GSO Test

Examinations

Next steps and support available:

 

I do not have a firm plan for September.  If you are still unsure of your plans (including those of you who missed out on a university course because of moderated grades - even if you accepted an insurance choice or found a place through clearing) please contact your learning community. We will prioritise seeing you to offer support in helping you secure your next steps.
I think I would have done better than these grades if I had been able to take exams. 

You have an opportunity to take exams in the autumn, but must register for these by the start of September. 


It is worth being aware of the following:

  • For any course with a non-examined assessment, this component will not be factored into the grade at this point and you will be assessed solely on examination performance. 

  • If you do decide to take exams, we will cover the cost of these for the autumn season.

  • If you decide you would prefer to give yourself extra preparation time and sit exams next summer, you will be able to do this, but will need to enter as a private candidate and we will not be able to cover the cost of this.  

  • If the grade you achieve in an exam is lower than your centre assessed grade, you can keep the higher mark. 

  • You can direct any exam-related questions to exams@cotham.bristol.sch.uk or exams@redlandgreen.bristol.sch.uk 


To register for autumn exams, please click on the link below.

I would like to know what my options are to appeal these grades. 

Ofqual have stated that: 


“You cannot challenge your school or college under the appeals process on the centre assessment grade(s) it submitted. Any appeal would have to be undertaken by someone better placed than your teachers to judge your likely grade if exams had taken place – in the unique circumstances of this summer, we do not believe there is such a person.”


However, there are limited factors which would be considered for an appeal; please read this document carefully for further information. If you then feel you have grounds to pursue an appeal, please call us and make an appointment to discuss this. 

 

 

 

Privacy Notice - Examinations

The school is required to transfer relevant personal data (for example name, date of birth, gender, recorded evidence of performance) and sensitive personal data (for example medical report for special consideration request) with examination awarding bodies including Cambridge Assessment International Education. In turn awarding bodies may be required to provide personal data held to educational agencies such as DfE, WG, DENI, Ofqual, HESA, UCAS, Local Authorities, Learning Records Service (LRS) and Education Funding Agency (EFA) for statistical and policy development purposes.

Relevant personal data together with examination results, outcomes of any post results service requests and appeals may also be shared within the Multi Academy Trust or Post 16 consortium.

 

Privacy Notice

Below you will see what is called, under the Data Protection Act, a Privacy Notice.

You are advised to read its contents so that you are aware of the information held about your child by its School, the Local Authority (LA), the Qualification and Curriculum Authority (QCA), the Department for Education (DfE) and other government agencies.

As parents and carers, there is no requirement to respond to this letter either to your school, or any of the other agencies identified above.

It is advisable for you to retain a copy of the Privacy Notice for future reference. 

Parents and carers with children over the age of 12 are required to share the information contained within this Privacy Notice with them as he or she is deemed to be able to act independently of their parents’ wishes in the area of Data Protection.