Year 11 Grades 2020
Ofqual have published an Ofqual letter to students and a short video Ofqual Grading in 2020 Information for Students . These offer further clarification on how grades have been compiled and are particularly targeted at students.
Complaints and appeals
If you are unhappy with the Grades you have received and wish to make an appeal, please see the guide from Ofqual Student Guide to appeals, malpractice and maladministration complaints, Summer 2020
If your child is looking to join Exeter College as their next step, please find this information Exeter College GCSE Results Day Advice for Students 2020 from the Exeter College team, which will hopefully reassure them and clarify next steps. The Exeter College GCSE results helpline will be open should students have any questions about their chosen course once they have received their results. The number to ring is 01392 400555.
Mrs Jan Taylor, Isca Academy’s Mentor and Transition Co-ordinator, can accompany students to their college enrolment if another adult/family member is not available. If your child requires this support, they should contact Mrs Taylor at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange this as soon as they receive enrolment details from their post-16 provider in the course of August. As the enrolment process can take up to three hours, there is obviously a limit to the number of students which Mrs Taylor can support on any given day so please contact her as soon as you can if you require her assistance.
Students and staff at Isca Academy are celebrating our 2019 GCSE results, where many students have achieved the top grade 9 in more than one subject, with many strong individual results. However, the true measure of success for us is when all of our students are able to progress into further education, employment or training and this summer’s results will enable them to access a wide range of career paths and further areas of study. Examples include; Sean Laws who will go on to study Level 3 Aeronautical Engineering, Meghan Simmons undertaking a bricklaying apprenticeship, Joli Knowles studying A Level Geography, English Language and Media at Exeter College, Callum Willis undertaking a Level 2 Carpentry Apprenticeship and Jenna Groves to study A Levels in History, Law and Sociology to name but a few.
Our highest performing student, Margaret Johncock achieved 8 grade 9’s, 2 grade 8’s and a Level 2 Distinction. Jago Goodband achieved 4 grade 9’s, 4 grade 8’s, 1 grade 7 and 1 grade 6. Richard Benney achieved 4 grade 9’s, 1 grade 8, 3 grade 7’s 1 grade 6 and a Level 2 Distinction. Jess Hadfield achieved 4 grade 9’s, 3 grade 8’s, 2 grade 7’s and a grade 6. Achieving the top grades is incredibly tough, so we are very proud of our student’s achievements.
Results this summer were particularly strong in the Separate Sciences where 94% of students achieved a strong pass (grades 5-9). French, Geography, Catering and Photography all saw over 60% of students achieving a strong pass (5-9) with all students making national progress.
Aimee Mitchell, Headteacher says “We are incredibly proud of all of our students who can now leave Isca Academy with not only fantastic results but with secure plans for the next step of their educational journey and a wealth of skills and attributes that equip them well for future success. Well done!”
A full breakdown of 2019 results is available to download here. (Please note that results for some BTEC subjects are still being confirmed and will be updated shortly)
A guide to the New GCSE Grading System is available to download.
What the new GCSEs mean-a guide for parents and carers
The Department for Education provides detailed information of schools performance that can be accessed by clicking this link: