Exam Support

November 2020 Re-sit Maths and English certificates

We are expecting to receive the November 2020 Re-sit Maths and English certificates in school, in March 2021. We will issue an update once they have arrived and are ready for collection.
Miss Tooms
Exams Officer

Summer 2020 Exam Certificates

Exam certificates are now ready for collection from A block reception between 10am and 2pm, Monday to Friday. If students would like someone else to collect them on their behalf, they should give that person a letter of authorisation or email schooloffice@arnoldhillacademy.co.uk to say who will be collecting. If you as a parent want to collect the certificates please bring some ID of your own.
Any certificates that are not collected by Easter will be posted home by recorded delivery.

Miss Tooms
Examinations Officer

November 2020 resit results for Maths and English

The November 2020 resit results will be sent electronically to students’ email addresses on Thursday 14th January 2021.

Students should NOT come to school to collect them.

Thank you

Miss Tooms
Exams Officer

Examinations Update 19th January 2021

A further update regarding examinations and how grades will be awarded for GCSE, A Level and Vocational qualifications in 2021 can be viewed here.

The consultation on how GCSE, AS, A level and Vocational grades should be awarded in Summer 2021 is available using the links within the letter and is available to parents, students and teachers to read and respond. We would encourage all students and parents to read the consultation and complete the online response form by 29th January 2021.

Update regarding Examinations Summer 2021

The following message was sent to all parents of students in Years 10, 11, 12 and 13, on 6th January 2021.

Dear Parents and Carers

As you may be aware we have recently received a further update regarding examinations due to take place in 2021. It has been announced by the government that all written exams for GCSEs and A Levels will not be going ahead this year as planned with Vocational exams, such as BTecs, carrying on, if schools and colleges decide to continue with them.

We have made the decision at Arnold Hill to continue to offer the planned vocational exams, due to take place in January and February,  for those students that would like to take up the opportunity to complete them. For any student that is not able to do this the following guidance has been provided by Pearson:

  • We will certificate any learner who is unable to take their exams and has enough evidence to receive a certificate that they need for progression.
  • Learners unable to take their assessment this January may be able to take their assessment at a later date. If that is not possible, we will put in place arrangements to ensure no learner is disadvantaged.

Please can you contact Sally Tooms, Examinations Officer, at Sally.Tooms@arnoldhillacademy.co.uk if your child will not be attending their planned examination.

Please can we take this opportunity to stress to all students how important it is that they continue to engage in all remote learning sessions available. The reason for us saying this is that teachers will be asked to take into account all the evidence they of a students work and ability, and your child stilt has several months in which to learn more in their subject and show the quality of their understanding. The Department for Education is currently working with exam boards and OFQUAL to look at options for the replacement of exam results. Ongoing engagement and completion of set work will ensure that schools are able to provide the relevant evidence to support grades once the final process has been agreed.

Simon Lebus, Interim Chief Regulator, OFQUAL, has released the following message to students and parents today. “We know that this is a difficult time for students, their parents and carers, teachers and trainers. Our message to students is this: please continue to engage as fully as you can in your education. That will be online for the majority of students, or face-to-face for those students still going in to their school, college or training provider. This will put you in the best position, whatever arrangements are made for your qualifications. It’s important that teachers and students can focus on the knowledge and skills needed to equip students to progress to the next stage, whatever form that might take – whether to college, an apprenticeship, university or employment.”

We understand that this is a very difficult and confusing time for all students and parents involved in examinations this year. Please be assured that all staff at Arnold Hill Academy will continue their hard work with so that students are not disadvantaged by the changes and will receive a fair and appropriate grade in the summer.

Kind regards

Ella Strawbridge
Assistant Vice Principal

Year 11 Parent Information for Mock Exams

November 2020

Revision Tips and Guidance

 

Exam Information, Timetables and Policies

 

Guide to CATs

For more information about CATs, please see this document.

 

Lost Results/Certificates

If you have lost your results within the last five years we can send you a copy of those results. We cannot help you with certificates; these are only produced by the exam boards and you will need to approach them directly. If your results span a period of five years or more, you must contact the exam boards directly.

If you can no longer remember which exam board your subjects were with, you should check whether a friend from school has their results, and ask them who their subjects were with as we do not hold that information. Follow this guideline here: https://www.gov.uk/replacement-exam-certificate/if-your-old-exam-board-no-longer-exists

Once you know which boards to contact then please follow the links below:

 

Please remember this is not a free service and each exam board will charge you for obtaining this information.

Miss Tooms

(Exams Officer)