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Teacher Assessed Grades (TAGs) 2021

Due to the pandemic and the cancellation of examinations in 2021, Forest Hill School has carried out a robust assessment process to generate Teacher Assessed Grades (TAGs) for all of our students studying for examinations in 2021. Please read below and refer to the TAG Policy for further details.

You can find more information on the evidence used to generate the TAGs for Year 11 here.

You can find more information on the evidence used to generate the TAGs for Year 13 here.

The A level results were released on Tuesday 10 August 2021 and GCSE results on Thursday 12 August 2021.

If a student feels the grade they have received is wrong, they should contact Ms Beadle, the school’s Examinations Officer, to check if there was a clerical error in submitting their grade. If this is the case the correct grade will be submitted and the student will receive the revised grade accordingly.

If there isn’t a clerical error but the student still believes that their grade is wrong, they can ask the Examinations Officer for access to the sources of evidence used to determine the grade, any marks associated with them, and details of any special circumstances considered such as illness or access arrangements.

Appealing Exam Results

The next step is to request a formal appeal to the exam board. Students can appeal if they believe any of the following applies:

  • there was an error in the way the school followed or applied its procedure for determining their grade
  • the school did not make a reasonable judgement when deciding which evidence to use to determine their grade
  • the school did not make a reasonable judgement about their grade based on the evidence gathered.

Priority appeals are available for Sixth Form students whose university place is in jeopardy as a result of their grades. If they wish to appeal they must do so by Thursday 12 August 2021. This service is not available for Year 11 students or those who are not going to university.

To allow school staff to collect and submit evidence to the exam board, the deadline for requesting an appeal is Friday 3 September 2021. We cannot guarantee that requests received after this date can be actioned.

Students should be aware that their grade could go up, down, or stay the same as a result of the appeals process.

Autumn Series

If students are disappointed with their grade and would like to improve it, autumn exams will take place in October for A Levels and November for GCSEs. Students should contact Ms Beadle, Examinations Officer, if they wish to take an exam.

If you or your child would like to appeal against their Teacher Assessed Grades or would like to discuss it further, please complete the Student Appeals Form and email it to the Examinations Officer, Ms Beadle.

If you have any concerns about the process or would like to discuss it with a senior member of staff please contact one of our Deputy Head Teachers.  For GCSE concerns please contact Mr German and for concerns around SFH6 grades please contact Ms Woolf.