Claremont High School Academy

Key information for Year 13 during 2020-2021

This page will be updated during the academic year with all the key information needed by parents/carers and students.  

 

A-level/vocational results' day is on Tuesday 10th August 2021. 

Please read this letter which outlines the key information you need to know about what happens this summer.  Please also refer to the letter sent to all Year 13 from our Exams Officer about results' day, appeals and autumn exams.   

 

Here is a short summary of the appeals' process:

Students’ right to appeal – If a student (including private candidates) feels the grade they’ve received is wrong, there’s an appeals process unique to this summer series, for them to follow.

Grounds of appeal – Ofqual has produced a student guide to awarding summer 2021 to help explain the process.

Stage one – Centre review

  • If a student feels their grade is wrong, they should speak to their school or college first to check if there was a mistake in determining or submitting the grade.
  • If there was a mistake, schools and colleges can submit a revised grade to the exam board to consider.

Stage two – Exam board review

  • If schools and colleges don’t find a mistake but the student still believes that their grade is wrong, they can ask their school or college to submit a formal appeal to the exam board for them. Students can appeal if they believe any of the following applies:
  • there was an error in the way the school or college followed or applied its procedure for determining their grade
  • the school or college did not make a reasonable judgement when deciding which evidence to use to determine their grade
  • the school or college did not make a reasonable judgement about their grade based on the evidence gathered.
  • If an appeal is submitted to an exam board, schools and colleges will need to supply the complete evidence in support of the student’s grade.

Deadlines – please see letter from Claremont’s Exams Officer.

Correcting results – Students should be aware that their grade could go up, down, or stay the same.

 

Here is a short summary of the UCAS process:

Tuesday 10th August

8.30am - UCAS Track opens and students find out if they have been accepted onto their first or second choice universities.

8.30am onwards - Students eligible for Clearing can search for available courses and contact universities.  

1400 onwards - Students can start to use Clearing to secure a university place.  

Tuesday 10th August until 18th August - Students that have exceeded their offers can use Adjustment to find an alternative university.  

30th September - Clearing vacancy information closes.  

If students are not accepted for their first or second choices, the most important thing is not to panic.  Take some time to research your options, talk to universities and try to make an informed choice about what the best option is for you.  Good luck!  

 

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Please read this letter which outlines the end of year arrangements for Year 13.  

All year 13 students will be completing assessments and coursework from Monday 19th April until Friday 21st May.  Students have received a timetable of assessments and should attend all other lessons as normal during this period.  Good luck to all of our amazing students!  

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School will re-open to all students from Monday 8th March 2021 in line with government instructions and guidance.  Please click here for re-opening arrangements and a letter outlining the key information for 6th form students.  

Students should only attend on Monday 8th March at the designated time for their first coronavirus test.

Lessons will start for all students from Period 1 on Tuesday 9th March. 

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All Year 13 lessons will be delivered online through Microsoft Teams at least until 8th March 2021.  All students will need to attend PM registration every day from 3 - 3.10pm. 

Please click here for a letter from the Executive Headteacher, Ms Hyde-Boughey, about the cancellation of exams.  Click here for a letter to all 6th form parents/carers from Mr Burns and a further letter to all Year 13 parents/carers and students.  

Late on Tues 5th January - The government announced that schools could decide whether or not January vocational exams/assessments could go ahead.  Please see the letter sent to all parents and students regarding this.  

Monday 4th January 8pm - The government have ordered a national lockdown so all lessons will be online until at least February half term.  The Prime Minister has stated “that this will mean it’s not possible or fair for all exams to go ahead this summer as normal”.  BTEC/CTEC exams taking place in January will go ahead as planned.  There are no further details at present.  

Sunday 3rd January - The government have delayed the start of the Spring Term.  As a result, all lessons for the week commencing 4th January 2021 for both Year 12 and 13 will be online.  From Monday 11th January 2021, all schools in London have, due to the high number of coronavirus cases, been placed in what is called the Contingency Framework.  This means that the school will only be open to students from Year 13 and Year 11 (and some students who are the children of key workers).  Year 12 will do lessons online during this week.  Please note that BTEC/CTEC exams will be taking place as planned from Monday 11th January. The government plans to re-open the school fully from Monday 18th January 2021. 

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Please click here for our 6th form newsletter for this term.

BTEC and CTEC mock exams are taking place for Year 13 from Monday 7th December until Friday 11th December.  Please click here for the mock exam timetable.   

Year 13 Parents' Evening - Wednesday 18th November 2020.  Please click here for the letter to parents and here for the guide to registering.  

Please click here for the letter sent to parents in October 2020 and here for updated information about school arrangements from November 2020 onwards.

Year 13 A-level mock exams - October 2020.  Please click here for the letter sent to parents regarding Year 13 A-level mock exams.   

Please click here for the letter sent to parents on 4th September and detailed guidance on arrangements for Year 13 students.  

Detailed guidance on the school's re-opening was sent to parents in September and in July.