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Exam Results 2022

GCSE

PRESS RELEASE:
Summer 2022 GCSE Results

“This is a great day for Chipping Norton School.

The GCSE (and BTEC) results of our students are exceptional and represents the perfect reward for the students and colleagues who have given so much for so long. We knew our students had the potential, but to see that potential realised is magnificent and inspiring.

Our excellent results are right across the board, amongst all students and subjects.

Some key headlines include:

  • Close to 80% secured five GCSEs or more, including both English and mathematics.
  • 51% of students achieved a grade 7 to 9 in English, whilst 92% secured a grade 4 or above.
  • 34% of students achieved a grade 7 to 9 in mathematics, whilst 87% secured a grade 4 or above.
  • 80% of all students secured a grade 4 to 9 in at least two sciences (biology, chemistry and physics), with approximately one-third securing the top grades (7 to 9) in biology, chemistry and physics.
  • Close to 40% of all grades were in the 7 to 9 range, with almost one quarter being grades 8 or 9. In French, 91% achieved a grade 9.
  • Compared to 2019, the average grade achieved by all students rose by more than half a grade.

Furthermore, the progress and attainment of disadvantaged students has again leapt and means that they achieve and make progress in line with all other students nationally. Working extremely hard, every single day, with inspirational teachers is the simple explanation for this wonderful success.

All of these achievements reflect on the commitment of students, but also their teachers’ expertise and the quality of our curriculum. The care, guidance and support each receive is also extremely important.

Rewardingly, we can see that the performance of our students in 2022 was in line with the grades awarded in 2020 and 2021. This illustrates the integrity of my colleagues’ CAGs and TAGs – and also affirms the fantastic achievements of those students in both years!

Neither the past nor the present determines the future and so we ‘go again’ in a few days’ time with renewed excitement, determination and ambition.”

Greg Ledgard-Hoile, Chair of the Governing Body, writes…

“I want to congratulate our wonderful students, our Headteacher Mr Doherty, and his fantastic team at Chipping Norton School, for the truly outstanding GCSE results achieved this year. This follows hot on the heels of our exceptional sixth formers’ record A level results reported last week. Chipping Norton school continues to outperform an ambitious school improvement and development plan, and has gone from strength to strength over the past seven years. Our school enjoys a loyal and dedicated body of teaching and support staff who always go the extra mile for their students. However, without the commitment and energy of those students, and their incredibly supportive parents and carers, we could not be in the happy position we find ourselves in today.

I also wish to express my gratitude to those families who maintained faith and loyalty in their local school over these years. Students who joined in year seven and have now completed their GCSE exams did so on the basis of trust and a deep-rooted pride in our local community. CNS has always been a good school and our stated aim is to be a great school. We hope that this latest set of results assures families of the huge strides we have and continue to make at CNS. For those on that journey with us we celebrate these results with you and look forward to seeing you back in our outstanding sixth form, or moving on to new adventures.”

Assistant Headteacher for Key Stage 4 Standards, Mrs Yvette Armistead, writes…

“We know the sacrifices made by our students to achieve these grades and pay tribute to their energy, humour, team-spirit and willingness to work with us every single day. We are thrilled that success has not been isolated and that all of our students have reasons to be very, very happy and proud today.

However, whilst it would not be appropriate to list their names, there are several students whose successes have brought tears to staff eyes. Overcoming illness, personal difficulties, or other challenges, often goes unnoticed by other students but we know how so many of our students showed tremendous resilience and determination to believe in themselves and their future. Their achievements are of equal merit and we are proud of them all.”

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Tuesday 19 July 2022

Dear Students, Parents and Carers,

RE: GCSE Results Day – Thursday 25 August

As we come to the end of the school year we wanted to ensure that you have all the information at your fingertips on the GCSE Results Day. If you have not already completed the google form to tell us whether you are coming into school or receiving your results via email then please do so before the end of today.

We pride ourselves on providing the very best advice and guidance possible on the results days and with this in mind please see below the contact points available to you.

