Re: ‘A’ Level Results Day 13th August 2020
As this academic year draws to a close it is important to reflect on what we have experienced but also to look to the future. With this in mind I am writing to you to outline some important pieces of information to help you support your child during the summer results day and beyond.
However, we must remind students and their families of some important guidance at this time;
any students or parents who have coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms, or who have someone in their household who does, should not attend school to collect their results but should contact school to arrange for results to be collected.
Students and parents should follow Coronavirus (COVID-19): safer travel guidance for passengers when planning their travel to school, and walk or cycle where possible.
We must make clear to parents that they should not gather at school entrance gates or doors, or enter the site unless you have a pre-arranged appointment. Please park your car, if you are arriving by one, at the rear of the school.
In the interest of managing the day, we ask that students:
- enter the building without relatives and at the time indicated below in their form groups;
- use sanitising gel on entry;
- follow one way systems;
- avoid gathering together less than 2m apart and avoid hugs/handshakes.
While we know this is not the results day experience that your child deserves, it is what we must adhere to in making this a safe and effective experience for your child. Students will also be able to have photographs taken in front of the 2020 flower wall.
Where students would like to access their Centre Assessed Grades, school will be able to provide these from Monday 17th August. Students will need to complete a fom and sign the declaration before returning it to school Reception. Please be reassured of the rigour and process which school has followed in awarding Centre Assessed Grades this year, and parents should know too of the external processes that have been implemented to support this. The links below will direct you to some important information with which you should familiarise yourself:
- a video guide for students;
- an infographic which explains the awarding process;
- more detailed guidance for teachers, students, parents and carers
After receiving their grades, should students wish to discuss the Centre Assessed Grades, they should email firstname.lastname@example.org and a member of the team will respond to your enquiry.
In the event of a student achieveing better than they expected and actually exceeding their firm choice university offer, students may wish to apply to somewhere with a higher grade requirement through UCAS adjustment. Adjustment is available from A level results day (13 August 2020), until 31 August. It’s entirely optional, and a lot of competitive courses will be full – but other applicants might have missed their conditions or swapped a course too. This isn’t something we necessarily encourage as it can be quite a stressful process on results day. More information about adjustjment can be found here:- https://www.ucas.com/ucas/undergraduate/apply-and-track/results/ucas-adjustment-if-youve-done-better-expected
If, however, a student does not achieve the grades they needed for either their firm or their insurance offer then students would be entered into clearing. Clearing is where universities will advertise their vacancies on courses for students to enrol onto. More information about the clearing process can be found here:- https://www.ucas.com/undergraduate/results-confirmation-and-clearing/what-clearing
If your child would like to sit examinations in the Autumn series to try and improve their grades, information will be available on the day to help support and inform this process. The deadlines to register to sit examinations is 4th September.
Members of the Sixth Form team will be on hand during the day to support students once they have collected their results and a representative from the National Apprenticeship Service will also be available to support students who change their mind about going to university or didn’t apply in the first place.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for all the support you have shown Rainford High School and Sixth Form during your child’s time here. While the end to their journey is not what we anticipated or would have liked for them, everyone at Rainford wishes them the best in their future.
I wish you and your family an enjoyable and safe summer.
Director of Sixth Form