Autumn Exam Series 2021

Students who received a teacher assessed grade this summer will be eligible to take A Level exams in the same subject in Autumn 2021.

In order to be entered into this series of exams, you will need to contact Laurina Rushworth at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for an application form. We must receive this application by 3 September. Note that there is an exam fee of £100 which is refunded once you have sat this exam – the Finance Team will contact you to arrange payment. You will be contacted by the relevant subject Programme Leader for exam support. If you achieve a higher autumn 2021 grade than your TAG you will be able to request that the exam board issues a replacement certificate showing the higher of the grades.

A Level results day will be Thursday 16 December 2021

Timetables for individual boards can be found here:

Teacher Assessed Grades

We are genuinely proud of the efforts that you and your fellow students have made with your education. You should be proud of the grades you will be awarded. These results reflect the hard work and commitment that you have put into your studies. These achievements are also the result of the quality of teaching and support you have received, both at college and in your previous school, and the support of your family.

This document sets out what you need to do if you wish to appeal the grades that you have been awarded.

Appeals Procedure

The TAGs process allows for an appeal to be made if you have concerns about your grade but we strongly recommend that you first contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. A programme or curriculum leader will respond to you and this discussion may give sufficient insight and reassurance to avoid a lengthy appeals process, as well as providing advice and guidance about progression. This email address will be monitored throughout results week and regularly thereafter.

There are potentially two stages to the TAGs appeal process.

The first stage is to request a centre review which will check that no administrative or procedural errors have been made. Note that the college will not be able to review the academic judgement at this stage since that will be a matter for the exam boards.

The second stage, if you are unhappy with the outcome from the first stage, is to submit an appeal to the awarding body of the subject that you studied. The college will do this on your behalf if you request an appeal to be made after receiving the outcome of your centre review.

Please note that there are strict deadlines for the submission of an appeal.

What may happen to your grade during the centre review and appeals process?

If you request a centre review or an awarding organisation appeal there are three possible outcomes:

  • Your grade could go down
  • Your grade could stay the same
  • Your grade could go up.

Once a request for a centre review or an appeal has been made you cannot later withdraw your request and cannot use the TAG as a fall-back. This means that if your grade goes down you will not be able to revert to the original grade you received on results day.

What will be checked during a centre review?

You can ask the college to check whether it made a procedural error, an administrative error, or both. A procedural error means a failure to follow the process set out in the centre policy. An administrative error means an error in recording your grade or submitting your grade to the awarding organisation.

You must request a centre review before you can request an awarding organisation appeal. This is so the awarding organisation is certain that your grade is as the college intended.

What will be checked during an awarding organisation appeal?

We will submit copies of your recent assessments to the relevant awarding organisation with the record of the marks and the grading process; they will determine whether the grade awarded was a reasonable exercise of academic judgement.

When do I need to submit my request?

You should submit a request for a centre review as soon as possible but at the latest by 16:00 on 3 September 2021 for a non-priority centre review.

What is your UCAS personal ID and why is it needed?

Your UCAS personal ID is the 10-digit code included in all correspondence from UCAS, if relevant. 

Appeal details

First email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for advice about your grade and the appeals process

We hope that the above information is useful, and everyone at Shrewsbury Colleges Group wishes you every success with your results and your future.

Other Support Available from SCG

  • The college website has details of all the courses to which you can progress
  • The Agency team are available for support with CV writing, applications and careers advice This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • The apprenticeship team are available throughout the summer for advice and information about vacancies This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

We hope that the above information is useful, and everyone at Shrewsbury Colleges Group wishes you every success with your results and your future.