As a result of the pandemic a new Appeals process is in place for all students who will receive a Teacher Assessed Grade (TAG) in summer 2021.
Colleges cannot reveal what the Teacher Assessed Grade will be in advance as this will be confirmed by the Exam Boards on 10th August 2021 (A-Levels/Level 3) and 12th August 2021 (GCSEs/Level 1 and Level 2).
Your teacher should have shared with you the key pieces of assessment evidence upon which your TAG will be based. We hope this means there will be no surprises when you receive your grade and therefore no reason for you to appeal.
This summary is for GCSE, AS, A-LEVELS and Vocational and Technical qualifications eg BTECs/ UAL (but not licence to practice vocational qualifications.)
The appeals process is as follows:
If a student feels their grade is wrong, they should speak to the college first to check if there was a mistake in determining or submitting the grade. Students can appeal to the college by emailing:
The Government has said that many exams and assessments cannot be held fairly this year as a result of the disruption students have faced due to the pandemic. Your teachers will instead submit grades to the exam boards, based on their assessment of what you have shown you know and can do, enabling you to progress to the next stage of your education, training, or employment. See below for an overview of the arrangements in place for awarding grades in summer 2021 at the College.
For further information students should speak to their teachers.
Please also see the OFQUAL guide for students Student guide to awarding: summer 2021
AS and A levels
How GCSEs, AS and A levels will be awarded in summer 2021: a summary
How your grade will be determined
AS and A level: 10 August
GCSE: 12 August
VOCATIONAL AND TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS
How vocational and technical qualifications will be awarded in summer 2021: a summary
Qualifications most similar to GCSEs and A levels used for progression to further or higher education. For example, BTECs or UAL qualifications which do not assess occupational skills.
Your results will be:
OTHER QUALIFICATIONS USED FOR PROGRESSION
For example, Functional Skills and ESOL Skills for Life, which do not assess occupational skills
QUALIFICATIONS WHICH ASSESS OCCUPATIONAL SKILLS OR PROFICIENCY
For example, construction, plumbing and electrical qualifications.