Results Day 2020

Results Day 2020

July 28th 2020

Results days are still going ahead on the planned release date of:

  • AS/A Level Thursday 13th August
  • GCSE Thursday 20th August

However, due to the current social distancing guidelines set by the Government, results day this year this will look different from previous years and you will not be able to come into school to collect your results.

This year your exam results will be released to students at 8.00am on Go 4 Schools. You must check that you can log into Go 4 Schools before results day.

  • Indicative CAG – this is the centre assessed grade that your teacher submitted to the exam board.  This is not your final grade, but if this is higher than your actual grade, most colleges/sixth form providers have stated that they will consider this grade during enrolment. Centres are able to make this grade available to you only once results have been published.
  • Actual Grade – this is the actual grade that will appear on your statement of results.  This has been decided using the CAG your teacher submitted and a statistical model which has been applied to all students across the country.

The printed statement of your results will be posted home to you on Thursday 20th August so will arrive at your home a few days later. It has also been announced that an exam series in the autumn term will go ahead in order to provide an opportunity to sit an exam, should you be disappointed with any grade achieved this summer.

Once you receive your results via Go 4 Schools you can then contact your college/sixth form/university to start your enrolment process.

Accessing your exam results: guidance for students

  1. Visit Go4Schools student login page: https://www.go4schools.com/students/Login.aspx?rurl=https%3a%2f%2fwww.go4schools.com%2fstudents%2fdefault.aspx%3fnla%3d0. Use your school email address and existing Go4Schools password.
  2. If you need to create an account please visit the Go4Schools website and log on as a first time user with your school email address or reset password if you need to.  (You reset password link will be sent to your school email address).

Please click here for a link to the Trust’s Accessing your Exam Results guide.

How are my Grades awarded?

After the cancellation of examinations centres were asked to make their best assessment of what grade the student would be most likely to receive and to place candidates in rank order. The purpose of this ranking was to allow adjustments to take place to ensure the distribution of grades at a national level was similar to previous years.

The grades that we submitted (Indicative CAGs) were our best assessment of what you would have achieved if you had taken exams, using a range of available evidence and previous assessment data. However, the exam boards then applied a ‘standardisation model’ so that the distribution of grades awarded this year is consistent with those awarded in other years at a national level, and this process inevitably results in some centre-assessed grades being adjusted.

This process is aimed at ensuring fairness and consistency between students in different years and in different schools and colleges so that, for example, it does not result in more students nationally being awarded higher grades this year when compared to cohorts in previous years. It is done to ensure that this year’s grades are as valid as in any other year.

However, we understand it may feel confusing and unfair to you where there is a difference between a centre-assessed grade and the final grade awarded (Actual) by the exam board. We can reassure you that your teachers approached the task of assessing grades with the utmost diligence, and that they felt the grades submitted were a fair and accurate reflection. The final grades awarded by the exam boards are the product of a nationally applied process, aimed at ensuring that your grades are consistent with those of students in other years, and therefore have equal value.

This has been a difficult and anxious time for many students as a result of the disruption caused by the coronavirus pandemic. If you would like any further support or information about resit opportunities please do get in touch to make an appointment with a member of staff.

Ofqual published this helpful video recently to explain the process that has taken place for awarding grades this year: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fRTyGmUJIrw

Autumn Exam Series

You have the opportunity to resit your results in the Autumn. The resit exam windows are as follows:

AS/A Levels Mon 5th  October – Fri 23rd October

GCSE Mon 2nd November – Mon 23rd November

For GCSE and AS students, we advise that you contact your (new) Sixth Form/College directly to request to resit any exams you wish to. Whilst we can and will support you at The Nottingham Emmanuel School, it might be in your best interests to resit at your new provision if you are moving on to study elsewhere, where you will be studying daily and settled in by then.

A Level students wishing to resit exams should register their wish to do so with the Exams Officer. This is a big decision as any additional revision and resits could distract you from your new courses of study, so please think carefully about whether this is the right decision for you.

For any queries related to your results, resits or appeals, please contact us at:

nes-exams@emmanuel.nottingham.sch.uk

If you’d like to talk to someone for further guidance or support about your next steps, please make an appointment to talk to a member of staff by phone call or at a face to face meeting by calling 0115 977 5380.

My Next Steps

Despite exams being cancelled, this marks the end of for formal secondary education and this should be celebrated.  Take time with your family and enjoy witnessing the culmination of your growth over the last five years, and consider your exciting futures ahead. 

We hope that upon receipt of your results this will be a time for celebration and that they reflect your true ability and work ethic over the last two years. We also recognise that in such an unprecedented landscape you may have questions in relation to your next steps. We have therefore put rigorous safety procedures in place to allow us to offer our students appointments to talk through results on the day.

Year 11 Results Support – 20th August

A member of the NES staff team will call you using the parent contact number on the school system. Please check that this number is still the best one to contact you on and if it isn’t, please email the admin team (NES-AdminStudentServices@emmanuel.nottingham.sch.uk) to update your contact number. During the phone call, the staff member will talk through your results with you and can answer any questions you may have.

