Results Guidance & Appeals 

Congratulations Y11 on receiving your exam results. Please click here to read a letter from Mr Rhodes regarding results day 2020. This letter explains how your results were determined.












If you have any specific queries regarding your results, please email:


Please click here to access the government guide: Understanding your qualifications grades this summer: updated 20 August 2020. This guide outlines your options once you have your results. 

Appeals process for GCSE grades Summer 2020 – Guide for students

Firstly, even if your results aren’t what you were hoping for, it is still possible that you will be able to move on to the next stage of your education or employment as you had planned.

If you have concerns about your grades, you can find all the information regarding appeals by clicking here.

As per OFQUAL guidance, it is important to note that:

1. Your school or college can appeal to the exam board on your behalf if it believes the exam board made a mistake when it communicated your grades.

2. You cannot challenge your school or college under the appeals process on the centre assessment grades it submitted or your rank order positions. Any appeal would have to be undertaken by someone better placed than your teachers to judge your likely grade if exams had taken place. In the unique circumstances of this summer, we do not believe there is such a person.

3. You cannot appeal because your mock result was higher than the grade you were awarded. Your mock grade will have been taken into account in determining your centre assessment grade. You will either receive your centre assessment grade or your calculated grade (whichever is higher).


If the school feels an appeal is appropriate then it will appeal on your behalf.


Please note:

All appeals must be made by Winterhill School. This summer, your grade is protected, meaning that it will not go down to a lower grade as a result of an appeal.

The deadline for appeals is 11 September 2020.

Deadlines for exam resits is also 11 September 2020.

Further guidance can be found below. Please click the header to read the relevant information: 

1. Changes to awarding of GCSE, AS and A level: guide for teachers, student, parents & carers: summer 2020Guidance for teachers, students, parents and carers following a decision to issue results using centre assessment grades or calculated results where higher.

2. National Careers Service 

Exam Results Helpline:

Telephone 0800 100 900


Telephone 0300 303 3344

Contact the Ofqual student support phone line if you want to find out more about how you were graded, the autumn exams series, how to make an appeal or raise a concern about bias or discrimination.






GCSE results day is Thursday 20th August 2020


Your child’s Ofqual approved exam grades will issued via email to their school email address on the 20th August 2020.


If your son/daughter needs assistance in accessing their email address, or you would prefer the grades to be posted, the please contact school via with your request and your child’s full name.


Please note, that any grades which have been requested for posting, will arrive after the 20th August depending on delivery times.



GCSE Exam Booklet Guidance for Students and Parents 2019/2020

JCQ Examination information for candidates documents 2019/2020

Examination Rules and Regulations 2019/2020


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