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Welcome to the Exam's Office area

Within the Exam's Office area of this website we aim to provide students and parents with the tools and information which we hope will be both useful and informative. Application forms for exam re-sits, Access to Scripts (ATS) as well as Reviews of Results (RoRs) will be available and updated as each exam season changes. This page will also provide exam timetable dates for the next set of exams to be sat by our students as well as a list of key dates.

Summer 2020 - Covid 19

On 18 March 2020 the Secretary of State for Education told Parliament that, in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, schools and colleges in England would shut to all but the children of critical workers and vulnerable children after 20 March.  Exams scheduled for the summer would not take place.  The Secretary of State said that the government would work with the education sector and with Ofqual to make sure students who were preparing to take GCSEs, AS and A level exams in the summer would not be unfairly penalised.
On 23 March 2020, in a written statement to the House of Commons, the Secretary of State for Education confirmed the government’s priority was that students could move to the next stage of their lives and that GCSE, AS and A level students would receive a grade that reflected their work.  The statement explained the government’s intention that “a grade will be awarded this summer based on the best available evidence, including any non-exam assessment that students have already completed.  There will also be an option, for students who do not feel this grade reflects their performance, to sit an exam at the earliest reasonable opportunity once schools are open again”.
The Ofqual Board decided on the arrangements for an autumn exam series at its meeting on 24 June 2020.  The Board decided to implement the majority of the proposals set out in its consultation document.  In summary, these decisions mean that:
• exam boards must make exams available in all GCSE, AS and A level subjects in the additional autumn series 
• exam boards must base results on students’ performance in exams alone and not on any non-exam assessment, with the exception of art and design qualifications
• exam boards must issue replacement certificates for the summer results if students request this ( they can charge for this service)
• the exam boards must adopt the normal arrangements for reviews of marking and appeals

It is anticipated that exam boards will run the autumn series from October 2020 but no dates have been announced to allow for the flexibility that might be needed in the light of on-going disruption.  If possible, AS and A level exams should take place during October and GCSE exams in November.

Ofqual are currently consulting on the Appeals process for results awarded in Summer 2020.

Most recent A level Examination Results

Subject Nos  of Entries A* A B C D E U/X % Pass rate
Art 2     2         100%
Biology 28 2 7 7 5 7     100%
Business Studies 34 1 5 13 10 5     100%
Chemistry 26 3 8 2 6 3 3 1 96%
Computing 6 1 4 1         100%
Design Technology 13     1 8 2 2   100%
Economics 16   5 8 2 1     100%
English Language 1         1     100%
English Language & Literature 13     4 7 2     100%
English Literature 10   2 6 1 1     100%
Further Mathematics 17 1 7 5 2 1 1   100%
French 6 1 4   1       100%
Geography 20   4 9 6 1     100%
German 1     1         100%
History 20 2 9 6 3       100%
Mathematics 55 19 13 11 5 6 1   100%
Music 6     3 1 1 1   100%
Physical Education 10 1 1 3 4     1 90%
Physics 27 3 7 7 6 2 1 1 96%
Philosophy 2   1     1     100%
Psychology 32   2 8 12 4 6   100%
Level 3 Qualifications                  
Introductory diploma in IT (camb Tech) 6   4   2       100%
Diploma in Financial Studies ( LIBF) 10   2 4 4       100%

Most recent GCSE Examination Results

Subject 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 U/X % Pass rate
Art 2 3 1 2 2 2 1       100%
Business Studies 7 12 23 37 12 6 6       100%
Computing 2 5 4 3 5 4 1 1 1   100%
DT Paper & Boards   5 2 2 13 7 4       100%
DT Timbers 1   2 9 4 1 3       100%
English Language 10 13 27 31 59 35 6       100%
English Literature 12 25 31 55 27 17 4       100%
French 7 7 10 10 15 4         100%
Geography 10 12 34 27 22 15 1 1     100%
German 5 7 7 12 8 7 1       100%
History 11 13 12 17 17 8 5 2     100%
Mathematics 26 26 35 49 20 15 1       100%
Music 6 10 3 5 7 6         100%
Physical Education 3 7 5 11 7 4 2       100%
Religious Education 1 3 3 9 6 1 3 1     100%
Biology 25 39 23 45 19 9   1     100%
Chemistry 33 24 18 28 29 15 2     1 99%
Physics 32 27 22 29 24 13 2     1 99%

 

Subject 76 65 55 54 44 43 33 32 % Pass rate
Combined Science Trilogy 2 4 8 1 5     1 95%

 

Subject A* A B C D E U/X % Pass rate
Certificate in Digital Applications   14 12 29     17 76%
Additional Mathematics 20 12 4 2       100%

COLLECTION OF  SUMMER 2020 EXAM RESULTS & CERTIFICATES:  

Schools, FE colleges and other skills providers planning to open their doors to pupils and students on results day should continue to follow the hierarchy of controls they have used over the summer term, and that summer holiday providers are following during August.

