Exam Information and Results
IMPORTANT EXAMS INFORMATION – SUMMER 2020
Information for Candidates
Release of Results
Final grades will be issued on results days in August as follows:
GCE (AS, A Levels) and other Level 3 qualifications - 8.00am via Student Advantage
GCSE and other Level 1/2 qualifications – 8.00am via Student Advantage
Printed Results Slips
BHASVIC will release results at 08.00 am via Student Advantage. It will not be possible to collect results slips in person on results day; they will be posted to your home address to arrive ASAP.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we are asking students NOT to come on-site on Results Day. However, we will have plenty of support available via our virtual Helpdesks. Please see below how to access this or check on the Main BHASVIC VLE.
The following specialist teams will be operating from Results Day and then throughout August:
- Our Guidance and Student Services Careers teams, to help with successful progression, Higher Education and careers advice
- Our Exams Office team who can provide data breakdowns of your calculated grades, including rank orders, centre assessment and applications for taking autumn and future exams.
- Our Curriculum Management team, to support with more complex issues in understanding grade awarding within subjects, and the appeals process
How to access help from BHASVIC with any of the above
The college switchboard will be open from 9am on 13 August. However, to access support, you must submit an online referral via our virtual Results Day Helpdesk, which will be taking referrals from 8am. You can also find the link on the front page of BHASVLE. It is very important that you give us as much information as possible in your referral; this will help our advisers to decide which member of the team is best placed to support you. It will also allow us to prioritise those enquiries which are the most urgent. Once we have received your referral, an adviser will contact you by either phone or email to discuss your question(s) in more detail. Please make sure you have all relevant information to hand e.g. your results and your UCAS reference if applicable.
Concerns about your results and the appeals process
Please carefully read the FAQs on our Covid-19 webpage for information about appeals of grades.
The college switchboard will be open from 09.00 am on 13 August. However, to access support, you must submit an online referral via our virtual Results Day Helpdesk, which will be taking referrals from 8am. Members of the Exams Office and Heads of Faculty will be available from 9am on Results Day to support students needing information, advice and guidance with any concerns about a grade you have been awarded or whether to request to sit the Autumn 2020 or Summer 2021 exams in any of your courses.
Results Day Support - More information, and some useful links for further advice and guidance is available for you on the Student VLE and via the Parent/Carer section of the website https://www.bhasvic.ac.uk/parents-carers-dashboard: please see the main noticeboard for key updates and also scroll down to ‘Results Day Careers Support 2020’.
Certificates, when received from the awarding body, will be issued to candidates via signed for postage to their home address, please make sure we have your current address on the system.
Applications for Autumn 2020 or Summer 2021 Exam Entries
- AS and A-level exams will begin on Monday 5 October and finish on Friday 23 October.
- GCSE exams will begin on Monday 2 November and finish on Monday 23 November.
- The application window at BHASVIC for students wishing to take AS and A level exams in the autumn runs between Thursday 20 August to Tuesday 1 September.
- Students wishing to take GCSE exams in the autumn will need to contact their previous school and to have entered by 18 September. This is except in the case of English language and maths where students can take the GCSE exam at BHASVIC and will need to submit an application to the Exams Office by the 4 October.
- Exam boards are also running a further series in January for GCSE English language and maths only – if there is demand for this.
Ofqual require exam boards to offer the full suite of GCSE, AS and A level qualifications in the autumn. This means any student who does not feel their calculated grade reflects their ability is given the opportunity to sit an exam at the earliest reasonable opportunity.
However, if there are fewer than 100 candidates in England who wish to sit a particular exam, then exam boards are not required to run the exam, and this therefore may happen in some courses.
Online Application Forms and Procedures for error checks and exam entries will placed here by Results Day
Results Day Careers Support
Please find a range of resources below to help you before/on Results Day. The guides are designed to give you a starting point to research your options including Clearing, Adjustment, Apprenticeships, and 1 year Further Education courses at other colleges. We hope that you find these useful. If you have further questions, A Virtual Helpdesk is running from 8am on Results Day which you can access via the Homepage of the VLE.
Financial support available for BHASVIC 2020 leavers – Do you qualify?
Founded in 1922, the Old Boys War Memorial Fund exists to support BHASVIC students with financial challenges (which cannot be covered by other forms of financial support such as the bursary) or those who wish to undertake a project or trip which enhances their education. For example, in recent years, the fund has supported a student with university set-up costs after she experienced a significant disruption to her home life, and another student who took part in a volunteering project abroad to gain experience relevant to his chosen degree subject, and therefore enhance his application to university. Recognising the problems caused by the economic climate, the fund generally supports those with financial challenges that might limit their opportunities at BHASVIC and beyond. Grants usually range from £150 to £500.
If you are interested in finding out more, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org in the first instance stating how much you would like to apply for (up to a maximum of £500) and what you would be hoping to use this for. Please note, before making a decision, we will need to speak to your subject teachers and/or personal tutor/Guidance Manager to ensure they support your application.
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