Teenagers will be allowed to pick up their A Levels earlier than normal
The wait for A Level results day 2021 is finally over and the big day has arrived for many students across the country.
Although exams were cancelled for the second time in a row due to the coronavirus pandemic, students will still receive a grade for their hard work.
This year, teens have been given teacher-assessed grades – the Department for Education and England's exams regulator Ofqual has allowed teachers to draw on a "range of evidence" when determining grades.
The date for A Level results has been brought forward to give students more time to appeal their grades.
Now young people and their parents are waiting anxiously to hear the results, which will be released Tuesday 10 August 2021.
What time can you pick up your A Levels?
You can pick up your results any time from 8.30am.
It is hoped the earlier schedule will allow students plenty of time to appeal, so A Level students do not miss out on their preferred university places in the autumn.
Schools should have already told students if their grades are being delivered by email or in the post.
Can I appeal my grades?
Lots of students are concerned about how their grades have been calculated.
Ollie Green, a 16-year-old from London told i newspaper: “People have felt since exams were cancelled in January, there’s been so much unfairness.'
One of the main complaints is that schools were given considerable autonomy over how to decide grades, with some students fearing this could leave them disadvantaged relative to their peers in other schools.
'Different schools have handled things very differently, so some had lots and lots of assessments, some didn’t,' he said.
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An Ofqual spokesperson has said: 'If [students] think there has been an error, [they] will be able to appeal their grades, initially to their school or college, and then to the exam boards, including on the grounds of academic judgement.'
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