Support on the Day

  • If you have not met the Sixth Form entry requirements or have a query regarding a place in the Sixth Form then please email Mrs Davison (Assistant Head of Sixth Form) [email protected]g as soon as possible to book an appointment with Mr Ward (Head of Sixth Form).

    Please state whether you would like a telephone call (please provide the contact number in the email) or face to face appointment in school.

    Appointments will be available from 10.00am – 4.00pm.

  • If you have not met the requirements for an apprenticeship or college place, or you need help deciding where to go next, then please email Mrs Knowles (Careers advisor) [email protected] as soon as possible to book an appointment.

    Please state whether you would like a telephone call (please provide the contact number in the email) or face to face appointment in school.

    Appointments will be available from 10.00am – 4.00pm.

If you are unsure who you need to see to discuss your options, then please email Mrs Davison (Assistant Head of Sixth Form) [email protected] as soon as possible and she will direct you to the right person.

Review of Marking

The process of appealing grades with exam boards is called a review of marking.

Exam boards have asked that only those students in Year 13 who need to appeal a grade as a matter of priority (because their university place is dependent on it) do so before September.

Please note that exam boards do not re-mark your work, they simply check the calculations are correct (the adding up of your marks up has been done correctly etc.), and check the marking criteria has been applied fairly by the examiner who marked your paper. During any review of marking, results could go up or down or stay the same. You will not keep the higher of the grades, and an appeal cannot be withdrawn once a decision has been made.

If you wish to apply and pay for a review of marking, you can complete the paperwork and pay the associated fees now, and then we will submit your application when we return to school in September.

If you are considering a review of marking, please first visit our website for all the information regarding this. If you need any help, or guidance with this, please email Mrs Lawson (Exams Officer). [email protected]

Collecting your certificates

We will receive certificates from the Examination Boards by the middle of November. As it is a requirement that we obtain a signature when issuing them, it would be appreciated if you would arrange for these to be collected at that time. Parents and carers may collect certificates on your behalf but must bring a form of identification with them.

We wish all students well and hope that you enjoy a well-earned summer break and wish you all the best on the next stage of your adventures.

Yours faithfully

Alan Trainer
Deputy Headteacher

Tammy Lawson
Examinations Officer

Thursday 25 August 2022

Dear Students,

Your GCSE and BTEC Results

Enclosed are your GCSE (and BTEC) examination results.
After all of the hard work and the waiting, we hope these results remind you of that link between commitment and success, and that you have many reasons to celebrate with your family and friends today!

If you need any advice from the school about your results, or where you are going to be from September, then don’t forget that Mr Parker and Mr Ward will be available today. Please see the enclosed copy of the letter Mr Trainer sent in July, with all the details you will need to make sure you get the help and support.

If you have not achieved the general GCSE entry requirements for our outstanding sixth form, then contact Mrs Davison today, [email protected], so that she can look into special consideration for you.
For subject specific queries regarding entry to our sixth form, you will need to attend an enrolment appointment on Friday 2 September, between 10.30am and 12.30pm, in order to discuss your options with the relevant heads of department.

Term begins for all years 12 and 13 students on Wednesday 7 September 2022. Don’t forget that you will have your own entrance and electronic fob to get used to as well. Please be on site by 8:35am so that you can find out which tutor group you are in and who is your tutor.
Whether you are staying with us or leaving, we wish every single one of you great happiness and success in the next chapter of your lives. If you have a spare moment or two in the next few days, it would be great to drop an email to any of your teachers from the last few years to let them know how you got on. Your results will not be known to them for a few weeks and they are eager to find out!

I hope that your long summer break has been fun and relaxing. A new adventure begins in just a few days’ time. You are ready for this and have only begun to understand your potential and the possibilities that you will have in your life.

