Awarding grades and qualifications in summer 2020

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Summer 2020 Results

We hope you’re ready to have an amazing summer. After the unprecedented year we’ve been having, we feel it’s important for you to take some time and relax. Most teaching staff are now enjoying some well-earned time off over the summer and will return to the college from the 19th August.

If you’re expecting exam or final assessment results this summer, we wanted to make sure you know the date on which you can expect your results.

There are two main results days:

  • Thursday 13th August is the results day for all Level 3 courses, including A/AS Levels, BTECs and other vocational qualifications.
  • Thursday 20th August is the results day for GCSE courses and any other qualifications which are Entry Level, Level 1 or Level 2.

To make sure you get your results as swiftly as possible, we have decided to release them online on these dates. Don’t worry – we will still be here to support anyone that needs to come in or have an online chat about their options.  

In order to access your results, you’ll have to log on to your My eILP.

 through the College Student Hub. We would highly recommend that you check your password before results day to ensure you have access.

We would also recommend that you check your contact details, within your My eILP, including your phone number, as we may need to contact you via text. Remember, when you receive your results, our specialist teams are there to support you with your next steps. We’ll contact you with more support options closer to results days.

Awarding Grades

All exams due to take place in summer 2020 have been cancelled by the government as part of the national effort to reduce the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19). 

However, qualifications and grades will still be awarded this year. Ofqual have now released their guidance on their system to award learners the fairest grade possible in this unprecedented situation.  

For this summer’s awards, schools and colleges are being asked to provide centre assessment grades for their students. These should be fair, objective and carefully considered judgements of the grades schools and colleges believe their students would have been most likely to achieve if they had sat their exams, and will take into account the full range of available evidence. 

The government have also promised an extra exam window in the 2020/21 academic year, so that anyone wishing to take the exams will be given an opportunity to do so as soon as it is safe. 

We want to assure you that Exeter College will make sure our students are treated fairly by this process. The mention of practice examinations has led to some concern from our learners that they will be automatically awarded their mock grade. This is not the case. Ofqual have assured us that teachers will be have the opportunity to apply their professional judgement using not just previous performance, but, crucially, their knowledge of the individual and how students usually progress in their subject over time. 

We will be asked therefore for a judgement on how a learner would have performed if they had the opportunity to complete the year and continue to improve, not for a snapshot of where they had reached when the disruption began.

The commitment from Ofqual is that they will generate a grade profile that is indistinguishable from those provided in other years. 

We hope that you understand that in order for us to comply with the need for this system to be robust as well as fair, individual teachers cannot be in dialogue with students and parents about this. The best thing that our learners can do at the moment is to continue to engage with their studies through the online distance learning support our teachers are providing. In this manner we hope to best serve them for their skills for their future ambitions. 

View the official Ofqual statement.  

Results Days

If you’re expecting exam or final assessment results this summer, we wanted to make sure you know the date on which you can expect your results.

There are two main results days:

• Thursday 13th August is the results day for all Level 3 courses, including A/AS Levels, BTECs and other vocational qualifications.

• Thursday 20th August is the results day for GCSE courses and any other qualifications which are Entry Level, Level 1 or Level 2.

BTEC Qualifications

Click here for the latest on awarding BTEC qualifications in 2020.