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University of Suffolk's response to Centre Assessed Grades (CAG)

University of Suffolk's response to Centre Assessed Grades (CAG)*

The University welcomes the recent government announcement, as we recognise what a stressful time this has been for students and their parents/carers.

The University of Suffolk is being as flexible as possible with our approach to examination results. We have assessed applicants on an individual basis, taking into account individual circumstances, to ensure that students are not disadvantaged by the awarding of A Level and GCSE grades this summer.

In response to the announcement from the UK government with regards to centre assessed grades, we can confirm that if your centre assessed grades meet the conditions of your firmly accepted offer, we will accept you on to your original course.

  • If you were made and accepted an offer at the University of Suffolk in this year’s UCAS application cycle that was conditional upon your A Level grades and you were unsuccessful in getting the required grades, please contact the Admissions Team directly on 01473 338348.  If you have already received your centre assessed grades from your school or college and have formal evidence of this, we will be pleased to discuss these with you. If you do not already have your centre assessed grades we hope to receive these soon from UCAS in due course, and will respond as soon as possible.
  • For Clearing students, we can only assess your suitability for a course based on the grades that you have received and places that are available at the time you make your Clearing call. Please call us on 01473 338352 and we will work with you to see what places we have available.
  • Make sure you have your original grades, and your new centre assessed grades to hand if you already have them. When speaking to one of our call centre advisors make sure you let them know your current grades, and your new centre assessed grades and they’ll include both on your application as we will base our decision on the highest grades awarded to you.
  • If you haven't received your centre assessed grades yet, it may be that we can consider your application based upon the original grades awarded. If this is the case, we’ll update you on a decision, or next steps as appropriate. 
  • If we are unable to confirm a decision based on the original grades we will progress your application based upon the centre assessed grades and request that you provide evidence if your application is successful;
  • If you originally applied through UCAS, we may be able to access these new grades through the UCAS system – we’ll carry out these checks accordingly
  • If you did not apply through UCAS, or are holding a place elsewhere we will request alternative evidence of your new CAGs (details to be confirmed, but likely official confirmation from your school or college)

You can contact our call centre on 01473 338352, between 8.30am - 7pm until Thursday 20 August, and 8.30am - 6pm on Friday 21 August. From  Monday 24 August the call centre will be open 9-5pm Monday-Friday. 

*This guidance applies to applicants who are expecting new A Level and/or GCSE grades awarded in Summer 2020 as a result of the Government announcement made on Monday 17 August. This guidance is based upon the information we have available at this time and will be updated as we receive more clarification on the Centre Assessed Grades process and time frames.

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