IB Exam Results 2013

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What to do after receiving your results...

Congratulations on receiving your amazing results. You should feel very proud of your achievements in this rigorous and demanding course.

Please come into school on Mon 8th July at 10.30 so that we can take some photos, full dress code (smart formal suits). Staff will be able to congratulate you personally, and talk about your IB experience. Please meet in the sixth form patio area. Staff will be invited to join you.

If you need to discuss your results with a member of the sixth form team Mrs Chadwick and I will be available from 8.30am on Monday 8th July. Please come to either the sixth form or IB office

A UCAS link to your results has been set up so that universities should have your results.

What happens next?

University Places:
If you have met or exceeded your First Choice offer then the university should write to you to confirm your place shortly. You can telephone the relevant department to be reassured if you wish!

If you have not met your First Choice university offer, your First Choice university may still offer you a place, depending on a number of factors:

  • How many other students missed their offers for places
  • Any extenuating circumstances that could have affected your grades
  • How much your application impressed them when you applied

In all cases, you should telephone your First Choice university and speak to the Tutor for Admissions in order to plead your case. Most Admissions Tutors will only speak to you (rather than representatives such as the school or parents). Many Admissions Tutors will be unavailable at this time due to holidays. Last year a number of universities would not make their decision until Clearing opened (on A Level Results Day). Expect the same this year.

If you have not met your First Choice but met your Second Choice offer then the Second Choice university will hold your place open until the First Choice university has confirmed whether or not it will offer you a place.  

If you have not met either offer and both your First and Second Choice universities reject you, then you should telephone both universities to plead your case. The Second Choice university will only accept you after you have been formally rejected by your First Choice so the process may take some time. If neither universities offer you a place then you will enter Clearing.  Before Clearing opens you can telephone around universities that you would be interested in, asking if they may have spaces in Clearing for your preferred subject. They will probably say no because they won’t want to give the impression that they are not full, but at least you will have made a contact that you can renew in Clearing.

It is advisable to be available to contact universities, should you need to, on Monday the 12th August, as Clearing begins on the 15th.   

Clearing:
Clearing opens on the same day that A2 results become available, 15th August 2013. During Clearing, universities fill remaining places on a ‘first come first served’ basis. If you have missed your offer, you should still telephone the universities to confirm whether or not you have been accepted. It is important not to panic and rush into a university place on the 15th. It is unlikely that oversubscribed courses such as medicine or oversubscribed universities will have places available. In this case alternative courses and institutions will need to be considered. You should do your research; look at where institutions are and consider their options carefully. IB students are in an enviable position as by the time that Clearing opens they will have had considerable opportunity to research various courses of action in the light of their results. It is always possible to take a Gap Year and reapply through UCAS next year. The school will, of course, support all such applications. Members of staff will be available before the end of the summer term and on the 15th August in school should you need support and advice.

If you have any questions or queries concerning results or clearing, guidance is available from school, in the National Press or on the Internet.

Last year the vast majority of our students either exceeded or met the offers for their university choices. Those that were unsuccessful have found ways forward and are either attending or due to attend alternative institutions or courses.

Clearing opens at 7am on the 15th August 2013. In most cases A2 students do not receive their results until after 9am but you can begin telephoning from before 9am. When you have found a university that will accept you, the place will be confirmed electronically through UCAS once your First and Second Choice universities reject you formally.  

You may also apply for ‘Adjustment’ if your results are significantly better than expected. Your total points score must be 38 points or above to apply for Adjustment. 

If you have not been awarded the Diploma, you will be awarded Certificates for each subject that you have passed. It may still be possible for you to go to university even if you have not achieved the Diploma. You should contact your First and Second Choice universities and others through Clearing.

Re-sits and Enquiries Upon Results:
It is advisable to wait for the component marks of your examination subjects which will be emailed to your school email address around the 8th July 2013, before discussing with your teachers which subject(s) to retake or for which subject(s) to request an ‘Enquiry Upon Results’.  

If you wish to query your results you may apply for an ‘Enquiry Upon Results’ (a re-mark). These are available for all subjects, including Extended Essays but are not available for multiple choice papers. The grade may be raised or lowered. If you wish to request an ‘Enquiry Upon Results’ for any subject, you must inform the school in writing before Thursday 11th July 2013, including the fee for each Enquiry (£65 for each subject). Please note that separate cheques are needed for each re-mark request. Please address your Enquiry requests to Mrs Tutt. You cannot have a re-mark just on individual papers. It is the students’ responsibility to check any change of grade http://results.ibo.org while the exam office is closed.  

If you wish to order a photocopy of your marked papers, you must inform the school in writing before Thursday 11th July 2013, including the fee for each request (£48 per subject component). This must be received by Mrs Tutt before the request can be made. We will let you know by e-mail when the photocopies are available so it is imperative you provide a valid e-mail address. 

Re-sits are available for the I.B. Diploma. You may re-sit any of your examinations in May 2014. Your remaining marks will be carried forward from this examination session including all Internally Assessed work i.e. coursework. If you are successful in your re-sit for that subject your total Diploma grade will be amended. If you are currently a Certificated candidate you will be awarded the Diploma if you meet the requirements. If you wish to re-sit any subject, you must inform the school in writing before Thursday 11th July, including the fee for each re-sit (£90 registration fee, plus £65 per subject). Please address your re-sit requests to Mrs Tutt. Results for re-sits taken in May 2014 will be available on the 6th July 2014.

If you have any further queries relating to your results and your university offers please contact Mrs Middleton at mmiddleton@tgs.kent.sch.uk or MrsTutt at mtutt@tgs.kent.sch.uk by the 11th July 2013, or Mrs Chadwick from 11th July at jchadwick@tgs.kent.sch.uk   

Thank you for all your help and support over the past two years. Year 13 are a special and wonderful year group, full of character and resourcefulness. It has been a pleasure to have you in the school and we are all very proud of you. I wish you all the best for the future!

Yours sincerely, 

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M. Middleton (Mrs) 
 IBDP Coordinator