Results

Collecting results online for GCSE and Vocational Programmes

For all GCSE and Vocational Programmes all results can be viewed through your Proportal account.

GCSE Results and BTEC programmes Level 2 will be available from 7.55am on 20 August 2020.

To view results, go onto ProPortal, Click “Information”, then choose “Enrolments” or “Exams”. (both will show you your result)

Alternatively, you can login to MyDay and follow the link to results from the Homepage.

If you can’t login or you have forgotten your password please contact: it.helpdesk@dudleycol.ac.uk with your name, student ID, and date of birth. They will action immediately – and help you reconnect to your accounts.


Vocational Results

BTEC Level 1, 2 and 3 - Updated Monday 24th August 2020, 10.00am

On Wednesday 19th August 2020 some awarding bodies announced that they are regrading all the following qualifications for 2019/20 awards issued as part of this summer’s results session. This includes BTECs - BTEC Level 3 Nationals (2010 QCF and 2016 RQF), BTEC Level 1/2 Tech Awards, BTEC Level 2 Technicals and BTEC Level 1/2 Firsts.

The main exam board to make this announcement was Pearson they have since issued this important message and confirmed that they will be available at these dates:

“All eligible results will be available by August 28. We are reviewing results at Level 3, including those with UCAS requirements, as an absolute priority and will start releasing those to schools/colleges from August 25.”

Your results will be seen on ProPortal. Please check your Proportal Account on these dates to see if any changes have been made.


A level Results

Important announcement following changes to AS and A level results - Updated Wednesday 19th August 2020

Examination regulators in England, Ireland and Norther Ireland announced that students who received A level grades on 13 August 2020 that were lower than the ones predicted by their teachers, will now receive their Centre Assessed Grades (CAG).

Accordingly all A-level results have now updated on ProPortal to reflect correct awarded grade. Please review your grades online – if you have already requested your CAG grades these will now correspond.

If you want to request your CAG grades formally and have not yet done so please email results@dudleycol.ac.uk. If you want to talk to a member of the Dudley Sixth Management Team with regard to your results please call: 01384 363 374.

Please note there is no change to any results for Vocational Programmes that were also issued last week.

Following the announcement by Ofqual that all results for 2019/20 academic year for AS and A levels and GCSE results (which students will receive later this week), will be based on centre assessment grades learner grades will be provided by the Awarding Organisations to UCAS who will then communicate the grades to all Higher Education Institutions (HEI). If you wish to share your results directly with any HEI please request them from results@dudleycol.ac.uk.

UCAS have confirmed that:

  1. Offers will not automatically change in Track
  2. When the revised grades are issued, students will not automatically be confirmed at their original firm choice
  3. Students will need to contact their preferred university or college (including their original firm) who will be able to advise what to do next.

This means that if you wish to reconsider any decisions with regard to University places that you have accepted, for instance where you have accepted your second choice University because your grades did not secure your first choice institution, you should contact the Admissions department of the University and discuss the matter directly with them. Your new results do not automatically guarantee your acceptance on to your first choice of study.


Collecting results - A level learners

All Dudley Sixth learners will be able to view their results online from 8.00am on 13th August.

You will be able to access results through your Proportal account from 7.55am on the day.

To view results, go onto ProPortal, Click “Information”, then choose “Enrolments” or “Exams”. (both will show you your result)

Alternatively, you can login to MyDay and follow the link to results from the Homepage.

If you can’t login or you have forgotten your password please contact: it.helpdesk@dudleycol.ac.uk with your name, student ID, and date of birth. They will action immediately – and help you reconnect to your accounts.

If you have applied to go to University or want to study a Higher Education programme with Dudley College and you have an offer of a place from your Higher Education Institute you will be able to see if you have been accepted by logging on to Track.

Been accepted?

If one of your choices has been confirmed then you're in. Congratulations!

  • The uni or college will be in touch if there are any remaining requirements, like proof of your qualifications
  • You're now entered into an agreement with them
  • So if you have any second thoughts, you'll have to discuss your options with them.

Still waiting?

Don't worry if you're still waiting for a uni or college decision to be updated in Track.

  • The uni or college will update your application when they've seen all your results
  • They have a lot of applications to update though, so it might take some time
  • In some cases it might be that your results haven't come through yet.

Unexpected grades?

If you haven’t done as well as you expected in your exams, don’t worry. There are still a number of options available to you. Here's what to do if you didn't do as well as you expected:

  1. Talk to your teachers and family about your options. Speak to the university or college you planned to go to – they may still take you, especially if you only just missed out on your grades.
  2. If you’re not able to get onto your chosen course, you can use UCAS’ Clearing service to find a similar course which is right for you, with entry requirements that match your grades. Find out more about Clearing.
  3. If you’re not able to get onto your chosen course, you may be able to resit your exams. Speak to your teachers about this and what you need to do next.
  4. Alternatively, you can look at doing something different, like a gap year or employment. Find out more about your options.

