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Exam Results Days

•  A’ Level & L3 BTEC – Thursday 13th August 2020
•  GCSE & L2 BTEC – Thursday 20th August 2020

Unfortunately, due to the limitations of social distancing, our Key Stage 4 and Post-16 results days will be different this year. We still intend to offer a limited collection service and an opportunity for face to face advice and guidance, but we are also making arrangements to send out your results via email so that you do not need to come in to BOA on those days if you do not wish to.

On the morning of results day, we will send all students their exam results to their BOA email addresses.

It is important that you read the following advice, consider the options open to you and provide us with any requested information as outlined in this letter. 


Your options are as follows:
1.    Collect your results via email on the morning of results day and wait for us to post your results slip to your home (they will normally arrive the following day).
2.    Collect your results slip in person on the relevant results day during a prescribed window of time.
3.    Arrange for a family member or friend to collect your results slip on your behalf on the relevant day.

PLEASE NOTE THAT WE ARE NOT ABLE TO GIVE RESULTS TO STUDENTS (OR THEIR FAMILY MEMBERS) OVER THE PHONE OR SEND THEM TO NON-BOA EMAIL ADDRESS.

Collecting your results via email.
You do not need to visit BOA in order to collect your results this year.
•    On the morning of results day, we will send all students their exam results to their BOA email addresses. We strongly advise you to double check that you have not forgotten your log-in details before then. You can contact ITHelp@boa-academy.co.uk if you are having difficulty. Please be aware that we cannot send results to any other email address.
•    Post-16 students who have applied to universities or vocational schools through UCAS are normally able to see their results via their UCAS account from around 8am on the morning of results day.
•    You will be able to get advice on appeals, and details of the center assessment and ranking process by contacting exams@boa-academy.co.uk.
•    You will be able to get advice on your next steps, UCAS and book an appointment with a careers coach by contacting Emma Rickard via emma.rickard@boa-academy.co.uk
    
Collecting your results in person.
If you are in year 11 or 13 you can collect your results in person if you wish. You have been sent a letter with details of your collection window.
•    Every learner will be given an opportunity to collect their results in person at some point on results day. 
•    Your personal collection window is indicated above.
•    In order to minimize numbers on site, we will not be able to accommodate collection at times outside of these prescribed windows.
•    Only BOA students will be permitted to enter the building to collect the results in order for us to follow guidance regarding COVID-19 transmission.
•    We are asking for year 10 or 12 students who to know their BTEC external assessment results to not attempt to collect them in person, due to the guidance on COVID-19 transmission.
•    You will be able to speak to a member of SLT or the exams team about the limited appeals process and the center assessment and ranking procedure.
•    You will be able to speak to the Progressions Team about your next steps and the UCAS process.
•    When collecting your A’ Level results or GCSE results, you must bring your BOA Student ID badge with you. You do not need to inform us in advance of your intention to collect your results in person.


Arranging for a family member or friend to collect your results on your behalf.
If you are unable to collect your examination results in person, you can arrange for a family member or a family friend to collect the results on your behalf during your allocated time slot. You have been sent a letter with details of your collection window.
•    To assist us with this matter, you must notify the Exams Department in writing in advance, and ask the person who is collecting the results to have some form of ID with them when collecting the results. 
•    Please write to exams@boa-academy.co.uk by Friday 24th July 2020.  If there are any changes to these arrangements, please email the exams office at least 24 hours before examination results are made available.

Arranging for your results to be posted to your home address.
If you are unable or choose not to collect your physical examination result slip on the day, your results will be posted to your home address.  
•    It is important to note that we can only post out the results on the relevant results day and that you will not receive the results until the following day. For example, we will post out the A’ Level results by First Class Post at 4pm on Thursday 13th August and candidates can expect to receive the results by Friday 14th August (or Saturday 15th  August at the latest).  Please be aware that Royal Mail has not been operating at full capacity due to COVID-19.
•    If you have changed your address in recent months and not notified us previously, please get in touch to ensure your address matches the one we have recorded on our electronic system.
•    Please email confirmation of your home address to exams@boa-academy.co.uk by Thursday 24th July 2020.
     
Enquiries about results.
This year students will not be able to contact the exam boards directly in order to appeal their grade. Students will be able to make these requests to their school or academy and must sign a permission form. The school or academy will then investigate and take a decision internally as to whether to appeal to the exam board for a grade review.

BOA Academy will submit an appeal to the awarding body on behalf of a candidate or candidates, where it is believed:
•    The awarding body has made a mistake in the operation of the standardisation model where the wrong data was used to calculate results.
•    The awarding body has made an administrative error in the issuing of results.
•    The centre itself has made an error when submitting centre assessment grade or rank order information to the awarding body and has supporting evidence that confirms an error was made.

Enquiries about appeals can be made in person on the results days or by emailing the exams office (via the following email exams@boa-academy.co.uk).  We will review appeals on a case-by-case basis.

If you wish to see the centre assessment grades and rankings which were submitted by the academy to assist the exam board in awarding your qualification grades, you can request this information either in person or by emailing exams@boa-academy.co.uk on or after results day. We are not permitted to share this information before results day.

Examination Certificates.
We don’t expect examination certificates to be issued by the exam boards until November 2019. On the results days, students receive their results via personalised and confidential examination reports. We will contact you with details of how to collect the examination certificates from us as soon as we receive them.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your ongoing support and wish you good luck.
If you or your parents/carers have any further queries, please don’t hesitate to contact me at michael.painter@boa-academy.co.uk

Thank you for your continued support. 

Yours truly,
 
Mr Painter
(Assistant Principal)