Examinations at The Marvell College are managed by the Data, Examinations and Curriculum (DEC) team.
The team consists of the Deputy Headteacher, an Assistant Headteacher, an Associate Assistant Headteacher, the Examinations and Data Administrator, the Attendance Administrator and a team of trained examination invigilators.
On a daily basis the main point of contact would be our Examinations and Data Administrator, Mrs Adele Norton firstname.lastname@example.org.
The DEC team manages all internal and external examinations for all Year Groups. This includes requesting entry details from subject leaders, making examination entries, generating seating plans, liaising with subject leaders and Heads of Year, making arrangements with the facilities management company, training and booking of invigilators and liaising with Examination Boards as required.
For relevant examination bodies all examinations, controlled assessments and other non-examination assessments are conducted in line with JCQ guidelines. The guidelines of other awarding bodies, such as NCFE, are followed as required. No deviations from such guidelines are permitted under any circumstances.
Students will complete most of their public examinations at the end of Year 11 but it should be noted that examinations in hospitality and music are planned to be taken during Year 10. The Marvell College does not condone the taking of family holidays at any time but especially so during the examination period which is predominantly May and June of each year. Parents and Carers who are unsure as to what examinations their child may be taking should contact their child’s Head of Year in the first instance.
GCSE and equivalent examination results are released on the nationally published date which is normally the last Thursday in August. Year 11 students are invited into school to receive their results on this day. Students in other year groups will receive their results from their classroom teachers on their return to school in September.
Certificates for Year 11 students are normally received from Examination Boards during September and October following the release of results in August. Once all certificates have been received the college will write to students explaining how they may obtain their certificates.
Students who left the college more than 12 months ago should contact our Examinations and Data Administrator, Mrs Adele Norton email@example.com with any queries they may have about obtaining any uncollected certificates.
GCSE appeals letter
Dear Year 11 students, parents and carers
We hope this letter finds you well and looking forward to the next stage of your education or working life after The Marvell College.
Our thanks go to students for their hard work and commitment shown in the most trying of circumstances over the last 12 months. We are extremely proud of the way in which they engaged with school life, and with the resilience and determination they displayed. They are a credit to the school, themselves and their families.
In this letter, we have set out how and when you can access details of your results, and how they were awarded. The key date here is Thursday 12 August 2021. Please do take the time to read the information provided carefully, especially if you are unable to collect your results in person.
The processes by which we awarded grades was lengthy and detailed, and we are confident they are a fair reflection of the work students put in. It is important that you understand how this process was completed. Brief details are included in this letter, but our Centre Policy for the Awarding of Grades is published on our website, and should provide the answers to any additional questions you may have.
We have also included details of the procedure you should follow if you are unhappy with the grade awarded. The relevant documentation to accompany this procedure will be published and available to access through our school website.
As always, we are happy to help and support students in any way we can. If you do have any questions or queries please contact the school by email on firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that outside of term times these emails are picked up periodically, but not every day.
Mr D. C. Matthews