Bradford Academy Results Day 2019/2020

Due to COVID-19 we cannot have the results day as we would normally on site at the Academy. Therefore as per correspondence your results will be e-mailed to you. If you have forgotten your login details please e-mail itsupport@bradfordacademy.co.uk

P16 Results day will take place on Thursday 13th August 2020

Year 11 Results day will take place on Thursday 20th August 2020

If you are an external student please upload of copy of your results here:

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Click this link for a useful Student guide to Post-16 qualifications results Summer 2020

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/904344/Student_Guide_Summer_2020_20200728_1233_-_access.pdf

Sadly as we will not be able to see you receive your results this year we would love for you to send us a results day selfie. If you could it would be great if you can upload the image here for us to make a collage and then also tweet it to @bradfordacademy #BAvirtualresultsday2020

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Year 11 Leaver’s Video

Please click on the link below to see some special messages and a video created for you by Academy Staff.

GCSE Results Day Changes – Thursday 20th August 2020

Dear Students/Parents/Carers,

I am writing to you about the announcement made by the government and Ofqual on 17th August with regards to exam and qualification results this year. I wish to explain what that means for you and your results, and what to expect over the next few days.

The Secretary of State announced yesterday that students will receive both their Centre Assessed Grades (CAGs) and their Calculated Grades for GCSEs and A Levels, and they would keep the higher of the two. This is also the case for OCR Cambridge Technicals. (For BTECs, the exam board Pearson are reviewing each grade that was moderated down and will re-send grades that need to be amended).

Centre Assessed Grades (CAGs) – submitted by school to the exam boards in June.

These are grades that have been generated by the school. In line with Ofqual guidance the teachers at Bradford Academy worked hard to consider all of the evidence they had about a student’s performance to generate these grades. This included mock exams, classwork, coursework and historical results and patterns in the subject in our school. These were then checked and moderated internally to ensure consistency and accuracy across the subject and the school. CAGs took many hours to generate and we believe they are fair reflection of what students would have achieved if they had been able to sit their actual exams.

Although they were not used in the end, we also ranked the students in each grade category to indicate which students we believe were the most secure within that grade, and those which may have been on the cusp of a grade higher or lower.

Calculated Grades – created by exam boards and Ofqual, to be received by schools on results day.

After submitting our CAGs and ranks to the exam boards, they were placed into a statistical model which was designed to ensure standardisation nationally. This would then decide if we had been too generous or not generous enough with our grading and generate new ‘Calculated Grades’. However, this system was flawed and created many highly unexpected results for A level students and this is the reason for the change in approach. Although for us, many of the CAGs will be the same as the calculated grades, for some students it will be higher or lower.

STUDENTS WILL RECEIVE THE HIGHER OF THESE TWO GRADES AS THEIR FINAL RESULT.

Appeals

Ofqual have indicated that students cannot challenge their individual CAGs this year, as any appeal would have to be undertaken by someone better placed than their teachers to judge a student’s likely grade if assessments had taken place. In the unique circumstances of this summer, Ofqual do not believe there is any such person. The Ofqual appeals guidance does not currently provide an opportunity for students to appeal directly to the exam board if they simply disagree with the CAGs submitted by schools. In order for school to consider a request for an appeal on a student’s behalf you must provide significant and compelling evidence of bias or discrimination. When a school submits an appeal on a student’s behalf because it believes it has made an error, guidance from JCQ indicates that a grade may increase, decrease or stay the same.

There is still the option for disappointed students to sit exams in the Autumn.

On Thursday we will have a team of people making calls to students and responding to calls and emails to ensure students are as fully supported as they can be for their next steps.

Please visit our Results Day website for up to date information as we get it.

We fully appreciate how difficult this time has been for all of our students and families, and I would like to offer my congratulations to all students who have worked hard and are receiving results this summer.

Yours Sincerely,

Jessica Sutcliffe

Vice Principal – Curriculum and Progress

Twitter @bradfordacademy

We invite you to take a virtual tour of Bradford Academy. Please click on the link below

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLPBygxt2fnHbWEZXEfnSc3qR3mS6f1xvi

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