Year 13 & 14 - A Level Results - revised grades

A Level results 2020 – revised grades

Dear Year 13/14 students, parents and carers

Following the government’s recent announcement regarding A Level grades, I’d like to update you on the current situation. As I am sure you are aware, students will now be awarded their Centre Assessed Grades rather than the grades that were generated by Ofqual’s algorithm. Centre Assessed Grades are the teacher assessment grades that, following a rigorous internal moderation process, we submitted to the exam boards earlier this summer.

The exam boards will send through the officially updated grades to us in due course and we will email and post these out as soon as we receive them. I am sure that the boards will be processing these as a matter of urgency but I would anticipate a delay of some days before they’ll in a position to accurately republish results.

If any of you have any queries about university places, please contact the relevant university admissions departments to discuss your situation. Ms Wright and colleagues in the Sixth Form Team are available to offer whatever guidance and support they can. Contact them on email at, leaving a contact telephone number. If any of you urgently need to know your Centre Assessed Grades to help with any negotiations, please email Ms Mallender at and she’ll be happy to provide these for you.

With regards to BTEC and OCR qualifications, we are still awaiting confirmation from Ofqual on what will happen with the grades that were awarded last Thursday. In the vast majority of cases, students at Whitby Sixth Form received the grades we were expecting. They are a small number that we are investigating that may involve issues unrelated to those surrounding centre assessed A Level grades in the few days.

The last week has been very unsettling for many students and their families. Those students most affected by the downgrading have responded magnificently; articulately expressing their disappointments and frustrations and being very proactive in contacting universities and engaging with the clearing process. I’d also like to thank parents and carers for the support you’ve given your children and their friends in recent days. We’ve greatly appreciated the messages of thanks that we’ve received for the work that the Sixth Form Team have done since last Thursday. Let us know if there is any way in which we can offer any additional support in the coming days.

With very best wishes

Simon Riley

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