As you will be aware, the government’s announcement that this year’s examinations in May and June will not take place is unprecedented. We are waiting for clarification from Ofqual, the JCQ, DfE and the awarding bodies about how the impact on this decision can be managed and how grades will be awarded and results issued.
Any updates will be posted on the homepage of the UVHS website.
Exam Information and Guidance
Prior to taking any assessments and/or examinations this year, please take the time to familiarise yourself with all the student notices and warnings that are supplied by JCQ (Joint Council for Qualifications). See Regulations
JCQ require that ALL students must remain available up to, and including, Wednesday 24th June 2020. This is in case a timetabled examination has to be postponed due to a national or local disruption.
Failure to adhere to their regulations will compromise the integrity and security of the examination/assessment system and could result in either a loss of marks or complete disqualification.
Below you will find up to date articles which will provide more specific information to each exam season.
Arrangements for Collecting Exam Results
Thursday 15th August 2019 – A Level Results Day
(Collection - 6th Form Resource Area/Library from 8.30am until 10:30 am)
Thursday 22nd August 2019 – GCSE Results Day
(Collection - Main School Hall from 10:00am until 12noon)
Members of staff will be on hand to assist and offer advice to any student during the morning – and remember, you do not need to seek advice solely from your subject teacher specifically.
If you have a query about your results you can also talk to, or email, Mrs Stamp (Examinations Officer) - firstname.lastname@example.org - where you will be guided through your options and the appeal procedure. Currently, exam boards will not deal directly with students.
If you are going to be away on Results Day, please contact Mrs Stamp before the end of the Summer term deadline so that alternative arrangements can be discussed – but be aware that JCQ regulations prevent us from giving out results over the telephone under any circumstances.
A ‘3rd party collection permission form’ can be obtained from the Exams officer. Once completed, it provides UVHS with the required signed written permission from yourself and details of the person you nominate to collect results on your behalf (they will be required to provide photographic ID).
If you or a 3rd party are unable to collect the hard copy of your results, printed on school headed paper, on results day then these will be held securely in school until they are collected, and signed for, by yourself or nominated representative – there is no postal service from school during holidays so they can’t be posted home.
Please note, the results are passed on to the local media for publishing as follows;
• Names will appear alphabetically using only the first initial and surname.
• For A-Level students, the subject code and level is listed but NO Grade given.
• For GCSE students, the number of passes A*-G and 9-1 are listed but NO subjects are given.
Post Results Services for Summer 2019 Exam Season
Please find below the procedures to follow should you have any queries about your grades or want to request your exam papers back.
Information about the new GCSE grades for parents
How to Collect Your Exam Certificates
Exam certificates are presented annually to Y11 and Y13 students at a Senior Prize Giving evening held in December.
If you are unable to attend prize giving, then the certificates remain securely stored at UVHS until they can be collected, and signed for, in person at a pre-agreed date and time from January onwards. Please email Mrs Stamp, Examinations Officer, at email@example.com to make these arrangements.
Exam Certificates are stored for a maximum of 5 years. After this time, they are destroyed in a confidential manner as per the exam board requirements.
If you can’t attend prize-giving and you are unable to collect your certificates in person, then you need to obtain a ‘3rd party collection permission form’ from the Exams officer. Once completed, it provides UVHS with the required signed written permission from yourself and details of the person you nominate to collect them on your behalf (they will be required to provide photographic ID).
Please note, we do not post out exam certificates.
We only ever receive one copy of a student’s original certificate(s) and they are very expensive to replace if they go missing. Some exam boards will re-print a lost certificate but others do not offer a replacement certificate service anymore and will only issue a Certifying Statement of Results at a cost of approx. £40 - £45 each.
If the original certificate has been distributed to the student and it gets misplaced (or it has been confidentially destroyed because five years have elapsed), only the student may request replacements directly from the exam board and at their own expense.
We typically use the exam boards AQA, OCR and Pearson.
They each have useful information on their websites about what to do in the event that you need to replace lost exam certificates or need access to your results because we no longer keep them beyond a student’s 25th birthday.
For AQA: Past Results and Lost Certificates
For OCR: Replacement Certificates
For Pearson: Certificate Services