This information is relevant to students completing a pre-degree UAL Awarding Body qualification at one of our approved centres – it does not apply to UAL undergraduate or postgraduate students.
Congratulations on overcoming another extraordinary year of study. We have been inspired by your creativity and resilience again this year. We are looking forward to recognising your hard work.
We know you may have some questions about how your results will be awarded this summer. We have put together the following information to help answer any questions you may have at this stage.
Teacher Assessed Grades
This year, Department for Education and qualifications regulator Ofqual have confirmed that all UAL Awarding Body qualifications will be assessed using Teacher Assessed Grades (TAGs). Regulators and all parts of the system have been collaborating across UK nations, so this approach will apply in England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland.
Teacher Assessed Grades will utilise your teacher’s professional expertise and judgement. Teachers will grade your work based on a wide range of evidence from across the 2020/21 academic year to ensure it is both fair and representative. We understand that there have been varying challenges for students this year, so we have made sure that this process takes into account individual circumstances in relation to the pandemic.
To help you find information about how your specific qualification will be dealt with, Ofqual have also produced this helpful explainer tool, which includes all UAL Awarding Body qualifications.
Final major projects
We recognise that not all students will be able to complete final major projects (FMPs) due to continued disruptions this academic year. We would like to reassure you that the TAG approach to awarding grades has been created to accommodate a varying degree of FMP completion.
Teachers will consider all the work produced by each student across the entire year of study to select the most valid and reliable evidence of a student’s achievements. For many students, the work toward final major project units will best reflect their work, but for others it may be that earlier formative units will play an important role based on their individual circumstances and disruption to learning.
It is important to note that these definitions of validity and reliability might not match with those projects or work you yourself like the best from the year. What teachers and we will be looking for are the best opportunities to evidence and recognise your learning based on the requirements of the qualification.
- Level 3 and 4 results day: 10 August 2021
- Level 1 and 2 results day: 12 August 2021
If your college is unable to provide your result, please email our Operations team at firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, college name and the title of your qualification.
Certificates will be issued to students by the end of September.
In 2021, UAL Awarding Body will be employing a similar approach to appeals as in 2020. Appeals will be accepted on the following bases:
- Procedural, administrative or technical error
- Centre judgement
- Bias or discrimination
If you would like to appeal your grade based on procedural, administrative or technical error, or centre judgement, then you must direct this to your centre in the first instance.
For appeals relating to bias and discrimination, these should be submitted directly to UAL Awarding Body. We will be releasing more information on how to submit such an appeal closer to the time results are issued.
In all cases you will be required to provide supporting evidence of your appeal. Unevidenced applications will be rejected. An appeals panel with independent external representation will scrutinise the appeals evidence and confirm a decision.
Level 3 & 4 results (relating to Higher Education)
If you haven’t achieved the grade you need for your university course, we encourage you to contact UCAS or the admissions department of the institution you applied to. UCAS has published this helpful guidance for what to do on results day, including information on UCAS Clearing.
A reminder: your results will not be visible on UCAS, however confirmation decisions from universities or other providers will be visible and released by UCAS.