Examination results (Summer 2021)
You will be able to view your grades online from 8.30am on Tuesday 10th August by visiting our online grade portal (click here). To log in, you will need your student reference number and the password you normally use to access your college email and college computers. Once logged in, you will be able to view your grades. Please note that grades will be made available based on the following embargo:
A-Level and Level 3 Results – Tuesday 10th August from 8.30am
GCSE Results – Thursday 12th August from 8.30am
If you have forgotten your college password, please contact the Learning Gateway via email@example.com or telephone 01305 208814.
Appeals Process: Stage One - Centre Reviews
There are two possible stages for students who wish to appeal their final awarded grade. It’s important to note that in making an appeal, the outcome can either be a decrease, an increase or for the grade to stay the same.
Stage One of the appeals process triggers a Centre Review. A Centre Review can only be requested by students on the grounds that the Centre (Weymouth College) has:
1. failed to follow its procedures properly or consistently in arriving at the determined result or
2. made an administrative error in relation to that result.
Appeals Process: Stage Two - Awarding Organisation
Stage Two appeals relate to requests to the Awarding Organisations, i.e. the exam boards. In these cases, an initial Centre Review must have been completed first to ensure that the Centre has not made any procedural or administrative errors. Stage Two appeals can only be considered if a student considers that:
1. the Centre did not follow its procedures properly or consistently in arriving at the result, or during the Centre Review, or
2. the Awarding Organisation made an administrative error in relation to the result, or
3. the Centre made an unreasonable exercise of academic judgement in
i. the choice of evidence from which to determine the grade, and/or
ii. the determination of that grade from the evidence*.
*The choice of evidence has been reviewed as part of an external quality assurance process conducted by the awarding organisations already. Samples of student work formed part of this review to ensure reasonable and appropriate exercise of academic judgement. The purpose of this additional independent awarding organisation review (i.e. appeal) is not to review the marking of individual assessments. The reviewer will only conclude that there has been an unreasonable exercise of academic judgement if the Teacher Assessed Grade was clearly wrong – i.e. there was no basis upon which the grade could properly have been given.
Key dates for priority appeals**
10 August to 16 August 2021 Window for students to request a Centre Review
10 August to 20 August 2021 Centres to conduct Centre Reviews
10 August to 23 August 2021 Centres to submit Stage Two Appeals to Awarding Organisations
** A priority appeal is only for students applying to higher education who did not attain their firm choice (i.e. the offer they accepted as their first choice) and wish to appeal an A level or other Level 3 qualification result.
Key dates for non-priority appeals
From result day to 3 September 2021 Window for students to request a Centre Review
From result day to 10 September 2021 Centres to conduct Centre Reviews
From result day to 17 September 2021 Centres to submit Stage Two Appeals to Awarding Organisations