate Ways to Receive Results
Regardless of attendance at results day, results will be emailed to students within 24 hours. Please help your child by ensuring they have checked their junk/clutter folder too for any emails from Exams.
If you are unable to attend Sixth Form Enrolment Day, please contact Mrs L’Estrange (Katharine.LEstrange@oxted.thpt.org.uk) to arrange a call to discuss.
Should you wish to nominate a parent/carer/other adult to collect your results, you must sign the form at the bottom of this letter. The nominated adult will need to provide photo ID.
Appeals: All Students
There are two stages to the appeals process:
Stage 1: Centre Review
If you do not think you have been issued with the correct grade, you can appeal to us by emailing email@example.com. We will review whether we:
- made an administrative error, e.g. submitted an incorrect grade; used an incorrect assessment mark when determining your grade
- did not apply a procedure correctly, e.g. did not follow our Centre Policy, did not undertake internal quality assurance, did not take account of access arrangements or mitigating circumstances, such as illness
To help you decide whether to appeal, you should refer to:
- our Centre Policy
- the Evidence for Grading used to determine your grade along with any grades/marks associated with them
- details of any special circumstances that have been taken into account in determining your grade, e.g. access arrangements, mitigating circumstances such as illness (Heads of Subject will have responded to requests for 'Variation of Evidence' - the requestor will have an email from them)
Stage 2: Appeal to the Exam Board
If you still don’t think you have the correct grade after the centre review is complete, you can ask us to appeal to the exam board. The exam board will review whether:
- Oxted made an unreasonable exercise of academic judgement* in the choice of evidence from which we determined your grade and/or in the determination of your grade from that evidence
*A reasonable judgement is one that is supported by evidence. An exercise of judgement will not be unreasonable simply because a student considers that an alternative grade should have been awarded, even if the student puts forward supporting evidence. There may be a difference of opinion without there being an unreasonable exercise of judgement. The reviewer will not remark individual assessments to make fine judgements but will take a holistic approach based on the overall evidence
- Oxted did not apply a procedure correctly, e.g. we did not follow our Centre Policy, did not undertake internal quality assurance, did not take account of access arrangements or mitigating circumstances, such as illness
- the exam board made an administrative error, e.g. they changed your grade during the processing of grades
At both stages of the process you will need to submit your appeal to us and give them your written consent to conduct the appeal or submit it to the exam board on your behalf. It is important to remember that your grade can go down, up or stay the same through either stage of the process.
If you are unable to attend GCSE Results Day and Sixth Form Enrolment, please contact Mrs L’Estrange at Katharine.LEstrange@oxted.thpt.org.uk to book a call on or around Thursday 12 August with the Sixth Form team. No student will be disadvantaged as a result of not attending in person.
If you have not made an application for Sixth Form and now wish to, please contact Mrs L’Estrange (Katharine.LEstrange@oxted.thpt.org.uk) to arrange a call to discuss.
An appointment will be automatically booked for you from 8.30am on GCSE results day if you have applied for Sixth Form. If you are unable to make this appointment or attend on the day, please use the booking system to send a message.
Fill out the form below if you elect an adult to pick up your results. Only an adult with photo ID will be able to do this, and only with the correct form signed.
If you have any questions about this process, please do not hesitate to contact me directly (firstname.lastname@example.org).