Yours faithfully

Barry Doherty
Headteacher

A Level

PRESS RELEASE:
Summer 2022 A level Results

Headteacher, Mr Barry Doherty, writes…

“I am delighted to share the news that the extraordinary commitment, energy and belief amongst our students and their teachers have resulted in a tremendous set of examination results. Across every subject, our Outstanding sixth form can now celebrate the impact of the hard work undertaken by students and staff. We have succeeded in overcoming the hurdles presented in recent years by focussing our endeavours on the thing within our control – a great curriculum that delivers the highest quality teaching, learning and assessment.

“Our community deserves this day after the challenges of the last few years.

“Our headline figures represent and celebrate the remarkable efforts of our highly talented students and their incredible teachers.
• 39% of all grades were A* or A
• 69% of all grades were A* to B
• 92% of all grades were A* to C
• 100% of all grades were A* to E

Deputy Headteacher, Mr Alan Trainer, writes…

“Our broad sixth form offer continues to secure outstanding provision and outcomes. This success can be seen across all our subjects and disciplines. For example, over two-thirds of all entries secured A* to B grades in the following subjects: Further mathematics (100%); drama & theatre (100%); mathematics (89%); English language and literature (86%); chemistry (85%); physics (75%); fine art (75%); history (71%); sociology (70%); biology (69%) and English literature (69%).

“Our highly accurate assessment over the past two years has enabled teachers to work very closely with all students. My colleagues’ knowledge of each student is exceptional and these results reflect this fact and the joint commitment to secure superb outcomes and destinations.”

“We continue to welcome a record number of external students to our outstanding sixth form because they are attracted to the exceptional level of pastoral care, academic provision and high expectations that we are committed to securing for all students.”

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Tuesday 19 July 2022

Dear Students, Parents and Carers,

RE: GCE Results Day – Thursday 18 August

As we come to the end of the school year we wanted to ensure that you have all the information at your fingertips on the GCSE Results Day. If you have not already completed the google form to tell us whether you are coming into school or receiving your results via email then please do so before the end of today.

We pride ourselves on providing the very best advice and guidance possible on the results days and with this in mind please see below the contact points available to you.

Support on the Day

  • If you have not met your University entry requirements or have a query regarding help and guidance with clearing then please email Mrs Davison (Assistant Head of Sixth Form) [email protected] as soon as possible to book an appointment with Mr Ward (Head of Sixth Form).

    Please state whether you would like a telephone call (please provide the contact number in the email) or face to face appointment in school.

    Appointments will be available from 10.00am – 4.00pm.

  • If you have not met the requirements for an apprenticeship or college place, or you need help deciding where to go next, then please email Mrs Davison (Assistant Head of Sixth Form) [email protected] as soon as possible to book an appointment.

    Please state whether you would like a telephone call (please provide the contact number in the email) or face to face appointment in school.

    Appointments will be available from 10.00am – 4.00pm.

If you are unsure who you need to see to discuss your options, then please email Mrs Davison (Assistant Head of Sixth Form) [email protected] as soon as possible and she will direct you to the right person.

Review of Marking

The process of appealing grades with exam boards is called a review of marking.

Exam boards have asked that only those students in Year 13 who need to appeal a grade as a matter of priority (because their university place is dependent on it) do so before September.

Please note that exam boards do not re-mark your work, they simply check the calculations are correct (the adding up of your marks up has been done correctly etc.), and check the marking criteria has been applied fairly by the examiner who marked your paper. During any review of marking, results could go up or down or stay the same. You will not keep the higher of the grades, and an appeal cannot be withdrawn once a decision has been made.

If you wish to apply and pay for a review of marking, you can complete the paperwork and pay the associated fees now, however if you are accepted into university on the grades you have achieved, we will not submit your application until we return to school in September.

If you are considering a review of marking, please first visit our website for all the information regarding this. If you need any help, or guidance with this, please email Mrs Lawson (Exams Officer). [email protected]

Collecting your certificates

We will receive certificates from the Examination Boards by the middle of November. As it is a requirement that we obtain a signature when issuing them, it would be appreciated if you would arrange for these to be collected at that time. Parents and carers may collect certificates on your behalf but must bring a form of identification with them.

