Exam Information and Summer 2020 Results
BHASVIC does not take Private Candidates, only current or ex -students can apply .
A LEVEL MODERN FOREIGN LANGUAGES NOT TAUGHT AT BHASVIC (FOR CURRENT STUDENTS ONLY) please check with Exams as not all MFL’s are available A LEVEL FORM SUMMER 2021
Autumn Exams - special series for AS and A Levels
The application window has now closed and ran between Thursday 20 August, 10am to Tuesday 1 September, 3pm
Autumn Exams Schedule: This is the current proposed timeline but this may be subject to change. Please continue to check this page for most up-to-date information:
- 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.
- 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 2021 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.
An explanation of the CAG awarding process at BHASVIC
The Centre Assessment Grade [CAG] is the grade that BHASVIC was required to submit to awarding bodies for every student for their AS/A Levels and GCSEs in May 2020. In addition to this BHASVIC was also required to submit a rank order of every student in each qualification in order of highest performing to lowest performing within the qualification.
We were instructed by Ofqual to submit CAGs that were in line with our historical data for courses. We knew there would be algorithmic adjustments if we did not do this. At BHASVIC we felt our upward trajectory and improvements in Value Added outcomes should be reflected in our CAGs. As such A*-B grades increased 4.7% on average in comparison to 2019 data. In short, our CAGs were submitted with unquestionable professional integrity, whilst broadly favouring student outcomes.
CAGs were painstakingly calculated by teachers and department teams to take individuals into account, following the process set out below:
UCAS Predicted Grades – why were these not used? It is very important to differentiate between the UCAS Predicted Grade for a student and their Centre Assessment Grade. Where the former was generated at the end of a student’s first year of study and expresses the college’s optimistic ambition to enable their future progression, the latter was entirely new, unique to this year and based on the requirement to provide a definitive rank order of students and a grade profile that would stand up to objective scrutiny.
CAG Process: This was a time-consuming and exacting process but one conducted in the spirit of objectivity and fairness. The challenge to produce CAGs, especially in subject cohorts of over 400 students, was immense but we have sought to preserve consistency and objectivity alongside the necessary specificity of each qualification and the characteristics of every student.
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.
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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