Please note, Level 1, 2 and 3 BTEC grades are currently being reviewed by BTEC in order to apply Ofqual’s principles for Centre Assessment Grades. This will mean that BTECs are graded in the same way as A Levels and GCSEs. We will therefore be unable to issue results as planned on 20th August. In addition, Level 3 grades previously issued are now under review and have been temporarily removed from the Results Portal.
Please be reassured that no grades will go down as part of this review. BTEC appreciates this will cause additional uncertainty for students and have apologised to all affected, however, the priority is to ensure fair outcomes for BTEC students in relation to A Levels and GCSEs and that no BTEC student is disadvantaged.
Once the revised grades are available, we will update the portal with any changes and email affected learners to let them know the results are available to access.
On results day, we will email a reminder that your results are ready and it will include some FAQs along with information about how to get in touch with us if you have any results queries.
GCSE grade outcomes
As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and recent Government changes the process for awarding GCSE’s this year has changed. Learners undertaking GCSEs which were unable to sit formal examinations will now be awarded a Centre Assessment Grade(s). Ofqual has provided further information and the rationale for the changes to the awarding of GCSE’s, which can be found here.
Following Ofqual and the Department for Education (DfE) guidance, Burton and South Derbyshire College has used a rigorous process utilising a range of evidence, which includes but is not limited to, formative and summative assessed work, mock assessment results, non-exam assessment or coursework and your general progress to award a grade you were most likely to have achieved if you had undertaken the formal examination.
Throughout this process, rigorous moderation has been applied to ensure that the grades awarded are fair and consistent. Currently, there is no formal appeals process for a Centre Assessment Grade(s), with the exception of complaints regarding bias, discrimination, malpractice or maladministration. Further information regarding these matters can be found here.
(Please note that this information is frequently changing, however was correct at the time of publishing.)
Exam certificates can take up to 3 months to arrive into college; we will email you when your summer 2020 certificate is ready for collection. If you are returning to college next year, your certificates will be passed onto your tutor to hand out.