GCSE Results 2020: Headteacher’s Message
20th August 2020
Dear Students and Parents,
I’m delighted that we have been able to share your GCSE results with you today. These are a testament to your hard work and perseverance over many years at AMSI.
I wanted to take the opportunity to explain how your results were determined this year. As you know, this year’s GCSE results had to be awarded differently from usual, after exams were unable to go ahead due to COVID-19. Schools and colleges were asked to use their professional experience to make a fair and objective judgement of the grades they believed a student would have achieved had they sat their exams this year, and to submit these centre-assessed grades (CAGs) to the relevant exam board.
Groups of teachers and leaders in each subject worked together to discuss and agree the centre-assessed grade for each student. They took into account a wide range of available evidence, including class work, mock exams and other records of student performance.
The intention was that the exam boards would then moderate the CAGs, to check that schools and colleges had approached this task consistently, before providing students with their final calculated grades. Unfortunately, as you will no doubt be aware, the method they used to do this proved problematic, and was likely to lead to many grades being unfairly downgraded.
The government therefore made the decision that GCSE and A level students would be awarded whichever was higher for each subject – their CAG or their calculated grade. This is what the grades you’re receiving today are based on.
If you’re unhappy with any of your results, there will be an opportunity to resit them in November. We don’t yet have full details of how this will work, but please let us know if that’s something you’d like to pursue. Please email email@example.com to express your interest. Please do not contact your teachers directly as they will not be able to discuss your results. You must also want to talk to the sixth form or college you plan to go to in order to confirm your next steps. They may well be flexible about their entry requirements if this is necessary for you.
There is also a flyer on the website that signposts where you can go for emotional support if needed. We will communicate further as necessary and once again, congratulations for everything you’ve achieved in this most difficult of years.
Examination Results 2020
Arts and Media School is proud of all of our students and the work they put in towards their GCSEs. As with all schools across the country our students faced the challenge of school closure from March 23rd and the subsequent cancellation of their examinations which they had been working towards. As a centre we submitted Centre Assessment Grades in line with the guidance to ensure that our students are able to progress onto the next stage of their education.
We are proud of all of our students, but take this opportunity to highlight the following students as their attainment embodies the school vision of ‘Every Child a Scholar’. All of our scholars are able to access Level 3 courses to gain entry to the best Russell Group Universities. These students have worked hard throughout their time at Arts and Media and have been continually recognised for their excellent attitude to learning. They have shown resilience, self awareness, creativity, self discipline, independence and aspiration.
AMSI Scholars 2020 – Outstanding Achievement
Grade 9, 8 and 7 were dominant on the exam result sheets for Finn, Mohamed, Mariam, Yassine, Lusheen, Adam, Joshua, Diana, Akram, Tadashi, Mechelle, Hayaam, Abdullahi, Jedidja, Aaliyah, Ahmed and Mehbuba and Shyhiem (pictured below). They all secured top grades for their GCSEs.
We are particularly pleased with the outcomes for Mohamed, Mehbuba, Yassine and Finn and Mariam (pictured below) who were also the top 5 students from the analysis of the December Mock Examinations; they represent consistency in action.
A significant number of the above students joined us in Year 7 and we would like to recognise the work of the following primary schools from which we have successfully built upon:
St Aidans VA, Pakeman, Stroud Green, Pooles Park, Montem, Laycock, Tufnell Park, Grazebrook, Orchard Primary and Mayfield School.
We would like to take this opportunity to recognise the following students for the outstanding progress they made from their relative starting points.
Yassine Serrhini, Mehbuba Samia, Akram Abdulrahman, Hayaam Mohamed, Mechelle Cobos Tumbaco, Juwaerat Ayanda, Finn Else-McCormick, Mariam Lawani, Aaliyah Akcay, Salma Begum, Tharane Sooriyakumar, Sahin Abdullah, Jaydon Gibbons, Adam Gilbey, Joshua Nwosu, Alfie Dalligan, Diana Ovcarova, Tristan Angol-Vrondis, Lusheen Prendegast, Justice Johnson, Ranika Mansukani, Andre Celestino Lopes, Mohamed Sharif, Khalil Sambou, Louis Crammond, Shyhiem Hossain-Heath, Ty Crammond, Bonar Foo, James Whittington-Phillips and Callum Harte.
Celebrating AMSI Alumni Achievement
We are pleased to announce that our previous scholar Mazin Ali (Year 11 Cohort 2017/18) has been successful in securing a place at Cambridge University.
Mazin follows in the footsteps of Daniel Ash (Year 11 Cohort 2016/17) who is also at Cambridge studying Engineering.