A-level and GCSE results day 2020 have been confirmed

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https://inews.co.uk/opinion/comment/...er-day-2539947

Results days for A-Level and GCSE students have been confirmed by Gavin Williamson as Thursday 13th August for A-Level students and Thursday 20th August for GCSE students.

These are the same dates as expected for results before the pandemic occurred, cancelling exams and closing schools.

Does knowing when results day is help calm any worries you had?
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https://inews.co.uk/opinion/comment/...er-day-2539947

Results days for A-Level and GCSE students have been confirmed by Gavin Williamson as Thursday 13th August for A-Level students and Thursday 20th August for GCSE students.

These are the same dates as expected for results before the pandemic occurred, cancelling exams and closing schools.

Does knowing when results day is help calm any worries you had?
Not at all. Predicted grades already available and government rowing back on stated commitments. No reason why this shouldn’t be earlier unless government trying to ensure their objectives met rather than the objectives of the students and universitiea
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Not at all. Predicted grades already available and government rowing back on stated commitments. No reason why this shouldn’t be earlier unless government trying to ensure their objectives met rather than the objectives of the students and universitiea
There could be other reasons, there are a whole host of other factors that could mean they have had to circle back to the original A-level result date. Also worth noting they never committed to getting them released earlier, just that they would try!
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I'm glad I didn't cancel my holiday at work :lol:
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Doesn't really calm any worries for me because the worries are surrounding the grade Shame it's not in July though, they had considered it.
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I really don't see why it needs to be that late. Students won't know whether to revise for the Autumn exams or not. Most teachers will already have a pretty good idea where students are. Is all this time really needed?

The only reason why I can see them needing all this time is for exam board moderation but that worries me. How much control are our teachers really having when deciding our grades?
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makes me more p*ssed off they gave us hope it would be released late july
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makes me more p*ssed off they gave us hope it would be released late july
I want them to tell us why it is taking this long.
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(Original post by StrawberryDreams)
https://inews.co.uk/opinion/comment/...er-day-2539947

Results days for A-Level and GCSE students have been confirmed by Gavin Williamson as Thursday 13th August for A-Level students and Thursday 20th August for GCSE students.

These are the same dates as expected for results before the pandemic occurred, cancelling exams and closing schools.

Does knowing when results day is help calm any worries you had?
Thats so dumb...I have to wait until the 20th of August to find out if I want to resit any subjects.
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The only reason why I can see them needing all this time is for exam board moderation but that worries me. How much control are our teachers really having when deciding our grades?
There will be no moderation in the usual sense. Professional judgements regarding candidate outcomes will start and finish at schools and colleges.The exam boards will simply standardise the grades and rankings submitted by centres.
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They said teachers should decide by the end of May so why will it take 2 and a half months extra if there's no marking?
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This is so frustrating. How on Earth are students going to have enough time to revise for Autumn exams if they find out they need to this late??
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There's also UCAS as well. There's going to be a lot of panic when results are given out which would be a lot better if we had longer between results day and uni start dates.
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They need to release when exactly the autumn exams will be held. Bc there's clearly not gonna be enough time between results day and autumn exams for revision and we want to know when to start revising.
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They said teachers should decide by the end of May so why will it take 2 and a half months extra if there's no marking?
The deadline for centre submission of grades and rankings has not yet been announced. All we have been told is that, "The deadline will not be earlier than 29 May 2020 and centres will have a window of at least two weeks in which to submit the data."
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The deadline for centre submission of grades and rankings has not yet been announced. All we have been told is that, "The deadline will not be earlier than 29 May 2020 and centres will have a window of at least two weeks in which to submit the data."
Why do teachers need any longer to submit their grades? Most teachers I've heard from have said they already know what grades they will give for most students.
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How will university places be decided for competitive courses and universities? I thought that all universities gave out more offers than spaces so how will the university decide on who to give a place?
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How will university places be decided for competitive courses and universities? I thought that all universities gave out more offers than spaces so how will the university decide on who to give a place?
I think it is very likely that some unis will have more offers than places when results are given out. Chances are those with better predicted grades (who will have applied for these competitive places) will also have better teacher assessed grades. A longer gap between results day and uni start dates would give a longer period of time to sort this out.
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It doesn't give much time for an appeal if one is needed
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This is not reassuring at all. They're doing it to 'return to normality'. Why don't you give us our grades a bit sooner so we can 'return to normality' a bit sooner? Especially since people are going to be resitting exams in autumn. This is a nonsensical justification for a poor decision.
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