Getting your exam results is a big deal and you may be feeling uncertain over what to expect. The impact of coronavirus on schools and colleges means that A-Levels and GCSE grades will be based on Teacher Assessed Grades, instead of exam results.
When will I get my results?
You will receive your results on Results Day:
|GCSE / Level 2 Vocational||Thursday 12 August 2021|
|A Levels / Level 3 Vocational||Tuesday 10 August 2021|
|Others||Varies by awarding body|
How will I get my results?
Newbury College students should receive their exam results by email to their college email address on or before Results Day.
For Year 11 and Year 13 students at school, your school should have already contacted you with instructions on accessing your results.
You should NOT go to the College to collect your results.
For issues accessing your college email, please contact IT Support on 01635 845244.
How were my grades calculated?
Teachers have used a range of evidence, which includes assessments, coursework and other work completed as part of your course.
Exam boards have also published guidance for teachers on how grades should be determined. Use the Ofqual Summer 2021 Qualification Explainer Tool for more information on the evidence used to provide Teacher Assessed Grades.
What do my grades mean?
The grading system for GCSEs changed in 2017. Please see the chart below to compare the new grades against the previous scale.
What if my grades are not what I expected?
Your actual grades may be higher or lower than you expected. It is important to understand how this might affect your choices and the options available to you. Whether you have just missed the mark or exceeded your own expectations, there are many ways to access your chosen career through both further and higher education. Please arrange a 1:1 with a member of our careers team to discuss your options, or call us on 01635 845000.
If you received your grades at school or another provider, please contact them for information on how to appeal.
Find out more about appealing in the JCQ Guidance 2021.
Retaking your GCSEs (Autumn Exams)
If you were awarded a GCSE grade in English Language and/or Mathematics this summer and wish to try improving on your grade(s), you may be eligible to sit the autumn exams.
You do not have to have taken your previous GCSEs at Newbury College, however, you must:
- be currently enrolled at Newbury College
- have received your GCSE grade(s) this summer (2021)
- attend all exams that you have requested to be entered for
- prepare for the exams using any materials, sessions or support provided
Please speak to your previous school if you wish to sit any other GCSE subjects in November.
Going to another college or university?
If your chosen course is with another college or university, you may be able to go through 'clearing'. Clearing is how some universities and colleges fill any places they still have on their courses. Our careers advisers can help you to understand the clearing process.
For more information on clearing, visit the UCAS website.