A-LEVEL & LEVEL 3 Results Day
17 August 2017
Here is where you can find out everything you need to know about Results Day; how to find your results on the day, what your results mean, when you can collect your certificates and what your next steps will be.
A-LEVEL & LEVEL 3 – THURSDAY 17TH AUGUST 2017
GCSE & LEVEL 2 – THURSDAY 24TH AUGUST 2017
Cadbury College students will be able to access their results by logging on to Student Columbus. They will be available online from 6am. We would also like to invite all students and their families into the college from 9am to collect students' printed statements of results. There will be a photographer on site if you would like a famly photograph - these can be sent to you afterwards via email.
VERY IMPORTANT - Student Columbus
Make sure you check that you can login to Student Columbus before Thursday 17th August. Please telephone the college if there is a problem with your password BEFORE then.
What do your results mean?
Modular or Linear?
Modular qualifications involve units and use UMS.
Linear qualifications involve components and use raw marks only (not UMS). For linear qualifications, you will just receive an overall grade and results will no longer be shown for individual units. Please see your teacher for a more detailed breakdown. Teachers will be available from Tuesday 4th Spetember.
You may have a combination of modular and linear results which may appear confusing. Please contact your teacher or the Exams Office if you are unsure.
Unitised or modular qualifications have to ensure fairness and consistency across years and within subjects. The raw examination marks are converted into a common scale which is known as the uniform mark scale/score (UMS). It gives a fixed scale with common boundaries that are unchanged year on year and is used to make the marks compatible and comparable. The UMS grade boundaries are available below:
Convert Points to Grades
Convert UMS Points to Grades - Modular GCSE Updated: 11/07/2017 (280 KB)
Convert UMS Points to Grades - Modular AS & A Level Updated: 11/07/2017 (173 KB)
How is the A* Awarded?
The A*is awarded only for A Levels. The A* will not be awarded for individual units for the AS Level.
Linear A Level - For the new A Levels being awarded for the first time in June 2017, the A* will be set using statistical and technical evidence.
Modular A Level - The A* at A Level will be awarded to candidates who achieve a grade A on the A Level overall – 80% on the uniform mark scale (UMS) – and who also achieve at least 90% or more across the A2 units. For example, to achieve an A* where the max mark for the A Level is 400, you need to achieve at least 320 UMS for the full A Level (ie. an A overall) and 180 or more for the A2 units.
There will be a certificate collection day for students who have left Cadbury College on Wednesday 10th January 2018 between 10am and 2pm. You will receive a letter nearer the time with further information.
UCAS Track - Clearing and Adjustment explained
Check out our UCAS Track handout for all details on Clearing and Adjustment with UCAS. UCAS also have some useful information about the Clearing process on their website, and you can use their dedicated search tool for Clearing vacancies to take some pressure off on the day.
Our specialist Careers Officer will be in college on Thursday 17th and Friday 18th August, as well as Thursday 24th August if you would like to discuss some further options after receiving your results. Please come to the college between 9am and 3:30pm on any of the days.
Post Results Services
The exam boards provide some services which you may find helpful. You can request copies of your exam paper or instigate an enquiry about results (more popularly called a remark). All of the services have a fee and a deadline. Please read the below documents for some more detailed information. If you have any queries or concerns, please contact the Exams Officer in Student Central (email: [email protected]).