In particular this means:

  • ensuring that those who have coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms, or who have someone in their household who does, do not come into school
  • cleaning hands more often than usual
  • ensuring good respiratory hygiene by promoting the ‘catch it, bin it, kill it’ approach
  • the school will clean frequently touched surfaces often using standard products, such as detergents and bleach

Schools, FE colleges and other providers should aim to practise social distancing in line with current government guidance on social distancing.

Students, pupils and parents should follow Coronavirus (COVID-19) safer travel guidance for passengers when planning their travel to school, and be encouraged to walk or cycle where possible.

The school will be observing current safety measures and social distancing on results days and we ask that students, parents and carers comply with these.  Please also ensure that you use the sanitising stations on site and follow any one-way systems in place.

The King’s School hopes to make this as ‘normal’ a process and celebration of students’ successes as we can. 

Candidates should collect their results from The Gymnasium on results day. A one-way system will be in place. Entry will be via the Lower Foyer and Exit via the Fire Exit.

  • Years 12 and 13 can collect their results between 08:00 and 09:00 on 13 August 2020.
  • Year 11 can collect their results between 08:00 and 09:00 on 20 August 2020.

If candidates are unable to collect their results in person, they can authorise someone to collect them on their behalf or alternatively provide a stamped addressed envelope and their results will be posted.  To request either of these options students must complete the Candidate Permission for Collecting Exam Results 2020 form which is available on the school website.

Please note results will not be issued by phone or email.  However, please DO NOT come to school if you have COVID 19 symptoms or you or your family are self-isolating on results day.  In these circumstances please email our exams officer Mrs Topham at lisa.topham@kings.lincs.sch.uk for guidance.

A level results 13 August 2020

On results day, in The Gymnasium, tables will be labelled alphabetically and students should collect their results from the letter corresponding to their surname.  Parents are asked not to enter school buildings but are welcome to wait in the designated area, socially distanced.

Should students wish to talk to a senior member of staff with regards to their results or seek advice as to university admissions the following members of staff will be available as below.

Please ensure that when waiting to speak to staff you observe social distancing.

Mr Whales         Room 109

Mr Barton          Room 110

Mrs Hirst            Room 109

Miss Bieber        Room 110

To speak with staff, please make your way over to the Sixth Form Centre, ensure that you sign the appropriate waiting list form and wait to be called by a member of staff. Your patience and observance of social distancing whilst waiting will be much appreciated

GCSE results 20 August 2020

On results day, in The Gymnasium, tables will be labelled alphabetically and students should collect their results from the letter corresponding to their surname.  Parents are asked not to enter school buildings but are welcome to wait in the designated area, socially distanced.

Enclosed with a student’s results will also be a letter advising them of one of the following:

  • Students that have met our published admissions criteria will be asked to hand in the return slip in the envelope into the collection box in The Gymnasium.
  • Students that have met our published admissions criteria but wish to revise their subject options are asked to return to school on Friday 21st August between 09:00 and 12:00 and discuss these with Mr Whales in the Sixth Form Centre.
  • Students that have not met the required criteria to study their preferred options, but can with a revised programme of study, be offered a place in the Sixth Form must see Mr Whales in room 109 in order to discuss and confirm their offer.
  • Students that have not met our published admissions criteria and to which we are unfortunately unable to offer a Sixth Form place are welcome to see Mr Dixon in room 110 for advice on the options available.

Students that have already advised us that they do not require a place in the Sixth Form at King’s but have changed their plans and now wish to seek a place, upon receipt or their results, are welcome to see Mr Whales in 109 to discuss their options.

To speak with staff, please make your way over to the Sixth Form Centre, ensure that you sign the appropriate waiting list form and wait to be called by a member of staff. Your patience and observance of social distancing whilst waiting will be much appreciated.

Admissions criteria for Sixth Form, including the right to an appeal, is on the school’s website and can be found here: http://www.kings.lincs.sch.uk/page/?title=Admission+Policy&pid=257

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