The examinations tht our students have sat in the Summer 2021 term will play an integral part in determining their Teacher Assessed Grades.

However, previous and additional assessments/examinations will also play a role in giving us the data required to achieve that holistic overview of each student.

Grades will be determined through a robust process and all staff have received training, support and guidance on how to determine these grades. We are also in the fortunate position of having many examiners working at Dormston, so the level of expertise across the school is very high.

In addition to this there are several checks in place, including a thorough process of standardisation and moderation in addition to Head of Department and Senior Leader checks before a Head Teacher sign off to ensure that all teacher judgements are fair and consistent. Students may have been told some marks for these assessments/examinations but they will not be told their T.A.G. as directed by JCQ.

If students are disappointed with their result one option available would be to re-sit the examination in the autumn. This is something they may want to discuss with their college.

Further guidance from JCQ and OFQUAL regarding determining grades and the appeals process is fully detailed in their guidance which can be found here. It is important to note that grades can go down, up or stay the same as a consequence of the appeals process.

GCSE Results will be available on the Go For Schools website from 8am Thursday 12th August and will also arrive by post on the same day.


Information on how to reset your Go For Schools password can be found here.
Students Go For School password reset links are sent to the students school email.

Next Steps - CEIAG

Once students have completed all their exams it is important that they spend some time preparing for their next steps. Please see below resources and any virtual or physical transition events taking place within the colleges and post 16 providers. 

Post 16 Providers

Dudley College

The following link will take you to Dudley College’s toolkit, these virtual resources are useful for your upcoming careers activities, as well as helpful information for students who are considering their Post 16 options.

Halesowen College

This link will take you to the School Leavers section of the website which has subject activity worksheets which year 11s can use to help support transition and prepare for their A Level or Vocational course at college.

Please find below a link to the Virtual A Level Subject Tasters that we have produced.

Click here for the latest Parent/Carer Newsletter.


The following link includes further information on Pathway and A-Level options. In the attachment section downloadable pdf. Documents can be found with further details on the A-Level courses on offer.        

King Edwards VI

Year 11 transition work can be found on the link below.

Wolverhampton College

Discovery week- please click on the following link to come and discover College life as part of the College’s Discovery Week from 14-18 June 2021.

Resources for SEND

Guide to Further Education

Youth Employment UK

Preparing for Your Future is a free online course to help 14-16 year olds build skills and careers confidence.

Resources produced by DWP

CV Starter Pack

Effective Applications

How to Smash an Interview

Make it Happen/ Think about Your Future– Both worksheets have links to useful websites.

Apprenticeship Vacancies

SIPS Education are looking for an Accountant/Finance Assistant Apprentice to work within our central finance team supporting SIPS’ solutions and services; operating accounting software programs in line with SIPS’ financial regulations, preparing and maintaining accurate financial records and databases.

St. Modwen Logistics are looking for a Marketing Apprentice will play a pivotal role, supporting the Senior Marketing Executive to deliver the Logistics marketing plan, and promoting St. Modwen Logistics as the developer of choice in the industry. Apprentice Marketing Assistant (

In-Comm have a variety of apprenticeship vacancies available and are regularly being updated with new ones.

Keltruck – Sales Department- No experience is necessary, here at Keltruck we take school leavers in all areas of the business and provide training throughout their career, to develop them further which can lead into management positions.

The Admin role is a springboard which can lead into Sales, Accounts, Aftersales, to become an Account Manager, Depot Manager and much more!

Applications should be submitted to

For any questions related to this job, please speak to Mr Liam Shuker or Mr David Morgan on    (0)121 525 7000

Guy & Co are looking for an enthusiastic Accounts/Finance apprentice to join our team to assist in managing our accounting and finance requirements. Excellent organisational skills and accuracy needed for this role, and strong communication skills. The ideal candidate must be committed to meeting deadlines and able to work as a team player.

Happy Rainbows Nursery offer quality preschool activities for children, we plan lots of great activities for the children to engage in to help the children to develop and learn new skills, we teach the children to have good morals and social skills. This will be a great opportunity to join a fantastic team and learn new skills.

Busy Bees Childcare. This could be the start to the progression of a childcare career at Busy Bees, hopefully going on to fulfil senior positions within our nurseries and includes an intermediate apprenticeship in the Early Years Practitioner level 2 standard.

A F Smart Repairs Limited are looking to recruit a Body Shop Customer Service Parts Advisor Apprentice to assist with duties such as, sell products, services and repairs, notify customers of completion of work etc.

POD Stainless Steel Products Ltd – This is a fantastic opportunity for the right candidate. Making high-quality catering equipment from stainless steel. Includes TIG Welding.

BMW Genius Apprenticeship – Rybrook BMW Wolverhampton- You will be working in a busy BMW/MINI Retailer. Your role will be focused on dealing with customers, who have high expectations and a varied range of needs and demands.

Bad Apple Hair Dressers- Are you passionate about hairdressing? If so, why not become an apprentice in our Wolverhampton salon and experience the very latest training in cutting and colouring techniques from world class educators? Level 2 Hair Professional Apprenticeship.



In the Summer Term we were able to get the National Citizen Service (NCS) to come into the school and share the NCS programme with our students. This is an exciting opportunity for all Year 11 students and we hope that students will be able to take advantage of this extra experience. If you require further information on this please see the NCS links below.

Information Letter

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NCS Poster