2023 Summer Exams
Important information relating to the conduct of students in exams is given in the further information section below. All students must be aware of their responsibility for appropriate conduct including the items that are unauthorised in the exam room.
Students have access to personalised exam timetables and exam seat details in their Bromcom student portal.
Bromcom Student Portal
GCSE & BTEC Level 1& 2 results - Thursday 24 August 2023
Year 11 results will be available for collection at school on 24th August 2023. Students should arrive at the following times and line up on the concourse before entering the building to collect their results.
- 10.00am Beech house
- 10.30am Willow house
- 11.00am Oak house
- 11.30am Rowan house
They will be given an envelope containing their results and a letter letting them know whether they have a confirmed place at Highlands School’s Sixth Form. Pre-ordered year books and leavers’ hoodies will also be available for collection. Results will be available online later on in the day.
Year 10 students will be able to access their results via the My Child At School app from 10am. Students in year 10 should only come on site if they have accessed their result via MCAS and require the additional face-to-face support of a member of staff.
Highlands School’s Sixth Form enrolment day will also take place on the 24th August from 10am. After students have collected their results they will have a progression interview with a member of SLT or the sixth form team about their next steps and enrolment. If your child is unable to enrol on that day then you will need to email the sixth form team on firstname.lastname@example.org to advise us, so your sixth form enrolment and choices can be discussed. Year 12 students will be returning to school on Monday 4th September.
Information will be provided about the first day and induction process during the enrolment process.
We appreciate that some students may prefer to open their envelopes at home so there will still be an opportunity for these students to speak to a member of staff about their sixth form decision making process the following day. For this reason, Highlands School’s Sixth Form enrolment will also be taking place from 9- 10am, Friday 25th August 2023. Ms Hutchinson will also be available if students wish to speak to her.
A Level & BTEC Level 3 results - Thursday 17 August 2023, 8:30am
On Thursday 17th August the school will be open from 8.30am for students to pick up their A Level and BTEC results. Results will also be available electronically at 8am on ‘student portal’ (bromcomvle.com) to give students an opportunity to view their results from home and to contact universities as soon as possible, should they need to.
Once students have collected their results from the hall, members of staff will be available to offer support in the canteen. If students do not need any support following the collection of their results they will be asked to leave the site. This will include support with UCAS and results support.
UCAS Track will go live at 8:00am on results day. Here students will be able to see whether they have met the conditions of their university offer. There is a lot of information on the UCAS website, but support will be on hand with this.
Essentially, UCAS Track will show one of five outcomes:
1. Firm offer is now confirmed as a place
2. Insurance offer is now confirmed as a place
3. The university have not yet decided (in which case I advise to call them)
4. A place has not been secured which means students are eligible to go into clearing. In this case students need to follow UCAS track guidance and start exploring which universities have clearing places.
5. Students have exceeded the conditions of the offer and can choose to use the ‘Adjustment’ process on UCAS to search for a course which has higher entry requirements than the course they have applied to.
If students are unhappy with the place they have had confirmed, they can decline the place and voluntarily go into clearing. Members of staff will be available to support during this process.
If they now wish to take a gap year, they can ring or write to the university and ask them to defer the place for a year; or they can just withdraw from UCAS and re-apply in the next cycle.
If you have any questions before or after results day, please email email@example.com and a member of the sixth form team will be in contact with you. We hope to see every student on results day and we hope that the outlined system for collection gives you the confidence to attend this
celebratory moment. Please note that students only will be allowed to collect their results on site.
Summer 2023 contingency days
The awarding bodies have collectively agreed a contingency day for several years now which is always scheduled at the end of the GCSE, GCE AS and A-level exam timetables.
The contingency day is in the event of national or significant local disruption to exams in the United Kingdom, being part of the awarding bodies’ standard contingency planning for exams.
Following the Covid-19 pandemic, further resilience was needed within the exam timetables. A single contingency day was not felt to be sufficient if a national event or incident had a significant effect on the exam timetable. For example, summer exams could be affected by extremely high temperatures.
For the June 2023 exams, the awarding bodies have therefore introduced two additional half-day contingency sessions. These are on Thursday 8 June 2023 and Thursday 15 June 2023. The standard contingency day remains at the end of the timetable being scheduled on Wednesday 28 June 2023.
Schools and colleges should ensure candidates and parents are aware of the contingency arrangements on these three days. They should consider the contingency day of Wednesday 28 June 2023 when making their plans for the summer.
Candidates must be available until Wednesday 28 June 2023 should examinations need to be rescheduled.
If you have any queries regarding your results please either call or email the Exams Officer
Mrs C Bell
0208 370 1182
Uneven impact of the pandemic on 2021/22 school and college performance data
The government recommends:
- Not making direct comparisons with data from previous years or between schools or colleges.
- Discussing with the school or college factors that may have influenced these results and consider a range of information when forming a view on how well a school or college is doing, including pupil/student population information.