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The Norwood School

GCSE Results Important Info

The following letter has been emailed to Yr 11 students and their families today.

Wednesday 19th August 2020

Dear Yr 11 students, parents and carers,

Arrangements for GCSE Results Day Thursday 20th August 2020

We hope that you have all had a pleasant summer break.

It is likely that you have been following the news about exam results and are feeling unsettled about all the recent announcements about the process of awarding grades this year. We completely sympathise with you, as we also feel the process has not been managed by the authorities very well.

The good news is that the government and the body responsible for exams, Ofqual, have now decided that final result grades will no longer be lower than the centre assessed grades that the schools submitted. This means that the grades you receive will be the grades that the school has determined are the most likely grades you would have achieved had the exams gone ahead. You will be able to receive your results from school tomorrow 20th August 2020. Please check the website for the full details that were emailed home last term. Look under the latest news and the Sixth Form Enrolment sections or follow the link below.

GCSE Results Day/Sixth Form Enrolment Organisation

Please note that students with surnames beginning A- L should collect their results between 9:00am and 12:00 noon and students with surnames beginning M- Z should collect between 12:00 noon and 3:00pm.

All students must enter via the back gate (Elder Rd entrance). Results will be collected from the sports hall.

We will be operating a one way system.

Please also note that the process of determining the centre assessed grades was not done by one teacher alone, but involved all the teachers and heads of faculty within the subject, considering all the evidence from all your previous work. The systems we adopted were robust and rigorous.  Therefore, we are confident that the grades are a fair reflection of what you have shown yourself to be capable of over the last two years.

There might be a few students who have unrealistic expectations, who might think that the grades they receive are lower than they would have achieved in the exams. This is not uncommon. However, we do not believe that any of the centre assessed grades are unfair to any student, as they are based on all we know about your performance and have been rigorously moderated. We are confident that most students will find the centre assessed grades match their expectations.

We hope that your results will allow you to progress onto the courses of your choice in our Sixth Form.

The Norwood Sixth Form team, including Ms Boyle, our independent careers adviser, will be present to support you with your enrolment. They will also be able to advise you if you need to consider different choices based on your exam results. 

We wish you all the best for the future and look forward to seeing you on your return to school on Monday 7th September at 8:30am.


Yours sincerely


Dr O’Brien-Coker