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A Level Results August 2020

UPDATE 18/08/20

Year 13 students – changes to University placements – revised A level grades

For those students who did not get accepted into the University course of first choice:

If you did not get accepted into your first choice University course, or any University course, it may be that your Centre Assessed Grade, CAG, is now higher than the grades awarded to you by the exam board on 13th August 2020. If the CAG is higher, then this will replace your originally awarded grade. Basically, whichever is the higher of the two; CAG or exam board awarded grade, this will stand as your A level grade.

If your highest grade now meets the requirements of your chosen University course, you should make contact with that University as quickly as possible to see if they can offer you that place again. If they can offer you that place you will be allowed to withdraw from the current University course that you have accepted, but the new offer will be subject to confirmation of the higher grade. The exam boards have said that they will publish these next week so that you can secure your place.

If you do not know your CAG and need it to attempt a change in University placement, then please e-mail and make a request for your CAGs.

Please do not make this request if you do not require your CAG urgently. The exams officer must be able to prioritise those that need to attempt to change their University offer.

As soon as we receive the official revised grades from the exam boards we shall send these to all A level students.

If you need any further support with clearing please e-mail:

I hope you are successful.

Wanda Golinska



Year 13 students and parents.

We appreciate the enormous frustrations experienced by Year 13 students receiving A Level grades this summer.  Ofqual, the exams regulator, who have been responsible for the standardisation of A Level grades, have just made a press announcement where they said that Centre Assessed Grades, CAGs will be used to determine student A Level grades and that last week's results will be replaced by CAGs.

Ofqual have not yet provided schools with any official guidance about the changes to the awarding of A Level grades.  They have also not provided us with any information regarding a revised appeals process.  As soon as we have clear guidance about grade changes and appeals we will post further advice to students.

This means that at the moment we cannot provide accurate guidance about entry to university of further support for clearing via UCAS.

Please look out for further messages from us and reassure your son / daughter that we will be in touch as soon as we can provide answers to their questions.

Wanda Golinska, Headteacher