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Examination Information

2022 Examinations - Information for Students and Parent

On 7th February 2022 the then Education Secretary, Nadhim Zahawi stated: “Exams are the best and fairest form of assessment, and we firmly intend for them to take place this summer, giving students a fair chance to show what they know.

“We know students have faced challenges during the pandemic, which is why we’ve put fairness for them at the forefront of our plans. The information to help with their revision published today, as well as the range of other adaptations, will make sure they can do themselves justice in their exams this summer.”

In addition to the adaptations, papers will be graded more generously this summer than in a normal exam year, with the assessment watchdog Ofqual setting grade boundaries at a “midway point” between 2021 and when exams were last sat in 2019.

Jo Saxton, Ofqual’s chief regulator, said that the “generous approach to grading” would provide a “safety-net” for students. 

 

Results Days 2022

A-Level and Level 3 Results

  • A-Level and Level 3 results will be available for collection in person via the main school reception from 8.30am on Thursday 18th August. In addition, results will be provided electronically to students via Edulink One and their school email account. These will be released from 8.00am.

GCSE Results

  • GCSE results will be available for collection in person from the Spinney Hill Theatre from 8.30am on Thursday 25th August. In addition, results will be provided electronically to students via Edulink One and their school email account. These will be released from 8.00am.

Sixth Form Enrolment

  • When you receive your GCSE results you will also receive an email inviting you to enrol online.  
  • Senior staff, including the Director of Sixth Form, will be available in school between 9:00am and 1:00pm to support students and provide guidance around next steps and future plans.

 

Post results service and Appeals

 

The Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ) has now published the process available for any student wishing to appeal their results this summer.

A copy of the JCQ documents can be found below:

JCQ-Appeals-booklet-effective-from-June-2022_FINAL.pdf

Post-Results-Service_June22_FINAL-1.pdf

There is a two-step process in regard to appeals as outlined in the documents above.

 

Stage one - involves a post-results service clerical re-check or a review of marking.

All requests to the post-results service must be received by the awarding body by 29th September 2022. (Please note that for A-Level students the is an additional priority service available. The deadline for this is 25th August 2022) 

A copy of the calendar for the appeals process can be found below.

Stage two - appeals fall into three areas: 

  • An appeal against results
  • An appeal against malpractice decisions
  • An appeal against decisions made in respect of access arrangements, reasonable adjustments and special consideration

Stage One must be completed before a Stage Two appeal will be considered by the awarding body.

It is important to note that both parts of the process, Stage One and Stage Two, must be made by the student through the school. Appeals cannot be made directly to the exam board by an individual.

In the appeal application the student must set out clearly and concisely the grounds for the appeal. When providing their consent to a Stage One or Stage Two appeal a student also confirms that they understand that the outcome of any appeal can result in a grading going down as well as a grade going up. This grade will be final.

Below are the two forms which must both be completed and submitted via email to the exams officer, hbarker@nsg.northants.sch.uk by Tuesday 27th September 2022. 

STUDENT CONSENT FORM

STUDENT APPEAL FORM – Stage One