Year 13 Results Day | Thursday 13th August
The staff at Bloxwich Academy are looking forward to seeing you on Year 13 Results Day.
Please read the information below carefully so that you understand what you will need to do to collect your results.
- Results will be distributed from the Main Hall. You will enter the school via the entrance to the main reception.
- The academy will be open for you to collect your results between 8.45am and 12.00pm
- There will be a one-way system in place as you collect your results. There will be other safety measures in place too, for example, we will provide hand sanitiser as you enter.
- You are each permitted to bring one adult along with you to collect your results. Please do not bring more than this so that we can maintain social distancing. You are of course welcome to collect your results on your own.
- If you would rather your results be sent to you electronically, please email email@example.com to let us know. Your results will then be sent to your school email address on Results Day.
- If you are feeling unwell, displaying symptoms of Covid-19 or are self-isolating, you should not attend Results Day. In this event, please inform us so that we can send your results to you.
- If you ask a parent, guardian or another responsible adult to collect your results for you, they must bring a note that is signed by you that gives your consent. We cannot release the results otherwise.
Year 11 Results Day | Thursday 20th August
The staff at Bloxwich Academy are looking forward to seeing pupils on Year 11 Results Day.
Please read the information below regarding the process of collecting results.
- Results will be distributed from the Main Hall. Pupils will enter the Academy via the entrance to the main reception on Leamore Lane.
- All pupils will be allocated a timeslot for when they can collect their results. These timeslots will be communicated via text message. If you have changed contact details during lockdown, please provide an update by contacting us.
- There will be a one-way system in place as pupils collect their results. There will be other safety measures in place too, for example, we will provide hand sanitiser upon entry.
- Pupils are permitted to have one adult accompanying them whilst collecting result.
- If pupils would prefer their results electronically, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm this process. Results will then be sent to pupil school email addresses on Results Day.
- If you are feeling unwell, displaying symptoms of Covid-19 or are self-isolating, you should not attend Results Day. In this event, please inform us so we can arrange for the results to be sent.
- Pupils wishing either a parent, guardian or another responsible adult to collect their results must bring a note that is signed by the pupil that gives consent. We cannot release the results otherwise.
How did we decide on grades?
All schools across the country have followed the process laid out by the government for awarding Centre Assessment Grades. This process is explained in this video created by Ofqual, the organisation which regulates exams:
We are very confident we have assessed you with a high degree of accuracy. We undertook a lengthy, rigorous process with every Year 11 teacher participating in a series of meetings. Every grade was decided by whole teams, not individual teachers.
During these grading meetings, we used all available forms of evidence for every single grade, including mock exams, classwork, homework, coursework, prior attainment (how you had performed in previous years) as well as current effort. All grade decisions were rooted in evidence to eliminate any potential bias.
Over a period of several weeks, every grade was discussed multiple times, as part of a rigorous quality assurance process. Only when we were confident that we had graded everyone accurately did we send the grades to the exam boards.
Very important: the grades we submitted for you will not necessarily be the grades you receive on results day. That is because the exam board’s job is to make sure that the grades this year are consistent with those awarded to other pupils in previous years. That means there should be broadly the same proportion of pupils achieving the same grade in each subject as there were in previous years.
For instance, in 2019, 67% of pupils across the country achieved GCSE Grade 4 in English. This year, roughly the same proportion of pupils across the country will achieve GCSE Grade 4 in English, even if schools submitted lots more Grade 4s.
Similarly, around 76% of A level grades are grade C every year. Therefore, roughly the same proportion will be a grade C this year, whatever schools submitted.
It is being widely reported that the grades submitted by schools across the country are significantly higher than in previous years:
This will mean that some grades will change. “Insiders” say this could affect around 40% of grades.
Here is a video from Ofqual with more details about how they are making grades consistent with previous years: