Exam Results Day

Dear Parents/ Carers,

I am glad to confirm that we will be able to provide the confirmation of exam and qualifications results for students in year 11 on Thursday from 10-12 noon in The Rosie.

Students in other year groups will have their results given to them on their return in September but if you wish to know them then please contact the college office between 1030 and 11 30 tomorrow on 01903 708870.

Over the last few days there will have potentially been anxiety about the results. The majority of qualifications that students completed at Oak Grove have not been subject to the debate over the last couple of weeks. They have been awarded on a criterion basis of “if you meet the requirements you get the qualification”.

Some of the courses will have been awarded based upon the centre assessed grades for example all GCSEs. This followed a rigorous process in college, following Ofqual and exam board guidance using classwork, discussion work, written work, mock tests and professional judgements to recommend a grade. This has then been internally moderated and checked and signed off by me as the Head of Centre.

A very few courses we will not be able to provide the results we submitted (Entry Level PE, IT and some English results) as the exam boards have not yet finished signing them off and issue dates have now been put back to next week. I am assured the results for these subjects we issue will stand.

These centre assessed grades have followed a rigorous and legitimate process and will have value and worth throughout the whole of a students need to use them.

The discussions and actions that have been in the press and played out over recent weeks and days could and should have been avoided. There was no need for families or students to be worried or anxiety caused. Schools have followed the Ofqual, exam board and government guidance to the letter. I hope that none of our students have been anxious about it.

Students have worked hard over the last couple of years and should be proud of their results, we are proud of them and I am grateful to families and staff for supporting them and enabling them to achieve them.

If you wish to discuss any aspect of the results with me please feel free to contact me via email at head@oakgrovecollege.org.uk

 

Yours sincerely,

 

P G Potter

 

Phillip Potter

Headteacher

Exam Day letter