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GCSE results 2020

Following the cancellation of GCSE exams this Summer, we've put together some FAQs to help you understand what this means and what to expect. We're on hand right through the Summer to answer any questions you might have about your next steps and joining us in September.

When will I get my results?

GCSE results will be published on Thursday 20 August, as originally planned. This will enable progression to college to take place smoothly, our team are on hand right throughout the summer to help you.

How will my grade be calculated?

Ofqual, the exam regulator, will develop and set out a process that will provide a calculated grade to each student which reflects their performance as fairly as possible, and will work with the awarding bodies and exam boards to ensure this is consistently applied for all students. The awarding bodies and exam boards will be asking teachers, who know their students well, to submit their judgement about the grade that they believe the student would have received if assessments and exams had gone ahead.

Will I receive my predicted grade as my final GCSE grade?

Ofqual have set out a process that will provide a formal grade to each student which reflects their performance, this is based on predicted grades and their teacher’s assessment. For this reason, students’ final calculated grades will not necessarily reflect their predicted grades.

What if I am unhappy with my calculated grade?

If you believe the correct process has not been followed in your case you will be able to appeal on that basis. Ofqual is consulting on the arrangements for these appeals.

In addition, the Government have announced that there will also be the opportunity for you to sit your exams, during the next academic year.

Will West Herts College accept these grades?

Yes, the calculated grades awarded this summer will be formal GCSE grades, with the same status as grades awarded in any other year and will therefore be accepted by all institutions.

How will exam cancellations affect my progression to college?

Following Government guidance around college/school closures and exam cancellations, it is understandable for you to have questions about your next academic steps. We remain committed to supporting you to progress to college and please be assured that the latest updates regarding Coronavirus will not affect your application or offer of a place a college. 

What now, what next?

It’s time to apply for college and get a step ahead for September. Our applications are open you can browse our courses and apply online now by clicking here.

Once you have applied we will be in contact with you about the next steps in your application process. Here are our five steps to success:

1. Keep in touch

We'll be in regular contact to show you an exclusive insight into life at West Herts College and give you a flavour of what's to come at your Course Introduction Meeting! 

2. Course Introduction Meeting

Once you have applied the next step in your application process is to attend a Virtual Course Introduction Meeting, your chance to meet your Head of School, course tutors and find out more about your course. We will be in touch as soon as possible to get you booked in.

3. Get your offer

Once you have attended a CIM you’ll receive your offer of a place

4. Get your joining pack

We’ll send you all your joining details in one pack.

5. GCSE results workshop

Once you have your results we will be on hand to ensure you have a smooth transition to college.

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We look forward to welcoming you to West Herts College, in the meantime our Admissions team are here for you and are on hand to answer any questions you might have about college life and joining us in September. Please contact them on

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