Due to the current pandemic, all examinations were cancelled earlier this year to ensure the safety of schools, colleges and the wider community. The situation has resulted a confusing and stressful time for many thousands of students.
For A and AS levels, Ofqual, the independent exams watchdog, developed a method for calculating grades which considers how well students were expected to do if exams had gone ahead. The latest news suggests that these grades submitted by teachers, have now been standardised – to ensure that grades are fair and consistent across the country, and in comparison to previous years.
Standardisation draws on multiple evidence sources, including the previous performance of the year’s students and the historic performance at individual schools and colleges, to determine whether the grades submitted by schools and colleges are more severe or generous than expected.
Students receiving their results today will be one step closer to achieving their future career goals and it’s the same for next week’s GCSE recipients but how prepared are they to take the next steps on their career pathway, into the world of work?
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UCAS received A-level results directly, with the option to add a ‘clearing choice’ from 3pm to allow time to investigate all the options.
- UCAS advisers are available from 7.30 am on Thursday 13th August to answer questions from applicants, the number is 0371 4680468.
- Expert advice is also available on Twitter –@ucas_online & Facebook –facebook.com/ucasonline.
- If you don’t get the results you expected (whether higher or lower) and need advice about future options, you might also find it helpful to contact professional careers advisers on the Exam Results Helpline0800 100 900. The line is open from 8.00 am on results day.