The way that this years students gain their GCSE grades will be different. We have produced a guide for what to expect. Please follow this link on how GCSE grades will be assessed during April and May 2021. We will update guidance as new information becomes available.
Ofqual’s student guide to awarding: summer 2021
Ofqual have now published their new student guide to awarding: summer 2021. This guide offers support for students taking GCSE qualifications this year. It is written for students. It also contains important advice on where students and their families can go for more information and support.
Year 11 Key dates:
- From May to June – teachers will continue to teach students and create assessment opportunities that will contribute to the final Teacher Assessed Grades. Students will be informed of their individual scores following each assessment.
- 7 June – attendance at school is no longer required although students must be available up until 18th June in case further evidence is required.
- 7 June – 18 June – internal moderation, quality assurance and submission of Teacher Assessed Grades to the exam boards.
- 18 June – absolute deadline for submitting Teacher Assessed Grades to the exam boards.
- June and July – Exam boards will conduct external quality assurance by checking evidence for a sample of schools and subjects and follow up on any concerns.
- 12 August – GCSE results day which we are planning to hold in the same way as we would do in a ‘normal’ year.
After results are released – appeals opportunity for students if they believe their grade is wrong and can evidence appropriately (the government has not yet confirmed dates or a process for this).
The Year 11 cohort continues to work very well and has shown maturity and focus throughout a period of educational disruption. This is to their credit and accordingly it is our responsibility to ensure that the final process rewards them appropriately for what they have achieved.