Summer 2020 certificates
Certificates are now available for collection from our main reception. Students should bring identification with them when collecting their certificates. If students are unable to collect them in person then someone else can do so on their behalf, provided they have a written, signed statement from the student authorising them to do so.
- It is the student's responsibility to collect their certificates from the end of November after the summer exam period (January for November resit exams)
- All unclaimed certificates will be kept under secure conditions for a minimum of 12 months from the date of issue
- Any unclaimed certificates may be destroyed or returned to the exam boards after retaining them for a minimum of 12 months
- If unclaimed certificates are required after the 12 months, unfortunately the student will need to contact the exam boards direct for a replacement certificate
Consultation - 2021 awarding
On Friday 15 January, the DfE and Ofqual jointly launched consultations on:
- GCSE, AS and A level grade awarding in summer 2021
- Alternative arrangements for the award of VTQs and other general qualifications in 2021
The DfE/Ofqual have confirmed that:
"This consultation is open to anyone who wants to respond but will be of most interest to students who had been expecting to take their GCSE, AS or A level exams this summer, their parents and carers, their teachers, school and college leaders, exams officers and those who use the qualifications to make selection decisions, such as further and higher education institutions and employers."
The consultation will be open for two weeks starting on Friday 15 January and ending on Friday 29 January at 23:45, following which the Secretary of State will:
"set out for Ofqual in a direction the way he wishes students to be assessed by teachers and how he wishes for the teacher’s assessment to determine the student’s grade. Ofqual will have regard to this direction as it puts in place the arrangements through which it will regulate the exam boards who will continue to issue the qualifications."