Information Advice and Guidance – Getting into University & support with clearing

Dudley College is here to support you if you want to go to University and want to enter the clearing system – Three Careers Guidance staff are available to guide you through the process. Contact them via phone from 9am on Thursday 13th August:

Jaki will be on: 01384 363 963

Margaret will be on: 01384 363 399

Rosie will be on: 01384 363 672

The National Careers Service also has an exam results helpline during the whole of August 2020. You can contact the helpline on 0800 100 900 to speak to a professionally qualified careers adviser for advice on your next steps. The helpline will be open from 8am to 10pm from Thursday 13 August until Friday 28 August. After this, you will be able to access support at any time by calling 0800 100 900 or visiting their website.

Collecting results - All other learners

If you have completed a full-time vocational programme at Level 3 including BTEC Diploma or Extended Diploma your overall result and final grade will be available online on Thursday 13th August.

You will be able to access results through your Proportal account from 7.55am on the day.

To view results, go onto ProPortal, Click “Information”, then choose “Enrolments” or “Exams”. (both will show you your result)

Alternatively, you can login to MyDay and follow the link to results from the Homepage.

If you can’t login or you have forgotten your password please contact: it.helpdesk@dudleycol.ac.uk with your name, student ID, and date of birth. They will action immediately – and help you reconnect to your accounts.

Level 2 and all other qualification results will also be available on Thursday 20th August online too.

If for any reason your results are not shown on these days please contact our Exams Hotline on 01384 363 099.

Making an Appeal against your final grade

If you are unhappy with your final grade either for A level subject/s or Vocational Programmes you must follow the process laid out below so that your concerns can be dealt with. There is both an internal college process and an external awarding body process to follow. You cannot normally make an external appeal until you have at first been through the internal college process. *

Any appeal submitted to the college has to be from a learner and not a parent or guardian – so you must submit all correspondence in your own name.

Internal Process

Step 1

Your first step is to find out your centre assessed grade.

If you wish to see your centre assessed grade so that you can compare it with your final grade please make a formal request by emailing: results@dudleycol.ac.uk.

Step 2

There are very limited grounds on which an appeal against your final grade can be made – these have been set out by The Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual), who are the government body that regulates qualifications, examinations and assessments in England.

Before considering if you wish to make an appeal you should read the Ofqual guidance: student guide to appeals and malpractice or maladministration complaints in summer 2020.

Below is a summary of the grounds for appeal:

  1. The College believe that something systemic (technical) has gone wrong
    • the College made an administrative error when submitting the centre assessment grade (CAG) and/or rank order
    • there is a question about whether the exam board made a mistake when calculating, assigning or communicating a grade
  2. The learner believes the college has not followed the process correctly
    • there has been bias, discrimination or other factor that suggests the College did not behave with care and integrity when determining the CAG.
  3. The College believes the historical data used for standardisation was not a reliable basis for predicting its 2020 results.

On consideration of your centre assessed grade and in line with the Ofqual guidance if you then feel you fulfil the criteria for an appeal and wish to proceed to the next step of the process you should do this by emailing: appeals2020@dudleycol.ac.uk stating the grounds for your appeal.

Step 3

Your Curriculum Manager will then contact you to discuss your situation and to determine if the college agrees there is sufficient grounds for an appeal. If so, then this will be sent to the Exam Board on your behalf. The outcome of any appeal sent to the Exam Board will be communicated to you as soon as we receive it.

Step 4

If you do not agree with the outcome of the discussion you can escalate the matter to an Assistant Principal who will review the case.

The outcome will fall into one of these grounds:

  • The College supports your appeal and will take it forward to the external appeal process.
  • The College does not support your appeal. If you are unhappy with this decision you can then follow the College Complaints Process

* the exception to this is if you have evidence of serious malpractice on the part of the college, then you can go directly to the exam board whereby they will investigate the allegations as potential malpractice or maladministration.

Fees

If the college supports an individual’s internal appeal to go forward to external appeal they will in the first instance cover the costs of that appeal. On the outcome of this if an individual wants to escalate their appeal to the next stage, through an awarding bodies process, they will be asked to cover the costs of doing this.

First sit Examinations

In the case of A level examinations if you choose to sit the examination you must speak to your Curriculum Manager who will record your intention to do this. You will not be charged for this in the first instance.

You will be notified by Examinations of the date of your examination. It is expected sittings for examinations will take place in the Autumn 2020 term – so you must be available to return to college on the specified date to take part in the public examination.

Dates for individual subjects will be published as soon as they are available.

Further Information

Ofqual has published resources for students receiving their qualifications this summer. These resources include a student guide to post-16 qualification results that provides students with additional information to help them understand how their results have been awarded, what to expect on results day, and the options available to them if they are unhappy with their result.

Ofqual has also published a student guide to appeals and malpractice or maladministration complaints in summer 2020. This information will help students understand if they have a reason to make an appeal or a complaint about malpractice or maladministration, including concerns about bias or discrimination.

Ofsted Report May 2017

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