We wish all students well and hope that you enjoy a well-earned summer break and wish you all the best on the next stage of your adventures.

Yours faithfully

Alan Trainer
Deputy Headteacher 

Tammy Lawson
Examinations Officer

Dear Students,

Your A level Results

Enclosed are your A level examination results.
After all of the hard work and the waiting, we hope these results remind you of that link between commitment and success, and that you have many reasons to celebrate with your family and friends today! You are the generation that had their GCSE examinations pulled at the last minute and whilst that brought some relief, it has also meant the pressure on you in these examinations has been so much greater. Each one of you has been admired by all of your teachers for the way you have handled everything in the past two and a half years. You deserve great things.

If you need any advice from the school about your results, or where you are going to be from September, then don’t forget that Mr Parker and Mr Ward will be available today. Please see the enclosed copy of the letter Mr Trainer sent in July, with all the details you will need to make sure you get the help and support.

If you have not achieved the entry requirements for your university or apprenticeship you may contact Mrs Davison today, [email protected], so that she can advise you about your options.

If you have a spare moment or two in the next few days, it would be great to drop an email to any of your teachers from the last few years to let them know how you got on. Your results will not be known to them for a few weeks and they are eager to find out!

I hope that your long summer break has been fun and relaxing. Whether you are taking a year off, going to university, or starting an apprenticeship, we wish you every happiness and success in the months and years ahead. Your grades do not define you; they will neither set you up or hold you back for life. They are simply a set of keys to the next stage in your life – and you really have no idea how far you will travel if you choose to do so. Your potential is indeed limitless.

Yours faithfully

Barry Doherty
Headteacher

Exam FAQs

Very many congratulations on your results, and well done for all your hard work.

Results days are a time to come together to celebrate the results of your hard work. I know that many students will be delighted with their achievements and are already looking forward to their next adventure. 

Today also gives us the chance to problem-solve, and find the next positive move forward, when your results aren’t what you expected. These results do not define you; they are a part of what you have achieved, an academic tool with which to travel to your next adventure. 

If you are wondering what to do next, please read the FAQs below, these answer the queries I receive most frequently on results day. 

General

Yes, just let us know ahead of time if you would like your results via email.

We will email results to those who have opted for this around 9.00 am, please bear in mind the system emails results one at a time, so there may be a delay in receipt. (For instance, you may receive yours at 9.05 am and your friend at 9.47 am.)

We will also email the results of all students to your parent or guardian after 10.00 am.

Emails will go to your Chipping Norton School email address, and your parent or guardian will receive their email on the address the system holds for them.
If you have checked these, please email and let us know.

The school will be open between 9.00 am and 10.00 am on Thursday 18 August for in-person collection of A level results and between 9.00 am and 10.00 am on Thursday 25 August for in-person collection of GCSE results.

We will also email the results of all students to your parent or guardian after 10.00 am.

Yes, if you let us know in advance, a parent or guardian may collect your results for you, they will need to bring a photo ID, and you must remember to tell us in advance who they are.

When you appeal your grade, an examiner checks that the marks were awarded reasonably and fairly for each question, they do not remark your paper.

If you are within a couple of marks of a grade boundary, it may be worth asking the examination board to check this has been done, and that there are no clerical errors, for example adding up the marks.

We do not recommend you ask for an appeal if you are not within a couple of marks of the next grade boundary as your grade can go down as well as up, and once an appeal has been decided you cannot withdraw it.

We can request your script unless you want to see your script before asking for an appeal, this may not be in school until September.

A Level Results

We can request a priority copy of your script to help you decide whether an appeal is necessary.

Contact Mrs Davison, who can organise an appointment with someone today. Sometimes, depending on the marks you achieved, it can be worth appealing your grade with the exam board. We only recommend this when you are within a couple of marks of the grade boundary, as your marks can go down as well as up, and this could reduce your grade.

