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Exam results FAQs

The government announced in February 2021 that qualification results for this year will be based on Teacher Assessed Grades (TAGs). We are working to guidance from the Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ) to ensure that all students at the college who should receive results this summer will do so. You can find details for about all of the Awarding Bodies from the JCQ. 

TAGs are grades that have been worked out by teachers, using a range of evidence of performance including coursework, mock exams, questions from exam boards, and other work that has been completed such as in-class tests, to ensure that it is valid, reliable, objective and free from biasThis is for all types of qualifications: GCSEs and vocational qualifications such as BTECs. You can read more about how we have assessed students work in our policies. You can download our Teacher Assessed Grades Appeals Policy and Procedure here.

When will results be released?  

Results will be released on the following dates 

Board Qualifications Results day 
VTCT Technical certificate and qualification Thursday 15 July 2021*
City and Guilds Technicals Level 2 Thursday 12 August 2021*
NCFE Level 3 Tuesday 10 August 2021 
Pearson BTEC Nationals Level 3 Tuesday 10 August 2021*
AIM Awards Access to HE, Other Qualifications Thursday 12 August 2021 
AQA GCSEs Thursday 12 August 2021 
City and Guilds Technicals Level 3 Tuesday 10 August 2021*
NCFE Level 2 Thursday 12 August 2021 
Pearson GCSEs, BTEC Firsts, Tech Awards and Level 2 Technicals Thursday 12 August 2021 
Cilex CILEx Level 3 Professional Qualifications  Friday 20 August 2021 

*Please note – due to potential delays relating to COVID-19, qualification results for some subject areas may not be issued on the results days shown in the above.

Those qualifications potentially affected are as follows:

BoardQualification
VTCTL2 Technical Food Certificate
PearsonBTEC L3 Sport and Fitness
City and GuildsL2 Technical Food
City and GuildsL2 Technical Plumbing
City and GuildsL3 Technical Food
City and GuildsL3 Technical Plumbing
City and GuildsL3 Technical Media Make-up Artistry

Any student who does not received their results on the date shown in the above table will be contacted by the Exams Team as soon as they are released from the Awarding Organisation.

How will I receive my results?

  • We will send results to all eligible students to your personal email, as soon as possible on results day and by the latest by 5pm. It may take longer for some emails to arrive than others.  
  • If you have not received your results, please check your spam or junk folders in your email.  
  • If you have previously unsubscribed from receiving emails from Leicester College, you will not receive your results by email.  
  • We will also send paper copies by post to all eligible student, to your home address.  
  • If you have moved or changed your personal email since you enrolled, please let us have your correct contact details by filling in this form or call on 0116 224 2240 
    • DD slash MM slash YYYY
  • You will not be able to come into college to collect your results.  

What if I don’t receive my results?

If you do not receive results in the post, please contact the Exam’s team on 0116 224 2240, then enter extension number 8028. If you have previously unsubscribed from receiving emails from Leicester College, you will not receive results by email. 

Will I still get a certificate?

Yes. Once the certificates are received from the awarding organisations and have been processed by the College, they will be sent to your home address by post. 

Is there someone I can talk to for advice or support after I get my results?

Yes. We have an expert team of careers advisors who offer free and independent advice. You can request an appointment with an advisor by completing this form. 

Can results be appealed?

Yes. We are finalising how you can appeal results and will update this page with details as soon as possible.

What if I am a student with special considerations?

Special considerations for students were reviewed as part of the grading process.

Student Request Form for Centre Reviews Appeals

Important information for students


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?
You can ask the centre 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.

What will be checked during an Awarding Organisation appeal? 
You can ask the Awarding Organisation to check whether the centre made a procedural 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.

When do I need to submit my request? 
You should submit a request for a centre review by 16 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 23 August 2021 and requests for non-priority appeals should be submitted by 17 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.

Teacher Assessed Grade Stage One Centre Review Form
The form can be found under the Contact us, Teacher Assessed Grade Stage One Centre Review heading here

Teacher Assessed Grades Appeals Policy and Procedure
Please download our Policy and Procedure here