Exam Results 2020

Exams were cancelled in summer 2020.  Centre-assessed grades were used to provide outcomes for students.  Results are not comparable to 2019 and 2018.

The more detailed information below describes how our students have moved onto their next destination, following Year 11 and Year 13 in summer 2020.

Due to exams not being taken, results have not been published in the normal manner and there are no updated government performance tables for schools.

Year 13 Exam Results 2020

Today is a very unusual Results Day following the cancellation of this year’s exams.
There has been much in the national press about this year’s process for generating results.
There was never going to be an easy solution following the decision to cancel exams this

  • Schools and colleges were asked to make their best assessment of what grade the
    student would be most likely to receive and to place candidates in rank order. The
    purpose of this ranking was to allow adjustments to take place to ensure the
    distribution of grades at a national level was similar to previous years.
  • There was certain to be some mismatch between centre-assessed grades and the
    final grades awarded by exam boards to ensure consistency in grade distribution
    between years, and this was recognised in the process that was used.
  • This is a process that has never been attempted before and was forced by
    circumstances which nobody could possibly have foreseen.

The majority of students have won places at their first choice of university including James
Evenden, Head Boy, who will now take his place at the University of Birmingham to read
English. Kayleigh Frederick will study Psychology at the University of Hull.
Tommy Reeves will attend Queen Mary, University of London to read Physics. Holly
Waughman will study Economics and Politics at the University of Sussex and Lauren
Wollaston-Smith, Head Girl, will study English Literature at the King’s College London.

Students have also secured excellent employment opportunities, including Maisy Hurst who
has joined a mentoring scheme with Calltime, a booking agency, specialising in the sourcing
and supplying of experienced film and TV drama runners, production runners and location
marshals and we are positive we will be seeing her name in credits very soon!

Robin Newman, Principal commented “I am proud of the great care and professionalism
shown by our sixth form teaching staff, who painstakingly followed the government
guidance during lockdown to create our centre-assessed grades for each student. We wish
each of our Year 13 students all good luck and success in their futures.”

Navpreet Shivalkar, Head of Sixth Form added “I have been impressed with the balanced,
sensible and mature approach from our students in such challenging times. Our students
have shown great ambition in planning for the next steps in their lives, and we are certain
they will be successful in work, apprenticeships or university beyond Haileybury Turnford.”
Haileybury Turnford, sponsored by Haileybury in Hertford Heath, has a comprehensive sixth
form whose students benefit from the support from its sponsor.

Students still interested in applying to Year 12 for September 2020 should contact our Head
of Sixth Form directly at shivalkarn@haileyburyturnford.com as some places are still
available. Haileybury Turnford welcome applications from students who wish to follow both
academic and vocational pathways. Haileybury Turnford Sixth Form is judged “Good” by

Year 11 Exam Results 2020

We are delighted to be able to share results with our students today. These results are a
testament to our students’ hard work and perseverance over many years.

Robin Newman, Principal commented “I am so impressed with our students who have had
to endure so much in recent months. It has been excellent to see so many of our Year 11
students collecting their results today. Staff have been able to help our students with
securing their next steps, ensuring the right path for each of them. We wish each of our
Year 11 students great success as they move into our sixth form, to college, an
apprenticeship or work”.

Results were determined very differently this year 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 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 considered 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 centre-assessed grades,
to check that schools and colleges had approached this task consistently, before providing
students with their final calculated grades. Unfortunately, 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 students would be awarded whichever
was higher for each subject – their centre-assessed grade or their calculated grade. This is
what the grades students received today are based on.

Our heartfelt congratulations to the Class of 2020 for everything you’ve achieved in this
most difficult of years.




Year 11 Exam Results 2020
Year 13 Exam Results 2020