School Return Dates Postponed
Regrettably school reopening has had to be delayed to Monday 11th September
Term starts on Monday 11th September when Year 12 students should arrive at 9:00am, Year 7 students arrive at 10:30am (and both these groups finish at 1:00pm) and Years 8, 9, 10 and 11 arrive at 2:00pm (and leave at 2:25pm)
Tuesday 12th September is the first full teaching day for all year groups, starting at 8:30am. It will be Week Two.
Families have been informed of the reason for this delay. For more information please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Somerset Undergraduate Award (from the Tottenham Grammar School fund)
If you are a Haringey resident who attended Highgate Wood School and hoping to study a full-time degree course then you are probably eligible for a Somerset Undergraduate Award the could be worth £1,150 over 3 years.
University Clearing and Application
Exams in 2023 are returning to pre-pandemic standards and though there has been protection built into the grading processes to recognise the disruption that students have faced results are likely to be lower than some previous years. This should not give any cause for concern as all students nationally will be affected in the same way. There have been reports, however, that there may be some impact on university places and thus increasing pressure on the “clearing” process. There will be support in school for A Level students to consider their next steps.
Exams in 2023. Everything you need to know (DfE site)
10 things to know about GCSE, AS and A level grades 2023 (Ofqual site)
What is clearing and when does it open (DfE site)
Applying through clearing (UCAS site)
Information from the Department for Education
As results day approaches, we want to say congratulations to your students who’ve completed exams this summer and a big thank you to all teachers across the country who helped them achieve this milestone. We are incredibly grateful for your outstanding commitment, and the unwavering support you provide to students. We’ve pulled together the latest information and resources for this year’s results day.
Ofqual and UCAS have published a letter to students receiving results this summer on how their results will be determined, the process of confirming offers, and how Clearing works.
Ofqual’s student guide contains further information for students on results, including how the reviews of marking system works.
Secretary of State for Education, Gillian Keegan MP, has also written about what Ofqual’s grading system means for exam results this summer.
Post 16 and 18 advice for students
- The National Careers Service runs a Get Help with Exam Results service. Support is available on the National Careers Service website and students can chat to a careers adviser over the phone or by webchat. The exam results helpline (0800 100 900) is open from Thursday 17th August until Friday 1st September 2023, from 8am – 8pm Monday to Friday and 10am – 5pm Saturday.
- The Get the Jump hub can help take the stress out of young people’s next move after their exam results. It brings together all post-16 and post-18 education and training choices in one place and offers the opportunity to speak directly to a careers adviser.
- We’ve also pulled together everything students need to know about alternatives to A Levels and university.
- If students don’t receive the grades they’re expecting, our Education Hub blog contains helpful advice for potential next steps
Results day support from UCAS
UCAS is offering a wide range of support to help careers advisers on Confirmation and Clearing including:
- Watch or listen along to the Parents Evening Podcast to get insight and advice from UCAS’ panels of experts.
We’ve created materials to explain how student loans work including a short explainer video plus a written guide and FAQ that they can access from The Student Room. Alternatively, have a read of our blog on student loans