Your GCSE and Level 2 City & Guilds Technical Result Questions Answered: Current Students

If you are a student at City College who is awaiting GCSE or Level 2 City & Guilds Technical results, these questions and answers are for you.

If you are awaiting your Level 2 BTEC results, a member of the College team will be in touch with you on Thursday 20 August, to update you on the current status of your results following the latest news announcements.

If you are a Level 3 BTEC student, following the statement issued by Pearson on Wednesday 19 August, despite BTEC qualification results being generally consistent with teacher and learner expectations, they will be reviewing all results and we are awaiting confirmation from Pearson as to when this process will be completed. As soon as we have further information, the College will be in touch.

How do I access my grades?

Several weeks ago, you would have been contacted by the College asking you to choose how you wished to receive your results. This would have been sent to the e-mail address you provided when you enrolled. The deadline for responses was Friday 7 August and you could select to receive your results via e-mail or post.

If you chose e-mail, then your results will be sent to the address you provided on this form. If you selected to receive them by post or you did not respond, your results will be sent by first-class post and we anticipate these will be with you on Friday 21 August. Unfortunately, we are unable to send out results via e-mail if you did not respond before the deadline.

Can I come to the College to collect my results?

To protect students and staff at this time, the College will remain closed and your results will be sent to you via e-mail or post.

How has my GCSE grade been determined?

Following the most recent announcement from the Government and Ofqual Tuesday 18 August, the GCSE result you receive will either be your ‘Centre Assessment Grade’ (the grade the College deemed you would have achieved this year) or the standardised grade (standardised by Ofqual), whichever is the higher. This is deemed to be the fairest approach to avoid some students receiving grades that did not reflect their performance.

Can I find out how close I was to achieving a different grade?

Unfortunately, as you didn’t physically sit the exams there is no way to determine how close you were to another grade. You will have received the grade you were deemed to have achieved.

How has my level 2 technical qualification been determined?

Level 2 City & Guilds Technical Qualifications were awarded by a mix of actual assessment grades and Centre Assessed Grades which have been standardised by awarding bodies inline with Ofqual guidance.

Please note, if you are awaiting your Level 2 BTEC results, a member of the College team will be in touch with you on Thursday 20 August, to update you on the current status of your results following the latest news announcements.

How many times can I attempt a GCSE?

There is no limit to the number of times a student can take a GCSE, and these remain free until you achieve a grade 4 (grade C) or above. If you would like to sit an exam during the coming academic year, you will be able to do so in November following an initial assessment in September. We anticipate additional exam dates to be released by AQA in the coming months.

I am not happy with my grade, can I appeal?

Yes, you can appeal that the centre submitted the wrong grade or on the basis of malpractice. Please contact results@cityplym.ac.uk to request the appeal form. The deadline to submit appeal forms to the College is Friday 15 September.