Hello Year 11 and Year 10 early entry mathematicians,
We very much hope that you're all doing well. Below are updates about results day, which is fast approaching:
- Time and Location
- In person and electronic distribution
- Representative collection
- Grade Boundaries
- Hoodies and Prom QR
- Exam Board Information
- ULN Number
Time and Location
Thursday 25th August 2022 - arrive from 9.30am via the tennis court gate and if the weather is good, we will hand out by the Drama Studio, and if bad in the hall.
*Year 10 - early entry mathematicians, please arrive at 10.30am to collect your results.
Results will be published to your school email address (this should be with you about 12pm at the latest). Please do ensure you remember your login details before you leave if you plan to access them this way (please note, they can only be emailed to your official school address, and no other). Your official certificates will be presented after they have been received by Noadswood from the examination boards - we are likely to hold this around May as it makes a really nice occasion to see everyone again after some time has passed. We'll get this information out to your parent / carer email address and via social media closer to the time.
**Year 10 - early entry mathematicians, your results will be uploaded to Arbor by around 12pm too.
***If you cannot collect in person, you can send a representative with a letter signed by you and they must bring ID confirming who they are.
You might have some questions about your next steps only Results Day in terms of college / apprenticeships / work - Year Leaders, Mr Lewis and members of staff will be around to provide advice and care in what has been such an exceptional year for you all...
All students have the right to appeal, and the JCQ guidance link is here: JCQ Appeals 2022. If you, as a student, wish to make an appeal, please contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org and we will inform you of the process and next steps. Where appeals are made by Noadswood, we will seek student’s authorisation to proceed, and these are managed on the students' behalf with all costs covered by Noadswood.
It is important that you are aware that the outcome of any appeal may make the mark lower, higher than or stay the same as that originally awarded and there are costs involved with the appeals process. Noadswood Team Leaders will look closely at results, as well as the published grade boundaries and will be able to give their professional opinion for any appeal submitted.
We very much hope that the results you'll receive will reflect the hard work that you have put in over the five years of study. If you do have concerns that your grades are not at the level to allow you to study the course at the college or apprenticeship you were planning, do not panic! Staff will be around to support you and offer guidance about what you can do, suggesting the next steps to take. We will also remain available to you, over the summer and into September, to assist where we can.
Hoodies and Prom QR
For those who have ordered leavers hoodies, these will also be available for collection on the day (and from school reception if not collected from 01/09/2022). The Prom QR code will also be in your certificate envelope for access to the digital photos.
Exam Board Information
Thursday 25th August 2022
On results day, you’ll receive a results slip that will show your provisional results. All results are provisional (pending any post-results services outcomes that you may have applied for) until you receive your results certificate.
Grades and grade boundaries
All GCSEs are now graded 9 – 1, with 9 being the highest grade.
All exam boards set grade boundaries. Grade boundaries are the minimum mark needed to achieve a certain grade. They are set after the exams have taken place and all the marking is complete. Grade boundaries are published on board websites.
Arrangements for exams and assessments were a little different this year from other years when exams went ahead, to take account of the disruption to education caused by the pandemic. Please do take a look at the Ofqual guide that explains the support that was put in place, including more generous grading of exams to provide a safety net for students.
What if I'm not happy with my results?
If you’re not happy with some of the results you’ve received, the first thing you need to do is talk to your teacher or your exams officer. They’ll be best placed to help you and decide what the next step is.
How can my school help me?
Your school or college could request to see a copy of your exam script, with your written permission. They may also apply for a review of marking or moderation on your behalf.
- A review of marking or moderation can only be requested by your school or college, not by individual candidates or parents. The only exception to this is private candidates.
- There may be a fee charged for the service requested, but whether this fee is passed on to candidates depends on your school or college, so please speak to them.
- There are different deadlines for applications and reviews of marking.
Once you’ve received the outcome of the review, if you’re still not happy with your results, please speak to your school so they can talk you through the options available to you, which may include the appeals process. Alternatively, for GCSE English Language and GCSE Maths, you could decide to do a resit in the November 2022 exam series.
Exam boards will send certificates to the school where you sat your exams, about 10 weeks after results day. Your certificate will show your final, confirmed results. Once you’ve collected your certificate, do take a good look at it to ensure that your details are correct, e.g. your name is spelled correctly, and it has your correct date of birth. Should you need to make any changes, please talk to your school who will return your certificate to us for amendment and re-issue.
Remember, this is an important document that you will need to keep in a safe place. You’ll need it to confirm your results with future employers and/or further education. If you lose your certificate we offer a replacement service, but you will be charged for this service.
Further information and help
Unique Learning Number
Your ULN (Unique Learning Number) is a unique 10-digit number, designed to work with your Personal Learning Record (PLR) which helps give proof of your learning achievements from aged 16 onwards. It collects all your learning achievements, including GCSE's, A Levels, BTEC Awards, qualifications, and work-based learning into one place. This number is indicated on your results, and it is important you make note of it.
With all best wishes,
Kathryn Marshall and the Noadswood Leadership Team