Grades and Results

As we have reached the end of the academic year you will now be anticipating the release of results and certificates from awarding bodies. 

Whether your qualification assessments (assignments, exams, practical tests) were completed or the College submitted Centre Assessed Grades in accordance with Ofqual guidance, you will receive your results and certificates as normal. If you were on a two year programme you may receive a statement of results, this is not a certificate but just a record of your results to date.

The College closure this year has caused immense disruption to your studies and during this time we have been working with awarding bodies to limit the impact of Covid-19 on your qualification outcomes.

For those of you unable to complete assessments, tutors were asked to produce Centre Assessment Grades (CAG) based on a wide range of student evidence produced prior to closure. Following submission of these Centre Assessment Grades to awarding bodies, the awarding bodies undertook quality assurance processes to ensure grading standards were consistent across all centres and to arrive at approved final grades.


Grades will be released to Colleges in line with previous results days:

  • 13th August for AS, A Levels and other Level 3 qualifications
  • 20th August for GCSE and other Level 1/2 qualifications

For some qualifications results may be received by the College prior to this and will be issued to you as soon as they are received by the College.

Results will be posted to you (unless you come and collect them on results days – look out for further information to be sent out) and we will provide further guidance and explain what you need to do should you have any queries. You can contact the exams team at examresults@mbro.ac.uk or call 01642 333313.


FAQs

The decision of you final grades is dependent on your course:


A Levels & GCSEs
The decision to drop summer exams for both A Levels and GCSEs resulted in the College being asked to put forward your personal assessment grades. This included a combination of materials, including mock exam results, assessments, classwork and homework.

Exam boards then review the grades before they are awarded to ensure no-one is disadvantaged or advantaged - this is done to ensure grades are as fair as possible across all colleges and schools. This particular process was developed by awarding bodies and Ofqual, which may result in some of the grades that Middlesbrough College put forward being changed.

Vocational Qualifications/BTEC
During your time studying at Middlesbrough College, the various units you have studied have been submitted to the awarding body with your grades. These grades will be taken into account when deciding your final grades. 

For any incomplete units, we were asked to put forward assessment outcomes using a process set out by Ofqual and the Awarding Bodies - who have since been checked and reviewed these.

The outcomes from all of your units (both completed and uncompleted) will then be collated to determine your overall qualification grade.

The date Middlesbrough College receive and can release results to you varies dependant on the programme you have studied, however Level 3 results will likely be released on or before Thursday 13th August and Level 1 and Level 2 on or before Thursday 20th August.

 

Functional Skills
A process was created by Ofqual and the Awarding Bodies for Functional Skills qualifications. This process is focused around reviewing evidence in relation to your learning alongside putting forward proposed outcomes to the Awarding Body, who will have both checked and reviewed these.

Once outcomes are received from the Awarding Body, results and certificates will then be issued.

 

Higher Education
Higher Education qualifications have followed the standard assessment procedure in the main, with the exception of certain units on a handful of programmes.

The College has submitted forward assessment outcomes to the Awarding Bodies. Once these have been approved, you will receive your results and certificates.



Access to Higher Education
Any units completed prior to 20th March 2020 were put forward to the Awarding Bodies

as complete units. Your teacher then submitted estimated grades for any further units which were incomplete.

 

Apprenticeships
If you are an apprentice, there may be some impact upon your assessment, particularly if you were due to take a Functional Skills assessment or if you had reached the stage of end point assessment (EPA).  Any impact will be dependant on the type of apprenticeship you are taking. Please refer to your assessor for guidance.

A Levels
A Level students will get their results on pre-planned date of Thursday 13th August.


GCSEs
Those waiting on GCSE results will receive these on Thursday 20th August.


Other qualifications
The release of results for other qualifications varies by type/level of qualification and by the Awarding Body.  

City & Guilds qualifications
For those who studied a City & Guilds qualification with at the College, information has been released detailing that certificates won’t start to be printed and released to the College until September.  

Therefore, we will arrange to get them sent out to home addresses as soon as possible.

 

For further information, please contact the Exam Team on examenquiries@mbro.ac.uk alongside details of the qualification you studied, and your full name.

The Government has outlined very clear instructions to not discuss or share grading information with students, parents or carers.

Please be aware that the centre assessment grades which the College put forward to awarding bodies may not be the same as the final grades received, due to the awarding body taking other factors into consideration when setting final grades.

Students awaiting A Level and AS results have two options when it comes to receiving their grades.

Coming into the College
You can visit the main Middlesbrough College building between 8.00am-10.30am on Thursday 13th August. Please visit the town entrance reception and you will be given guidance on what to do next.


By post
If you do not come to the College on the morning of Thursday 13th August to collect your results, these will then be posted out to you that afternoon using First Class postal delivery.

For any queries please email examenquiries@mbro.ac.uk.

 

Information for students awaiting vocational qualification results (these options only apply to Level 3 qualifications):

Coming in to the College
If you have received a letter, please come in on the allocated time stated.


By post
If you haven't received a letter your results will be posted out to you using First Class postal delivery.

If you have any issues receiving your results, please email examenquiries@mbro.ac.uk.

Students awaiting GCSE results have three options when it comes to receiving their grades.

Coming into the College
You can visit the main Middlesbrough College building between 8.00am-10.30am on Thursday 20th August. Please visit the town entrance reception and you will be given guidance on what to do next.

 

By post
If you do not come to the College on the morning of Thursday 20th August to collect your results, these will then be posted out to you that afternoon using First Class postal delivery.

For any queries please email examenquiries@mbro.ac.uk.

The Government has announced that students who would have taken exams in normal circumstances, who are unhappy with their grades, will be given the opportunity to sit an exam later in the year.

The Government has ensured that students will not be disadvantaged by this situation.

Grades will have the same status as they would in any other year.

This means you will still be able to progress, whether that is onto a course, university, or your career.