If you have not applied to join Nottingham Emmanuel Sixth Form then the member of staff will check that you have confirmed plans for next year and will be able to offer any advice or support you need to ensure you are fully prepared for your next steps.

This phone call should take place between 9am – 1pm on Thursday 20th August. If you have not heard from a member of staff by this point then please email Mr Saunders on JSA@emmanuel.nottingham.sch.uk

Year 12 Results Support – 13th August

A member of the Sixth Form team will call you using the contact number on the school system. Please check that this number is still the best one to contact you on and if it isn’t, please email P16@emmanuel.nottingham.sch.uk to update your contact number. During the phone call, the member of staff will talk through your results with you and can answer any questions you may have. This phone call should take place between 9am – 4pm on Thursday 13th August. If you have not heard from a member of the Sixth Form team by this point then please email us on P16@emmanuel.nottingham.sch.uk

Year 13

You must ensure that you attend you appointment at the time stated as timings have been scheduled to ensure minimum crossover with other Year 13 students. Further details regarding how to conduct yourself safely and in line with our risk assessments are below.

When you arrive please go to the main school gates and ring the buzzer. A member of staff will then come and collect you and take you down to the Sixth Form team meeting area.

Safety information for attending the Year 13 results day meetings:

  • Do not enter the site if you or someone in your household has experienced symptoms of covid-19 within the last 7 days
  • No parking on site – including for parents
  • Students may attend with one family member
  • Students and parents may wear masks/gloves but must still sanitise on entry
  • A distance of 2metres must be maintained at all times (including when waiting for your appointment)
  • Parents and students should sanitise before leaving
  • You will be escorted to the exit by a member of staff
  • You must exit the site immediately

Careers and additional support

Academy Careers Advisor telephone appointments can be made by emailing them directly and explaining your query careers@archwaytrust.co.uk

If you wish to talk to somebody other than a parent or teacher about your exam results then please visit https://youngminds.org.uk/find-help/your-guide-to-support/need-to-talk/ where there are links to organisations that may be able to help you.

You can also contact Futures and speak to a careers advisor if you need any further advice. They can be contacted on 0800 085 8520 or visit their website www.futuresforyou.com

Sixth Form Enrolment

If you have applied to join the Nottingham Emmanuel Sixth Form then during the phone call, the member of staff will also complete your Sixth Form enrolment. You will be asked to confirm some important details from your application, have your GCSE grades verified and discuss your course choices. This is your opportunity to receive guidance on course choices and have any questions answered.

We recommend you have a copy of the Nottingham Emmanuel Sixth Form prospectus to hand when completing your telephone enrolment. If you do not have a hard copy at home then you can find an online version at https://emmanuelsixthform.com/curriculumpathways/courses/

At the end of your phone call the Sixth Form enrolment team member will confirm that you are now enrolled onto your selected courses and your journey at Nottingham Emmanuel Sixth Form can begin!

Sixth Form Induction and the Start of Term

On Thursday 3rd September, we will be holding a Year 12 induction day. The day will be an opportunity for you to meet the Sixth Form team and to spend some time getting to know your tutor and tutor group and the other students in your year. You will learn about the array of enrichment opportunities that we offer via our links with national and international organisations and indeed how we may be able to financially support you throughout your studies. You should arrive at Main Reception for 8.45am where a member of the Sixth Form team will be there to greet you. There will then be a series of sessions with both the Sixth Form team and your tutor that will introduce you to Sixth Form life. The morning session will finish at 12.10pm. At this point you are free to leave however, from 1.10pm-3.10pm, we will be holding an optional drop in Q&A session with the Sixth Form team and subject teachers. You are welcome to come and ask any questions you may have, talk to subject teachers about course choices, find out about the EPQ qualification or find out more about the wider opportunities available in Sixth Form. Lunch is not provided so if you would like to stay for the afternoon session, please bring refreshments along with you. Please be advised that our rigorous safety procedures will be adhered to at all times. Dress code for the day is casual so jeans and trainers are permitted.

Term will begin on Monday 7th September. You should arrive in Main Reception by 8.15am (dress code is outlined in the Sixth Form handbook). You will spend tutor period and periods 1-2 with the Sixth Form team and your tutor group and then lessons will begin period 3.

Sixth Form Handbook

For detailed guidance on all matters to do with Sixth Form, for example, timings of the day, dress code, what you need to buy etc, please refer to the Sixth Form Parent and Student Handbook. This can be found here:

https://emmanuelsixthform.com/students/sixth-form-handbook/

Sixth Form Transition Work

The Sixth Form team are so looking forward to warmly welcoming you into our Sixth Form and to supporting you in achieving your aspirations. If you haven’t already accessed the transition materials that we wrote to you about please do have a look at our Summer Activities booklet on the following page of the website: https://emmanuelsixthform.com/students/summer-activities/

Enrolment at other sites: All sites will plan their enrolment onto further education separately and differently.  Contact your chosen course provider to find out how to enrol at your chosen place of study.

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