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Examinations

Examinations are a very important part of your time at St Peter’s School. This section is designed to provide easy access to up-to-date information on examinations. 

2021 Results Information

Information is in the process of being sent to parent/carers of all students expecting results this summer. We appreciate circumstances are different this academic year and therefore if you have any questions please contact our exam office by email. 

Appeals will need to meet defined criteria which relate to either an administrative error; a procedural issue (process error or issues with access arrangements / reasonable adjustments and/or mitigating circumstances) or unreasonable exercise of academic judgement. Please note loss of learning due to Covid is not applicable to the appeals process.

If you request an appeal there are three possible outcomes:

  • Your original grade is lowered, so your final grade will be lower than the original grade you received.
  • Your original grade is confirmed, so there is no change to your grade.
  • Your original grade is raised, so your final grade will be higher than the original grade you received.

Once an appeal has been submitted to the exam board it cannot be withdraw and any outcome will be final, so if your grade has been lowered you will not be able to revert back to the original grade you received on results day.

Please Click Here for our appeals information and forms

To View The Student Guide To Awarding Summer 2021 By Ofqual Click Here

GCSEs, AS and A levels

For GCSEs, AS and A levels, teachers will assess the standard at which you are performing based only on what you have been taught so that your school or college can determine your grade. Teachers’ judgements have been based on a range of evidence relating to the subject content that your teachers have delivered, either in the classroom or via remote learning.

Teachers have used evidence about your performance gathered throughout your course to inform their judgement. Reasonable adjustments have been considered if you have a disability.

For GCSE, AS and A level art and design, your grade will be based on your portfolio only, whether or not you have finished it. And for GCSE English language, GCSE modern foreign languages and A level sciences (biology, chemistry, physics and geology), your school or college have submitted a separate grade or result for the spoken language or practical skills tested, based on work that you have completed.

Applied generals, including BTECs

If you are studying for a qualification that is similar to, or taken alongside GCSEs or A levels, then you will be eligible for a teacher assessed grade. Your teacher or lecturer has made an informed judgement on the grade you will receive using a variety of evidence, such as performance of tasks or assessments that was completed. These qualifications will be awarded to you, even if your teachers or lecturers have incomplete assessment evidence for you.

Deadline for appeals for NEA marks:

Details for summer 2022 will be advised when dates are confirmed by examining bodies.

As per JCQ (Joint Council Regulations) requirements all candidates taking GCSE or GCE qualifications must be informed of the mark given to them for any centre assessed component or unit. This enables a candidate, if they wish, to ask for a review of the centre’s marking before submitting the mark to the awarding body.

Candidates are reminded that if they wish to make an appeal it is about the process of the marking and it’s conduct, rather than an appeal about the mark given.

Read & Write

Read&Write is a piece of software that works as a ‘toolbar’ in conjunction with familiar tools such as Word, Google Docs and web browsers. It offers a range of powerful support tools to help students gain confidence with reading, writing, studying and research:
  • Text-to-speech to hear words, passages, or whole documents read aloud with easy-tofollow dual color highlighting
  • Dictionary definitions and pictures to identify the meaning of words
  • With speech-to-text, dictate words to assist with writing, proofreading & studying
  • Word prediction to offer suggestions for the current or next word to build writing skills
  • Collection of highlights from text in documents, from a web page or PDF for summarising and research to help revision
  • Pupils can receive voice notes in their documents to get teacher feedback on work - helping them improve their work faster
  • Simplify text on web pages to remove ads and other items that can be distracting
Parent Information Installation Guide