Examination Updates

Summer Examination Season 2018


A Level results – Thursday 16 August

A2 results are available in Scholars between 8:30 – 9:30am

AS results are available in Scholars between 9:30 – 10:30am

Friday 17 August

Miss Davies will be available to discuss future options of Year 13 students ONLY 9.00 – 11.00am

Tuesday 21 August

Mr Ling will be available to discuss the future options of Year 12 students 9.00 - 11.00am.

Any A2 subject choice forms not already submitted must be returned via e-mail by 10.00 am on Friday 24 August 2018 to apennell@cowbridgecs.co.uk.


GCSE results – Thursday 23 August

Year 11 results are available in Scholars between 8:30 – 9:30am

Year 10 results are available in Scholars between 9:30 – 10:30am

Returning to the Sixth Form

Remember that you must have a minimum of 5 GCSE passes at grade C or above to begin AS courses (short courses are equivalent to half a GCSE). Students with 4 GCSE passes at grade C or above should refer to the Key Stage 5 Option booklet. You must also have both English and Mathematics GCSE at grade C or above to enter the Sixth Form.

A new Option Form will be available with your results and must be completed by all students wishing to return to the Sixth Form by Tuesday 28 August. This will come in the form of a Google survey which will require you to select your AS Choices (more details to follow with GCSE results). If your option choices have remained the same, please check that you have the prerequisite qualifications.


Unable to attend

If you are unable to attend school to collect your results please leave an A5 stamped address envelope either with Miss White, Mrs Howe or at Reception before the end of term. Results will not be given out over the telephone, or by e-mail, nor will they be given to friends/relatives to pass on unless hand-written permission from you, naming the person who is collecting the results, is available. This can be brought to school before the end of term, or provided by your nominee when they collect your results in August.


Post Results Services – June Series 2018

The Post Results Service deadlines for making applications to the Awarding Bodies are as follows:

  • 23 August 2018 – Last day to apply for Priority Service 2 (A2 Level only and with a university place dependant on the result).
  • 23 August 2018 – Last date to apply for a priority copy of an A Level exam script (A2/AS Level only and to support decisions whether or not to make Enquiries about Results).
  • 30 August 2018 - Last date to apply for a priority copy of a GCSE exam script (GCSE only and to support decisions whether or not to make Enquiries about Results).
  • 20 September 2018 – Last date to apply for an Enquiry about Results (Service 1 & 2).
  • 27 September 2018 – Last date to apply for a non-priority copy of an exam script.


Service 1 (Clerical re-check)

This service will include the following checks:

  • that all parts of the script have been marked;
  • the totalling of marks;
  • the recording of marks.
  • The outcome of the re-check will be reported along with a statement of the total marks awarded for each unit, or component, included in the enquiry.


    Service 2 (Review of marking)

    This is a post-results review of the original marking to ensure that the agreed mark scheme has been applied correctly. It is not a re-marking of the candidate’s script.

    The awarding body will have trained its reviewers to conduct reviews of marking accurately and consistently. Reviewers will not re-mark the script.

    This service will include:

  • the clerical re-checks detailed in Service 1;
  • a review of marking as described above.
  • Service 2P - Priority Service 2 (Review of marking)

    This is the priority version of the EAR2 service and is only available if a GCE A2 Level candidate’s place in higher education is dependent on the outcome.

    Access to Scripts (ATS)

    ATS (priority copy) – Priority Access to an electronic version prior to the Review of Marking deadline.

    ATS (non-priority copy) – Access to an exam script to support teaching and learning (will be despatched between 20th September and 3rd November).


    Post Results Services – Which one and how do I order?

    Here is a guide to help you select the right service:


    Happy with results, but want a copy of the script?

    ATS - Access to Script/s (non-priority copy) – Deadline 27 September.

    Pay through the ParentMail shop item “Post Results Services - June 2018” (more information about ParentMail payment below). See Mr Stagg after the summer holidays to complete a mandatory candidate consent form. He will be available from the Exams Office every day from 10:55 to 11:15.


    Concerned about a GCE exam result and a university place pending?

    Service 2P – Deadline 23 August.

    Pay through the ParentMail shop item “Post Results Services - June 2018” (more information about ParentMail payment below). E-mail exams@cowbridgecs.co.uk to organise a date/time to complete the mandatory candidate consent form.


    Concerned about a GCE exam result and no university place pending?

    ATS – Access to Script/s (priority copy) – Deadline 23 August

    Pay through the ParentMail shop item “Post Results Services - June 2018” (more information about ParentMail payment below). E-mail exams@cowbridgecs.co.uk to organise a date/time to complete the mandatory candidate consent form.

    Still concerned after reading the exam script?

    Service 2 – Deadline 20 September.

    Pay through the ParentMail shop item “Post Results Services - June 2018” (more information about ParentMail payment below). If you have returned to school, see Mr Stagg to complete a mandatory candidate consent form. He will be available from the Exams Office every day from 10:55 to 11:15. Otherwise, e-mail exams@cowbridgecs.co.uk to organise a date/time to complete the form.


    Concerned about a GCSE exam result?

    ATS – Access to Script/s (priority copy) – Deadline 30 August

    Pay through the ParentMail shop item “Post Results Services - June 2018” (more information about ParentMail payment below). E-mail exams@cowbridgecs.co.uk to organise a date/time to complete the mandatory candidate consent form.

    Still concerned after reading the script?

    Service 2 – Deadline 20 September.

    Pay through the ParentMail shop item “Post Results Services - June 2018” (more information about ParentMail payment below). If you have returned to school, see Mr Stagg to complete a mandatory candidate consent form. He will be available from the Exams Office every day from 10:55 to 11:15. Otherwise, e-mail exams@cowbridgecs.co.uk to organise a date/time to complete the form.


    Missed the Priority Script deadline but concerned about exam results?

    Service 2 – Deadline 20 September (Please note that you can order the script at the same time as the Service 2. If you don’t, you can’t then order the script at a later date.)

    Pay through the ParentMail shop item “Post Results Services - June 2018” (more information about ParentMail payment below). If you have returned to school, see Mr Stagg to complete a mandatory candidate consent form. He will be available from the Exams Office every day from 10:55 to 11:15. Otherwise, e-mail exams@cowbridgecs.co.uk to organise a date/time to complete the form.


    ParentMail

    Parentmail web address = https://pmx.parentmail.co.uk/

    Select My ParentMail | Shop. Change the category to Exam Fees. Select the item named “Post Results Services - June 2018”

    Please note that the costs shown on the ParentMail website are per script. Please remember that some qualifications had multiple exams this summer, for example Maths GCSE, Maths Numeracy GCSE and English Language all had two exam papers so you will need to change the quantity accordingly.


    No ParentMail account or your account is no longer working?

    If you don’t have access to ParentMail then you can pay for the Post Results Services by cash (exact amount as we can’t provide you with change) or a cheque made out to Cowbridge Comprehensive School.


    Examination Certificates

    Have you collected your GCSE or A level certificates?

    It would be wonderful to be able to pass on certificates to their rightful owners.

    We retain the last 5 years worth of certificates, so please get in touch if you haven't collected your certificates by e-mailing exams@cowbridgecs.co.uk with your name at the time, the year you left and the level of certification.

    The school has no obligation to retain these certificates after one year. If you have lost your certificates or sat your exams more than 5 year ago then you can contact the exam board/s to get replacement certificates: WJEC, Pearson, OCR, AQA.