Information for parents/guardians of students in Year 11.
Information on Appeals: Burnage Academy for Boys August 2021
How were my / my child’s grades arrived at this year?
Grades this summer were based on Teacher Assessed Grades (TAGs). TAGs were submitted to the exam boards by us as a holistic assessment of students’ performance in a subject, following a rigorous process of assessment, moderation and quality assurance.
These grades were then approved by the relevant exam board, following external quality assurance checks.
In some cases, the TAGs we submitted may have been reviewed by the exam board, who may have asked us to submit an alternative grade. However, any changes to the grades we submitted were done by professional teachers or reviewers; this year no grades have been changed as a result of an algorithm.
What do I do if I’m not happy with my / my child’s grade?
All students have the opportunity to appeal their grade if they meet the eligibility criteria (see below). It is important to note that an appeal may result in a grade being lowered, staying the same, or going up. So if a student puts in an appeal and their grade is lowered, they will receive the lower mark.
There is also the option to resit GCSES in the autumn, which may be preferable to some students. The design, content and assessment of these papers will be the same as in a normal year.
For more information on the grounds of appeal and the processes please see the BAfB Information on Appealing Y11 Grades and JCQ Student Request Form for Centre Reviews and Appeals to Awarding Organisations files below.
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