After the Exam Period

How to do get my Results?

GCSE: results days are:-

  • Thursday 25th August 2016 for all Year 11 exams. Students can collect their results from school between 9.30 a.m. and 12 noon.
  • Students are invited to come into the School. The results will be sorted in alphabetical order of surname and available for collection from a member of staff. Various teachers will be there to welcome the students and to point them in the right direction.  We will also have representatives from Telford College of Arts and Technology in school to help answer any questions that the students may have. On this day, any Year Books which have been ordered can be collected.

If you are Collecting Your Results in August

  • An envelope will be waiting for you with your name and candidate number on. All of your results will be in the same envelope.
  • We do not e-mail, give results over the phone, or give them to a friend or relative to deliver to you without your authorisation. If you wish someone to collect them for you, you must send a note explaining that you give permission for that person to take your results. If you want them posted to you, you must provide a LARGE LETTER sized STAMPED ADDRESSED ENVELOPE.

Enquiries About Results

Enquiries about results charges differ depending on the service requested. Please ask the exam office for up to date prices for re-marks, access to scripts etc. It is helpful if you know the board which you have sat your exam with. Costs and application forms are also on the school website for you to download and complete. All cheques are to be made payable to Burton Borough School.

If you would like to make an enquiry about your result (a re-mark), there are 3 possible outcomes:

  • Your original mark will be confirmed as correct and there will be no change to your grade.
  • Your original mark may be raised and this may or may not result in a change of grade.
  • Your original mark may be lowered and this may or may not result in a change of grade.

In order to proceed with the enquiry you must fill out the consent form available from the exams office and return it to the examinations office with the correct fee. The consent form tells the exam office staff that you have understood what the outcomes could be and that you are happy to proceed.

NO APPLICATIONS CAN BE PROCESSED WITHOUT THE CORRECT FEE.

Certificates

Your examination certificates will be available at the Awards Evening in the Autumn term or by collection from the school from 1st December. If you are concerned about any aspect of your results, you must see your subject teacher. The school will only distribute the results for examinations sat at school.

IT IS VERY IMPORTANT that you collect your certificates as they are valuable documents. They will be kept for 12 months unless collected before. After this time the school, as directed by JCQ, are allowed to either send the certificates back to the board or destroy them.

Certificates are important documents and must be kept safely. Replacement certificates are available from the exam board, however, you may be charged anything up to £30 or more for a replacement.

FINALLY . . . .
Your exam results represent all the hard work you have put in at school. It is very important
that you give these exams your full attention and focus on doing the very best you can.

  • Do not behave in any way that might jeopardize your chances or those of other people in the exam room. Even eye contact can be taken as communication.
  • Examination Board rules are strict and must be followed to the letter.
  • Any misbehaviour WILL be reported to the Board and will ALWAYS be dealt with very severely.
  • If you have downloaded a copy of the booklet from this website, keep a copy in a safe place.
  • Please show this booklet to your parents and ask them to sign below to say that they have understood the mobile phone rules and consequences.

A Warning

“Possession of a mobile phone or other unauthorised material is breaking the rules, even if you do not intend to use it, and you will be subject to penalty and possible disqualification.” JCQ Warning to Candidates 2011.

In plain terms this means that you must not bring anything in to the exam that could be seen to be used for the purposes of cheating. In particular, you must not have on your person a mobile phone or any other products with an electronic communication/storage device or digital facility, even if they are switched off and you have no intention of using them. If you are found to have anything in your possession that you should not have, we MUST report it to the exam board and this will almost certainly result in your DISQUALIFICATION.

Please read carefully the Warning to Candidates and Mobile Phone Notices.