Important information for students
Students will be able to access their results on myLoreto from 8:30am on Tuesday 10th August for A level and Level 3 BTEC courses. Students completing GCSE and Level 2 BTEC courses will be able to see their results from 8:30am on Thursday 12th August.
The College will only be open to students who need to use the computer facilities to access Clearing. Heads of Halls will be available on results day to advise and support students about their options should they need to consider Clearing and university places. You will need to email your Head of Hall, who will then make contact with you via your mobile number as stored on myLoreto. Please be patient as many students usually need our support.
Please note that Heads of Hall are unable to give detailed advice about appealing your grade if you are unhappy with the grades awarded.
Please find below our guide to the Results Process 2021:
If you think your grade is wrong, you should first ask College to check whether a mistake has been made in determining or submitting the grade. This is called a Stage 1 Centre Review. If College identifies a mistake, we can submit a revised grade to the exam board to consider. If College doesn’t identify an error but you still believe that your grade is wrong, you can ask College to submit a formal appeal to the exam board for you. This is called a Stage 2 Appeal to Awarding Organisation.
Stage 1 Appeal
If you wish to submit a Stage 1 Appeal please fill in this form
Please note we can only accept Stage 1 Appeals using the above form.
Please also find below some useful information regarding the TAGs and Appeals process:
Please note the deadline for a Stage 1 Centre Appeal is Friday 13th August at 4pm. After this time we will endeavour to prioritise the priority appeals to meet the Stage 2 Appeal deadline to the Awarding Organisation but cannot guarantee this.
|What may happen to your grade during the centre review and appeals process?
If you request a centre review or an awarding organisation appeal there are three possible outcomes:
• Your original grade is lowered, so your final grade will be lower than the original grade you received.
• Your original grade is confirmed, so there is no change to your grade.
• Your original grade is raised, so your final grade will be higher than the original grade you received.
Once a finding has been made you cannot withdraw your request for a centre review or appeal. If your grade has been lowered you will not be able to revert back to the original grade you received on results day.
What will be checked during a centre review? (Stage 1)
You can ask the centre (i.e. Loreto College) to check whether it made a procedural error, an administrative error, or both. A procedural error means a failure to follow the process set out in the centre policy. An administrative error means an error in recording your grade or submitting your grade to the awarding organisation.
You must request a centre review before you can request an awarding organisation appeal. This is so the awarding organisation is certain that your grade is as the centre intended. Please note that we will only accept one form per grade that is being checked. If you want to check more than one grade, you will need to complete a form for each grade.
What will be checked during an awarding organisation (i.e. exam board) appeal? (Stage 2)
You can ask the awarding organisation to check whether the centre made a procedural or administrative error – or whether the awarding organisation itself made an administrative error. You can also ask the awarding organisation to check whether the academic judgement of the centre was unreasonable, either in the selection of evidence or the determination of your grade.
Please note that we will only accept one form per grade that is being checked. If you want to check more than one grade, you will need to complete a form for each grade.
When do I need to submit my request?
You should submit a request for a centre review by 13 August 2021 for a priority appeal, or by 3 September 2021 for non-priority appeals.
Once you have received the outcome of your centre review, if you wish to request an awarding organisation appeal you should do so as soon as possible. Your school or college will submit this on your behalf. Requests for a priority appeal should be submitted by 19 August 2021 and requests for non-priority appeals should be submitted by 16 September 2021. Priority appeals that aren’t submitted to the awarding organisation by 23 August 2021 will still be treated as a priority but they may not be completed in time for those with a higher education place dependent on the outcome of the appeal.
What is a priority appeal?
A priority appeal is only for students applying to higher education who did not attain their firm
choice (i.e. the offer they accepted as their first choice) and wish to appeal an A level or other Level 3 qualification result. You should inform your intended higher education provider that you have requested a centre review or appeal.
What is your UCAS personal ID and why is it needed?
Your UCAS personal ID is the 10 digit code included in all correspondence from UCAS. This is needed to confirm that a student’s place is dependent on the outcome of the appeal.
Please note that the use of false information, offensive language or undue pressure could be construed as malpractice and may be investigated by both the College and the awarding organisation with the result that you may not receive a grade.
For more detailed information on JCQs Guidance and Loreto College’s TAG Process please click on the links below: