On 6 January 2021, the government confirmed that in summer 2021, students taking GCSE, AS and A levels regulated by Ofqual, should be awarded grades based on an assessment by their teachers.
To determine the grade which students will be awarded, teachers are required to use a range of evidence to reflect the standard at which a student is performing now and not based on their potential.
Students will only be assessed on what they have been taught, ensuring that sufficient coverage of the curriculum has been taught to enable progression.
Teachers will be able to use and draw upon a range of evidence when determining grades. These could include:
- The optional use of assessment material provided by exam boards
- Mock exams
- Non-Exam assessment (NEA) work (often referred to as coursework), even if this has not been fully completed.
- Student work produced in centre-devised tasks that reflect the specification, that follow the same format as exam board materials and have been marked in a way that reflects exam board mark schemes.
- Other work completed as part of a student’s course, such as essays or in-class tests.
Exam boards will complete checks of the evidence for a sample of student grades in a sample of schools/academies in addition to each academy undertaking their own rigorous quality assurance process.
Students will receive their results for A/AS levels on the 10 August and GCSEs on the 12 August.
Following the release of results, there will be a window for students who believe their grade is wrong to raise an appeal.
It is to be noted that appeals are not likely to lead to adjustments in grades where the original grade is a reasonable exercise of academic judgement supported by the evidence. Grades can go up or down as the result of an appeal.
Below you will find some important documents which aim to provide and guidance for this process:
- Centre Policy for the awarding of “teacher assessed grades 2021”
- KS4 Assessment schedule document
- KS5 Assessment schedule document
- Information for students
- JCQ Guidance for students, parents and guardians
A/AS Level Results Day - Tuesday 10 August 2021, 8.30am - 12.15pm
GCSE Results Day - Thursday 12 August 2021, 8.30am - 1.15pm
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