Summer results and further information

This page contains important information about the release of qualification results this summer.

This year, certificating qualification results generated through the Teacher Assessed Grade (TAG) process are being released as follows:

Tuesday 10 August

  • AS and A Level
  • BTEC, NCFE and UAL Level 3 qualifications
  • Cambridge Technical Level 2 and Level 3 qualifications
  • City & Guilds Technical Level 3 qualifications

Thursday 12 August 

  • GCSEs
  • BTEC, NCFE, UAL Level 1 and 2 qualifications
  • City & Guilds Technical Level 2 qualifications

Other qualifications not generated via the TAG process will be released on a rolling basis throughout the summer. UAL midflight qualification results will be released at a later date.

We recognise that Results Days are important to our learners and that they will be eager to find out if they’ve managed to secure the grades they need to take the next step in their educational journey.

We are offering two options for results collection: online and on campus.

On Campus Collection*

All our colleges will be opening from 9am–12pm on both 10 and 12 August for learners to come in and collect their results in person.

The location on each site we are using to issue results are as follows:

  • Banbury & Bicester College – The Hall
  • Bracknell & Wokingham College – The Food Court
  • City of Oxford College (Oxpens Road) – FG02/FG03 (Opposite Reception)
  • Farnham College – Room 702 (Conference Room)
  • Guildford College – Park Room Restaurant
  • Merrist Wood College – Woody’s
  • Reading College – The Food Court
  • Technology Campus (BBL) – Reception Area

*To collect your results in person, a photo ID must be shown e.g. Student ID card, Driving Licence, Passport or similar

*Please also be aware that we still request that you wear a face covering in communal areas and in the locations/rooms where results are being collected. Whilst numbers of local Covid infections remain high, we are encouraging this to protect yourselves and others.

Any statements of results not collected on these mornings will be posted to home addresses after 12pm on those days.

Access to your results online (ExamNet)

Students will also be able to view their results via the ExamNet portal on the day of publication. Results will be published on the dates as advised. On these two dates ExamNet will allow you to view those results from 08:30 on those mornings.

Learners expecting to receive qualification results this summer should have received an email (sent to your personal email account) to enable access to the ExamNet Portal. This will prompt you to setup a password to access the ExamNet results portal. These emails were sent on Thursday 15 July.

Once you have set your password, you can access ExamNet here: https://examnet.activatelearning.ac.uk/Account/Login

If you have not received your ExamNet email we advise the following:

  1. Check your junk folder on your personal email account
  2. If you think your personal email is different to what we hold on record
    1. Contact our Contact Centre team at by calling 0800 612 6008
    2. Request to update your personal email and a re-issue of your ExamNet access email, please provide your student ID number, date of birth, your previous and new email addresses

A user Guide for ExamNet can be found HERE.

Your results may exceed your expectations or you may be unsure about your options.  Remember, Activate Learning is here to support you.

Level 3 and A Level results

If you are an Activate Learning student and would like support from the Careers team regarding your university application, please call 0800 612 6008.

Level 1, Level 2 and GCSE results

If you didn’t quite receive the results you were hoping for, don’t panic, we are here to support you.  Please give us a call on 0800 612 6008.

Ofqual and Awarding Organisations have produced a number of guidance documents to explain the approach for awarding qualifications like A Levels, GCSEs and similar vocational qualifications. Here are some of those guidance documents:

If you are interested in any other specific guidance about how a qualification was awarded this summer, please contact us and we will be more than happy to direct you to the appropriate resource.

Part of Activate Learning’s responsibilities in the Teacher Assessed Grade (TAG) process, was to create a Centre Policy detailing our approach to TAG grades which had to be approved by Awarding Organisations for A Level and GCSEs. This can be found here:

Activate Learning TAG grade policy summer 2021 (JCQ template) GCSE  A Levels

If you believe there has been a legitimate error relating to your grade, you have the opportunity to appeal. You will be asked to justify why you believe your grade is incorrect and there must be substantial evidence. Remember, your grade may well be lowered, maintained, or increased.

There are two stages to any appeal, stage one involves a centre review, where your grade will be checked for administration or procedural errors, this will not be a re-mark. Stage two is a review with the awarding body to determine whether there has been reasonable academic judgement used to determine your grade, again, this is not a re-mark.

Stage one appeals must take place before stage two appeals can be processed. 

The key dates for appeals are as follows:

Priority appeals (Level 3 qualifications only) (for students who are applying through UCAS for University this September)

10th August–16th August | window for student appeals opens

10th August–20th August | centres conduct stage one centre reviews

10th August–23rd August | centres submit stage two appeals to awarding bodies

Non-priority appeals

Results day–3rd September | window for student appeals opens

Results day–10th September | centres conduct stage one centre reviews

Results day–17th September | centres submit stage two appeals to awarding bodies

Failure to meet these stipulated deadlines will mean an appeal is unable to progress. 

