Y11 Exam Results Update

GCSE Grades
Range from grade 1 up to grade 9

BTEC Grades

As you will have seen in the media Pearson exam board is not releasing BTEC Level 1 and Level 2 results today. If you studied a BTEC course your results slip will show a Q next to these qualifications, to indicate the grade is pending. Once we have more information we will contact you. Post 16 providers are aware of this issue however if your enrolment onto your chosen course is affected please contact the academy for further support.

Centre Assessed Grades:
As you may have heard on the news, the government recently made the decision for exam boards to use Centre Assessed Grades to determine your results instead of an algorithm system that has now been deemed as unfair.

In order to calculate Centre Assessed Grades teachers used a range of evidence including your non-exam and classroom assessments and assignments, your PPE grades and any other records of your performance during Key Stage 4. At least two teachers and Subject Leaders were involved in agreeing each proposed grade before each one was signed off by Mrs Roberts, Head of School.

For further exam information please go to: https://cockburnjohncharles.org/parents-carers/exam-information/

If you require any further support:
You can phone school on 0113 4872800 or email year11@cockburnjohncharles.org on Thursday 20th and Friday 21st August and we will have staff on hand to respond and support.

The National Careers Service has an exam results helpline during August 2020. Call 0800 100 900 to speak to a professionally qualified careers adviser for advice on the next steps. It is open from 8:00am to 10:00pm from Thursday 13th August to Friday 28th August. After these dates, young people will be able to access ongoing support at any time on 0800 100 900, visiting https://nationalcareers.service.gov.uk/contact-us or searching for National Careers Service on social media.

We understand that this has been a difficult time for you and hope that you can now have a positive move into the next stage of your education. We remain extremely proud of your achievements during your time at Cockburn John Charles Academy and wish you well for your future.

Year 11 Post 16 Admissions Support

Below you will find information for each of our main Post 16 destinations regarding admissions following results day.

Elliott Hudson College – visit https://www.elliotthudsoncollege.ac.uk/  select Admissions for 2020 then the 2nd box on the next page – Trust Partner & High Propensity enrolment information. All information can be found there along with what to do if you are unable to enrol on the appointment time you have been given, if you want to change your options or if you have not achieved your expected grades.

Notre Dame College – visit https://www.notredamecoll.ac.uk/ and select Enrolment 2020. All answers can be found there as to what to do next along with what to do if you do not achieve your expected grades.

Leeds City College– there have been issues with the website, these should be resolved by results day but it is worth following @leedscitycoll on twitter for important updates. If you have accepted an offer from Leeds City College you will receive an email and text on 19th August then on 20th August you will receive a pre- enrolment email with your details already completed – you will then upload your GCSE grades and return to college.

You can still apply for courses by contacting the school liaison staff 01133861997 or if you have not heard anything and want to talk to someone at the college. If you do not achieve your expected grades you can talk with staff at the college on Thursday 20th August and Friday 21st August on 0113 2354720.

Wakefield College– visit https://www.wakefield.ac.uk/ and the enrolment section. If you have applied to Wakefield college you will have received an appointment for a face to face interview- if you are unable to attend please cancel by calling 01924789110 and if you have concerns about your grades on results day please call 01924789481

Leeds College of Building – visit https://www.lcb.ac.uk/ and select School Leaver- Study Programme. If you have received a conditional or unconditional offer from the college, Student Services will contact you by email with instructions on how you can enrol. If you still haven’t applied, don’t worry, the college is still accepting applications and you should call Student Services on 01132226002 to see what places are available.

For any other post 16 colleges please check the individual websites for enrolment information.


Mr Mulcahy and Mrs Norton are available on email mulcahyg@cockburnjohncharles.org or nortonv@cockburnjohncharles.org if you want to speak to either member of staff on the telephone on results day and Friday 21st August, please email your contact telephone number.


Do not worry, there is support available to help you. Good luck.