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Exams Office

Admissions Tests 2021

If you intend on taking university admissions tests this year, please click on the links below for information, fees and an application form.

Cambridge Admissions Tests 2021 – Not BMAT

Oxford Admissions Tests 2021 – Not BMAT

MAT - University of Oxford, Imperial College London and The University of Warwick 2021

TMUA - Cambridge 2021

BMAT - November 2021 Entry

If you have any questions about admissions tests, please email exams@mhchs.org.uk

 

Appeals Process Summer 2021

Students who believe they have been issued with the wrong Teacher Assessed Grade can go through the appeals process. A full guide to the Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ) appeals process can be downloaded here and it is recommended that all students considering an appeal should read this document before submitting a request form. The Centre Policy can be downloaded here.

Please note that as an outcome of either a Stage One - Centre Review or Stage Two - Appeal to the Awarding Organisation the originally awarded grade can be lowered, remain the same or be raised.

Once you have submitted a Stage One - Centre Review Form or a Stage Two - Appeal to the Awarding Organisation Form you cannot withdraw from the process.

Stage One – Centre Review

Stage One is when a student submits a Stage One - Centre Review to the school if they believe the school has made either an administration error or a procedural error.

An administration error is when the school, for example, has submitted an incorrect grade to the examining board or recorded an incorrect grade against an item of evidence that was subsequently used in the determination of the grade.

Procedural Error is when the school, for example, did not follow their Centre Policy, did not undertake quality assurance or take account of access arrangements or special considerations.

Students who wish to submit a Centre Review must carefully read and complete a Stage One – Centre Review Form and send to Appeals@mhchs.org.uk. Students must use their school email addresses in all communications.

The school will report the outcome of the Stage One - Centre Review to the student. If the school concludes that the grade should NOT be amended it will report its findings to the student. If the school finds that a grade should go up or down, we will ask the exam board to change it. They will then consider this request and the school will then inform the student.

Stage Two – Appeal to the Awarding Organisation

(You must have submitted a Stage One – Centre Review prior to submitting a Stage Two request)

If the student believes that the process has not been resolved through the outcome of a Stage One – Centre Review they can ask the centre to submit a Stage Two - Appeal to the Awarding Organisation form.

Through this process a student can ask the awarding organisation to review whether the school made an administration error, a procedural error or an unreasonable exercise of academic judgement.

An appeal on the basis of an unreasonable exercise of academic judgement is believing either:

  1. the selection of evidence to determine the grade was unreasonable
  2. the determination of the grade based on the evidence was unreasonable

Please note, “The reviewer will only conclude that there has been an unreasonable exercise of academic judgement if the Teacher Assessed Grade was clearly wrong – i.e. there was no basis upon which the grade could have been given.” (A guide to appeals process, JCQ 6.26)

 

Students who wish to submit an Appeal to the Awarding Organisation must carefully read and complete a Stage Two – Appeal to the Awarding Organisation Form and send it to Appeals@mhchs.org.uk. Students must use their school email addresses in all communications.

The awarding organisation will report their findings to the centre who will in turn inform the student of the outcome.

Key Dates for Appeals

Retakes Autumn 2021

GCSE Autumn 2021 Resits NOT MATHS AND ENGLISH LANGUAGE 

GCSE Autumn 2021 Resits Maths and English Language only

Exams Office Hours

The Exams office operates term time, normal school hours; the best way to contact the Exams Office is via email exams@mhchs.org.uk

Certificates from the Autumn 2020 season

These are ready for collection at the school gate between these times –

9.00 – 2.30

3.45 – 4.15

Please bring photo ID with you. If you are sending someone else to collect them for you, please email your permission to exams@mhchs.org.uk and tell them to bring their own photo ID.

On-roll students who are wishing to pick up certificates from past years should email exams@mhchs.org.uk.

Students no longer on-roll

Students should email exams@mhchs.org.uk and state:

  • Full Name
  • Candidate number
  • Last year exams were sat
  • DOB

Students must inform MHCHS Security and Reception of the date they intend to collect their certificates so that access to the school site can be arranged.  Photo ID (driving licence, passport etc.) will be required when collecting certificates.  Whilst on the school site students must collect their certificates and leave directly.  They are forbidden to wander around the school seeking out friends or teachers.

Third party collections

These are available if students are unable to collect their certificates themselves.  The student must send a copy of their Driving Licence or a copy of the picture page of their passport together with the third party information.  Email exams@mhchs.org.uk with this information who will send a confirmation email to be passed on to the third party, which must then be presented to reception together with personal photo ID so that the third party can be identified.  Certificates will not be handed over unless the school can be satisfied that the transaction is genuine.  MHCHS Security and Reception must be informed of the date for the third party collection.  

All requests can take up to two weeks to process.  Certificates will be placed on reception when they are ready for collection and the student informed. 

Past Certificates

The School is no longer required to store these indefinitely.  The Exam Boards’ requirement is that certificates are held for a year.  As a gesture of goodwill the school will extend this to two years.  Certificates for exams taken up to and including the Summer of 2016 have now been destroyed.

Lost Certificates

If you have lost your certificates or did not collect them and they have now been destroyed you will have to contact the individual exam boards for copies (AQA, OCR, Pearson, WJEC) 

Statements of Results

MHCHS can let you have a Statement of Results printed on school note paper for a fee of £10 or £1 on plain paper.  However please note the school’s electronic records only go back to the summer 2014.  It is a lengthy process to access the archives therefore requests can take up to 4weeks to process.  Please email exams@mhchs.org.uk with the following information:

  • Full Name
  • Candidate number
  • Last year exams were sat
  • DOB

Secure collection requirements are as per certificates.  Payment to be made directly to the school’s bank account.  You will be given the details when the request is processed.

Hyperlinks to exam boards: AQAPearsonOCRWJEC

Certified Certificates

The school is happy to provide up to 3 copies free of charge but can only do so if the certificates are brought up to the school.  Please email the Exams Office with the date and time you are able to do this.  Please note the main hours the Exams Office is open is 10am-3pm but on some days it can open earlier and close later.

Lost Certificates

If you have lost your certificates or did not collect them and they have now been destroyed you will have to contact the individual exam boards for copies (AQA, OCR, Edexcel, WJEC).  The school can let you have a statement of results printed on school note paper.  This service carries an administration fee of £10, but please note the school’s records only go back to the summer of 2003.  Please email with your full name, DOB and the year you last sat exams.  It is a lengthy process to access the archives so please allow up to 28 days for a reply.

Contact

Please check this page carefully to ensure that the information you need is not listed before you contact the very busy Exams Office. If the answer to your query is already listed you will be redirected back to the website.

The exams office can be contacted by email on exams@mhchs.org.uk