If you wish to place an appeal, you must download and complete stage one, including the declaration, on the appeal form. This must then be submitted to appeals@activatelearning.ac.uk

You will receive an email within two working days to confirm the receipt of your appeal.

Appeal form can be downloaded here

If you have any questions about this process, please contact appeals@activatelearning.ac.uk and we will get back to you at the nearest available opportunity.

If you wish to read further information on the appeals process from JCQ, please refer to these documents:

In a similar way to Autumn 2020, there will be an opportunity for learners who receive a TAG grade in A Level, AS Level or GCSEs in the summer to sit these exams in the Autumn series. The Autumn series will be actual exams, no teacher assessed grades will be used and your performance will be purely based on the exams that you sit. 

Please be aware that the Autumn resits for GCSE and A Level are only available for those learners that were awarded a grade in Summer 2021 or there is evidence that you would have been entered in Summer 2021. Failure to meet the stipulated deadlines may result in your request being rejected or costs being applied. 

Depending on your enrolment status with Activate Learning in 2021/22 academic year, please follow the appropriate process: 

You are new or returning to us in 2021/22 academic year and wish to resit either GCSE Maths or English (you are enrolled to the subject in 2021/22 that you wish to resit): 

At the earliest opportunity in September, please contact your GCSE subject teacher to request a November resit. 

*Please note that you must attend classes and engage in learning activities. Failure to do so may result in your resit request being withdrawn. 

 

You are returning to us in 2021/22 academic year but will not be enrolled to the subject you wish to resit (AS or A Level): 

Deadline: Friday 3 September 2021

Email your local Exams office and request a resit (Exams Office email addresses are detailed at the bottom of this article). Please detail: 

  • Your Full Name 
  • Student ID Number 
  • Qualification Type (AS or A Level) 
  • Subject 

*Please note that no tuition will be provided for your preparation of this resit. And should you fail to attend the exams, Activate Learning may look to recover costs if you do not have a valid reason for your absence. 

 

You are returning to us in 2021/22 academic year but will not be enrolled to the subject you wish to resit (GCSE): 

Deadline: Friday 17 September 2021

Email your local Exams office and request a resit (Exams Office email addresses are detailed at the bottom of this article). Please detail: 

  • Your Full Name 
  • Student ID Number 
  • Qualification Type (GCSE) 
  • Subject 

*Please note that no tuition will be provided for your preparation of this resit. And should you fail to attend the exams, Activate Learning may look to recover costs if you do not have a valid reason for your absence. 

 

You have left Activate Learning and will not be enrolled to the subject you wish to resit (GCSE or A Level): 

Deadline: Friday 3 September 2021 (A Level) 

Deadline: Friday 17 September 2021 (GCSE) 

Email your local Exams office and request a resit (Exams Office email addresses are detailed at the bottom of this article). Please detail: 

  • Your Full Name 
  • Student ID Number 
  • Qualification Type (AS, A Level or GCSE) 
  • Subject 

*Please note that no tuition will be provided for your preparation of this resit. And should you fail to attend the exams, Activate Learning may look to recover costs if you do not have a valid reason for your absence. 

 

If you need to email us your resit request (were not enrolled to that subject), these are the email addresses for the Exams Offices. Please choose the correct email for your college: 

  • Banbury & Bicester College: examsbanbic@activatelearning.ac.uk 
  • Bracknell & Wokingham College: exams@bracknell.ac.uk
  • City of Oxford College: examsoxford@activatelearning.ac.uk 
  • Farnham College: examinations@guildford.ac.uk 
  • Guildford College: examinations@guildford.ac.uk 
  • Merrist Wood College: examinations@guildford.ac.uk 
  • Reading College: examsreading@activatelearning.ac.uk 
  • Technology Campus (Blackbird Leys, Oxford): bblexams@activatelearning.ac.uk

Certificates for the majority of the qualifications awarded via the teacher assessed grade (TAG) process this summer will be due to arrive with us in late October/early November. Once we have these certificates, we will post them to your home address.

To ensure that these certificates find you safely, we request that you maintain an accurate address with Activate Learning.

If you have moved address or are about to move after the results are issued, please complete our enquiry form with your student ID number, date of birth and new address. This must be sent from the email address you gave us when you enrolled, we will then update your details on our database. Please note that this is the official way to amend your address details. If you fail to maintain your address details and certificates are posted to an incorrect address you may be liable for replacement certificates costs.