Summer 2021 Results,
Appeals and Certificates:
Information for Candidates
Following JCQ Guidance on the determination of grades for the summer of 2021 South Gloucestershire and Stroud College (SGS) has submitted teacher assessed grades for candidates enrolled on AS/A level, GCSE, UAL and Pearson qualifications.
Final grades will be issued on results day(s) in August as follows:
- GCE (AS, A Levels) and other Level 3 qualifications: Tuesday August 10th from 8:30am
- GCSE and other Level 1 and 2 qualifications: Thursday August 12th from 8:30am
Final grades will be reported in the same way as in previous years and a summary candidate statement of results and support information will be sent to your collage email account from 8:30am on results day. The College will not divulge provisional teacher assessed grades with candidates or parents/carers before the issue of results and understands that any inappropriate disclosure of teacher assessed grades before the issue of results will be investigated by awarding bodies as potential malpractice.
If you believe an error has been made in determining your grade, you will have a right to appeal. 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 directly to us and we will review whether we:
- Made an administrative error, e.g. they submitted an incorrect grade; they used an incorrect assessment mark when determining your grade.
- Did not apply a procedure correctly, e.g. they did not follow their 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 can request that we share with you the following information on results day:
- Our Centre Policy
- The sources of evidence we used to determine your grade along with any grades/marks associated with them
- Details of any special circumstances that have been considered in determining your grade, e.g. access arrangements, mitigating circumstances such as illness.
We strongly recommend that you talk directly with your teacher before request a stage 1 centre review.
Stage 2: Appeal to The Exam Board
If you still do not think you have the correct grade after the centre review is complete, you can ask us to appeal to the exam board, who will review whether:
- Your teacher made an unreasonable exercise of academic judgement in the choice of evidence from which they determined your grade and/or in the determination of your grade from that evidence.
- The College 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 directly to us and give us 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.
Requests for a stage 1 centre review must be received by the College no later than the 16th of August 2021.
The provisional statement that you receive on results day is not a certificate. At present we expect to receive your official certificates for the June 2021 results, from the awarding bodies, mid-November 2021. We will confirm how certificates are to be issued nearer the time so it is important that you keep your contact details up to date!