You can also access clearing via the link on our website, and call the offering university and ask for their advice.
Be aware that if you decline a place at university, to search through clearing for something different, or whilst you are awaiting an appeal, the university may release your accommodation.

If you achieved better grades than you expected you may decide to look for a different course, be aware that if you decline a place at university, they will release your accommodation.

Make sure you speak to the university first.

GCSE Results

If you have failed to get the required grade 4 in maths and/or English, you will need to speak to someone. Without a grade 4 in maths and/or English, you will need to keep studying these subjects until you’re 18. The type of study depends on what grade you got, and what course you want to do at college, or subjects you would like to study in the sixth form.

Contact the college you would like to attend, as they are able to advise you. Sometimes you will be able to do retakes at the same time as starting A levels, so it’s certainly worth checking. If you were due to start an apprenticeship, contact the provider to see if you will still be able to start or if you’ll need to achieve the required results beforehand.

With the exception of 2021, when students could retake any subject, maths and English GCSE are the only resits you can do in November.

You may be able to attend the sixth form, either by changing your options or speaking with the head of subject or if you are awaiting the results of an appeal. You will need to contact Mrs Davison in the first instance.

Links to exam boards

Yes, just let us know ahead of time if you would like your results via email.

We will email results to those who have opted for this around 9.00 am, please bear in mind the system emails results one at a time, so there may be a delay in receipt. (For instance, you may receive yours at 9.05 am and your friend at 9.47 am.)

We will also email the results of all students to your parent or guardian after 10.00 am.

Emails will go to your Chipping Norton School email address, and your parent or guardian will receive their email on the address the system holds for them.
If you have checked these, please email and let us know.

The school will be open between 9.00 am and 10.00 am on Thursday 18 August for in-person collection of A level results and between 9.00 am and 10.00 am on Thursday 25 August for in-person collection of GCSE results.

We will also email the results of all students to your parent or guardian after 10.00 am.

Yes, if you let us know in advance, a parent or guardian may collect your results for you, they will need to bring a photo ID, and you must remember to tell us in advance who they are.

We can request a priority copy of your script to help you decide whether an appeal is necessary.

Contact Mrs Davison, who can organise an appointment with someone today. Sometimes, depending on the marks you achieved, it can be worth appealing your grade with the exam board. We only recommend this when you are within a couple of marks of the grade boundary, as your marks can go down as well as up, and this could reduce your grade.

You can also access clearing via the link on our website, and call the offering university and ask for their advice.
Be aware that if you decline a place at university, to search through clearing for something different, or whilst you are awaiting an appeal, the university may release your accommodation.

If you achieved better grades than you expected you may decide to look for a different course, be aware that if you decline a place at university, they will release your accommodation.

Make sure you speak to the university first.

When you appeal your grade, an examiner checks that the marks were awarded reasonably and fairly for each question, they do not remark your paper.

If you are within a couple of marks of a grade boundary, it may be worth asking the examination board to check this has been done, and that there are no clerical errors, for example adding up the marks.

We do not recommend you ask for an appeal if you are not within a couple of marks of the next grade boundary as your grade can go down as well as up, and once an appeal has been decided you cannot withdraw it.

We can request a priority copy of your script to help you decide whether an appeal is necessary.

We can request your script unless you want to see your script before asking for an appeal, this may not be in school until September.

Contact Mrs Davison, who can organise an appointment with someone today. Sometimes, depending on the marks you achieved, it can be worth appealing your grade with the exam board. We only recommend this when you are within a couple of marks of the grade boundary, as your marks can go down as well as up, and this could reduce your grade.

You can also access clearing via the link on our website, and call the offering university and ask for their advice.
Be aware that if you decline a place at university, to search through clearing for something different, or whilst you are awaiting an appeal, the university may release your accommodation.

If you achieved better grades than you expected you may decide to look for a different course, be aware that if you decline a place at university, they will release your accommodation.

Make sure you speak to the university first.

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