Welcome to the exam information section.
Confirmed dates for 2020/2021 are:
- GCSE English & Maths Resit Exams – Mon 2nd Nov to Mon 9th Nov 2020
- Year 13 Trial 1 Exams – Mon 19th Nov to Fri 23rd Nov 2020
- Oxford & Cambridge Admissions tests – Wed 4th Nov & Thurs 5th Nov 2020
- Year 11 Trial 1 Exams – Mon 16th November to Friday 27th November in class
- BTEC/LIBF/WJEC January Exams – 6th January to 18th January 2021
- Year 12 Trial 1 Exams – 19th April to 23rd April 2021
- Year 11 & Year 11 May Assessments (in class) 4th May to 14th May 2021 (mop up 17th may to 28th May 2021)
- Year 10 Exams (in class) – 24th May to 11th June 2021
- Year 7 Exams (in class) 14th June to 18th June 2021
- Year 8 (in class) 21st June to 25th June 2021
- Year 9 (in class) 28th June to 2nd July 2021
Results Summer 2021 – Update (June 2021)
The government has cancelled GCSE/A Level and Vocational external exams this year as they feel they cannot be held fairly as a result of the disruption students have faced due to the pandemic.
Teachers will instead submit grades to the exam boards, based on their assessment of what students have shown they know and can do, enabling progression to the next stage of education, training, or employment.
Following guidance from JCQ (The Joint Qualifications Council) and the examination boards, teachers have been instructed to use a ‘range of evidence’ to justify submission of a holistic judgement of student grade. The evidence selected may be unit tests, mock exams, NEA (coursework, even if unfinished) or ‘substantial’ class or homework produced by the student throughout their course. This will also include the assessments that took place in early May this year.
The objective is to ensure that all students are assigned a fair, reasonable, and carefully considered judgement of their ability. Teachers are not allowed to share judgements with students or parents before results day, indeed, to do so would be deemed ‘malpractice’ by the examination boards and Ofqual.
We have shared with students which pieces of evidence were used to support the Teacher Assessed grades. These have then been subject to internal quality assurance practices, moderation across the Trust and between 18th June ( deadline for submission of TAGS to exam boards) and results days they will be subject to external checks by examination boards, to ensure that judgements are sound based on the evidence given.
Please find below a link to our Centre Policy which explains the process followed by both Knutsford Academy and Cheshire Studio school, in determining grades this summer. Also, please see the OFQUAL student guide for further information.
Results Day 2021
A Level/AS Level & L3 Vocational Tuesday 10th August 2021
GCSE & L1&2 Vocational Thursday 12th August 2021 (plus 6th Form enrolment)
Results will be available for collection from the Bexton Road School Main Hall (please use Bexton Road entrance). This is at specified times organised by student’s last name as detailed below. You must not arrive before your designated time. You will then be guided into the Studio, where staff will be able to answer any queries. We are asking that if students wish to be accompanied by a parent/carer that this is limited to one other person. If you cannot collect your results in person, you can either nominate someone else to collect your results on your behalf, or we can post your results home. Either option must be requested in writing to Mrs Passey, the Exams Officer: (firstname.lastname@example.org) . If you want your results posting, please provide the Exams Office a stamped addressed A5 envelope before 16th July 2021. Results cannot be given out over the telephone or via email in any circumstances.
|A LEVEL & L3 Voc Quals -TUESDAY 10th AUGUST**||GCSE & L1/2 Voc Quals -THURSDAY 12th AUGUST***|
|Time||Last Name (Surname)||Time||Last Name (Surname)|
|08.30 – 09.00||A – G||08.30 – 09.00||A – C|
|09.00 – 09.30||H – M||09.00 – 09.30||D – G|
|09.30 – 10.00||O – Z||09.30 – 10.00||H – K|
|10.00 – 10.30||Year 12||10.00 – 10.30||L – P|
|10.30 – 11.00||Late Arrivals||10.30 – 11.00||Q – S|
|11.00 – 11.30||T – Z|
|11.30 – 12.00||Late Arrivals & Y10 H&S Care|
**Specific A Level & L3 Information for results day
Mrs Kirkham and Miss Hawkins will be in school on Tuesday 10th August to assist students who need guidance and advice about contacting universities and colleges, clearing etc.
***Specific GCSE & L1/2 Information for results day
Following collection of results, members of staff from each faculty area will be in school (in the Studio building) on Thursday 12th August to assist students in enrolling for the courses they have chosen to study in the Sixth Form.
Concerns about your results
When you receive your results, if you think that a grade is incorrect, your first step should be to speak to a member of staff on results day , who will be situated in the Studio, for advice. For further details of the appeals process, see the document below called “Results 2021 – Appeals Process” (under Results 20221 Key Documents & Information).
If you wish to improve your grade, there is a special Autumn 2021 exam series (for GCSE & A Level) and you may request to be entered. Entry deadline will be early September 2021 for A Level and early October 2021 for GCSE. We will provide full details about entries on results day August when we have received more information from the examination boards.
Certificates will be sent to school by the exam boards in November 2021. We will issue them to you once checked, by royal mail signed for delivery (by Mid December 2021), unless you have enrolled into 6th form, in which case certificates will be handout out in person by mid-December. These must be signed for.
Note: certificates cannot be re-issued, and it is your responsibility to keep them safe. If they are lost, you will need to apply direct to the exam boards and they charge a fee for replacement.
Mrs R Passey is Exams Officer for Knutsford Academy & Cheshire Studio School and can be contacted as follows:
OFQUAL and JCQ guide to results 2021, Knutsford Academy & Cheshire Studio School Centre Policy, Appeals Information, Appeals Request forms (Stage 1 and Stage 2)
Results 2021 - Key Documents and Information
Key documents can be found below, including timetables for forthcoming exams and ‘Information for Candidates’ guides which must be read by all students as part of their preparation for exams/controlled assessments etc. When appropriate, other documents relating to results day arrangements and post results services will also be included in the documents below
Exams 2020-2021 - Key Documents and Information
Other useful documents can be found in this section including a document relating to each main area of learning in the school. Each of these documents contains information about the courses/specifications that are delivered and has links to the appropriate examination board webpages.