Public Examinations

 

The government have announced that all public examinations for summer 2020 will not go ahead. We have written to our Year 11 and Year 13 students (letters below) to explain what this means for them, and to answer frequently asked questions. We will endeavour to update you when we receive further guidance on how students will receive their qualifications. 
 
We appreciate this may be a worrying time for our students, especially those waiting for confirmation of grades to proceed with college, Sixth Form and university applications. Please be assured that the guidance is clear for providers in how to proceed with applications. You can read more about the guidance in our letters, and here: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/further-details-on-exams-and-grades-announced
 

Please read our letters below regarding the cancelled examinations: 

Year 11 Examination Letter 

Year 13 Examination Letter 

Regulations

Hewens College is bound by the regulations set out by the Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ), which determines the regulations for examination conditions, results and certification. For further information on examination regulations, including JCQ’s rules for students, please read the documents set out below for download.

For further information, please visit the JCQ website at https://www.jcq.org.uk/exams-office/general-regulations

Collection of Results

Students should, whenever possible, attend the College in person to collect their results, however when this is not possible the following options are available by prior arrangement:

Results sent by post: This must be organised with the College in advance of the official results day. Students requesting this service must provide the College with a stamped (postage paid), self addressed envelope in which their results can be posted. The College will post the results on the official results day.

Nominated person to collect the results on the student's behalf: In this event, the student must provide the person collecting their results, with a dated and signed letter that gives them the appropriate authority to do so.  The letter must state the full name of the person collecting the results and that they have the student's full permission to do so. The nominated person must then attend the College, with the letter and formal photographic proof of their identity, such as a driving licence or passport. It is very important to note that public examination results will not be given to a third party unless they have the appropriate written permission from the student concerned and can provide the required photographic proof of identity.

Collection of Certificates 

We are bound by JCQ’s regulations, which stipulate that certificates need to be collected in person and signed for. We are unable to post certificates.

Any student who is unable to collect their certificates in person may nominate someone to collect them on their behalf. In this event, the student must provide the person collecting their certificates, with a dated and signed letter that gives them the appropriate authority to do so.  The letter must state the full name of the person collecting the certificates and that they have the student's full permission to do so. The nominated person must then attend the College with the letter and formal photographic proof of their identity, such as a driving licence or passport. It is very important to note that public examination certificatess will not be given to a third party unless they have the appropriate written permission from the student concerned and can provide the required photographic proof of identity.

Ofqual New GCSE Grading Structure 

Please see the following links for information about the new GCSE grading structure:
 
 
 

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