We are holding our Results Day ‘in person’ on Thursday 20 August 2020. However due to Covid-19 it will be a different day to normal, with us maintaining the guidelines for social distancing. We surveyed Year 11 during August about their preferences for timing of the day, and nominating friends that are likely to come in with, so that we could allocate socially distanced time-slots in friendship groups where requested. An explanation letter and time-slots will be texted to Y11 parents in the week ending 14 August, to allow staggered arrival times overall to avoid large gatherings as per government guidance.
Students should aim to collect their results in person. Any relative who is collecting results on behalf of a student should bring along a letter/note on the day written and signed by that student with the phrase “I give permission for my results to be given to [Full name of person collecting results]”. The relative should also bring some form of photo ID.
Alternatively a stamped addressed envelope can be left at Reception in advance of Results Day. Please be aware the school is closed during the summer, and social distancing is in place for any building contractors and other visitors. Please note any GCSE results being posted home will not go until Thursday afternoon.
Thank you to the vast majority of Y11 who were able to complete our Y11 survey that asked about the preferred times to hold Results Day, and gave students the opportunity to name friends they’d like to share a time-slot with. It was really helpful for planning purposes. We have chosen 9am-11am to stagger results collection, using Y11 preferences. A reminder that the survey also asks questions about how the 2020 Leavers’ Prom should run, provisionally booked for Thursday 12 November at Gisborough Hall, but also what you current plans for College courses in September, whether you need a hand with applying to college, and your evaluation of the revision and intervention we put on during your final year with us.
A small number of Y10 had option subjects that certified this year in: Performing Arts, Music, Computer Science and Religious Studies. They have been issued with a time to arrive in the same way as Y11. The same guidance applies regarding having someone collect the results on their behalf.
A reminder that many colleges and training providers are expecting students to have completed some bridging work, to help with catching-up/transition to post-16 as a result of lockdown. In most cases this will have been sent home by colleges, but we have gathered together work packs we are aware of, from across Teesside provider on our dedicated webpage here: www.normanby.outwood.com/y11transition
We of course want everyone in Year 11 to be set-up for their college, training and apprenticeship places for September. A reminder that Elaine Barker, our CareersInc advisor, has been in touch with those of you who have still been unsure. You can get still get virtual careers advice from her by completing this online form here: https://tinyurl.com/y3b3dcbr Do get in touch if you are stuck.
It is our understanding that students will be able to request to ‘resit’ examinations in order to try to gain a higher grade that the one awarded via Ofqual on the 20 August. Please be aware that information continues to evolve around the awarding of particular grades, potential appeals and potential resits.
To the right is a form that can be completed AFTER Results Day on the 20 August, after students have received results, spoken to staff and parents, and reflected on their options. It is designed to collect the names of students who would like to sit formal examinations in certain subjects, in the Autumn term of 2020.