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2021 Exam Results

 

Following the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, the UK government decided that the Summer 2021 examination series could not go ahead as planned. Instead, schools were asked to determine students' grades based upon a range of verified evidence. The exam boards that designed each qualification have reviewed the results before awarding final grades that reflect the students' performance on the content that they have been taught.

For Vocational and Technical Qualifications (such as BTECs and Cambridge Nationals), we have used all assessed elements of each course that students have attempted to determine their grade (even if some of these were incomplete).

For GCSE and A-level courses, we have decided which assessments will be used to determine students' grades. A list of these assessments can be accessed via the link below:

Rivington and Blackrod High School and Sixth Form: Sources of Evidence

In each of these assessments, reasonable adjustments (also known as access arrangements) were put in place for students who were entitled to them. If any of the assessments were completed without these reasonable adjustments, teachers will have taken this into account when determining a grade.

The full policy that the school used to determine grades for our students, along with guidance documents for students and parents that Ofqual and the JCQ have produced, can be accessed via the links below:

Rivington and Blackrod High School and Sixth Form: Centre Policy

JCQ: Guidance for students, parents and guardians: Summer 2021

Ofqual: Student guide to awarding summer 2021

We would like to reassure all students (and their parents) that every effort has been made to ensure all students receive the grades they deserve in each of their qualifications. The grades that we determined were subject to extensive internal and external quality assurance processes to ensure that they are a fair, valid and reliable reflection of the assessed evidence available for each student. If you believe there is an error that has impacted one of your grades, you should speak to a member staff at the school in the first instance. If you are still convinced that an error has been made, you can request an appeal.

There are two stages to the appeals process: Stage 1 is to ask your school for a centre review, where the school checks whether it made a procedural error, an administrative error or both. This must be completed before a stage 2 appeal is made. Stage 2 is to ask your school to submit an awarding organisation appeal for you. At stage 2 you can ask the exam board to check whether the decision your school made about your grade was unreasonable or whether the selection of work they used to decide your grade was unreasonable.

Your grade could go down, go up or stay the same as a result of the appeals process so you should consider carefully whether you have a strong case for an appeal. You cannot withdraw your request for a centre review or appeal once your school or the exam board has made a decision. If you want to try to improve your grade, you could consider entering for the autumn exam series or the exam series next summer. Staff at school will explain how this could work for you.

 

More details on this year’s results and the appeals process can be found here:

JCQ Student Guide: Summer 2021

 

Deadline to submit an appeal:

  • Priority appeals for Centre Review: Monday 16th August
  • Priority appeals for Awarding Organisation: Monday 23rd August
  • Non-priority appeals for Centre Review: Friday 3rd September
  • Non-priority appeals for Awarding Organisation: Friday 17th September

If you have any queries about exam results please speak to a member of staff in school or email Exams@rbhs.co.uk 

 2019, 2018 and 2017 Exam Results

Summer 2019 saw a significant improvement in GCSE results across the school. Over 80% of students achieved Grade 9-4 in Food Technology, Art, Design, Religious Studies, Photography and PE, with over 90% of students achieving Grade 9-4 in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Child Development, Health and Social Care, Dance and Drama.

We are extremely proud of our students’ achievements and believe the results reflect the hard work from both the students and staff at our school. 

 

Headline Measures

2017

2018

2019

Progress 8

 

 

-0.37

Attainment 8

 

 

44.7

Grade 9-4 in English & Maths

55%

56%

64%

Grade 9-5 in English & Maths

34%

36%

39%

Achieving 'The Ebacc'

11%

12%

12%

Ebacc 9-5 / A*-B measures

2017

2018

2019

English

51%

55%

60%

Maths

42%

41%

43%

EBacc Humanities

21%

30%

31%

EBacc Sciences

21%

32%

39%

EBacc  MFL

8%

14%

10%

Ebacc 9-4 / A*-C measures

2017

2018

2019

English

66%

71%

76%

Maths

62%

61%

69%

EBacc Humanities

33%

43%

53%

EBacc Sciences

41%

50%

60%

EBacc MFL

16%

17%

15%

 

 

 

 

Core Grades 9-5 / A*-B

2017

2018

2019

9-5 English Language

46%

50%

53%

9-5 English Literature

38%

44%

44%

9-5 Maths

42%

41%

43%

9-5 Science

21%

18%

37%

 

Grades 9-4 / A*-C / L2 Pass+

2017

2018

2019

English Language

61%

69%

73%

English Literature

54%

62%

67%

Maths

62%

61%

69%

Science

41%

36%

62%

Biology

94%

94%

100%

Chemistry

94%

97%

100%

Physics

83%

92%

100%

Geography

34%

48%

54%

History

46%

48%

51%

French

55%

76%

65%

Computing

56%

93%

73%

Art

65%

88%

88%

Design

78%

81%

84%

Drama

65%

60%

94%

Music

62%

56%

71%

PE

51%

80%

82%

Photography

80%

96%

83%

Religious Studies

57%

97%

84%

Child Development

33%

55%

100%

Dance

60%

100%

100%

Food Technology

73%

62%

89%

Health and Social Care

89%

67%

95%

Sport Studies

36%

75%

73%