This information was issued to schools on the 3rd April – read here
In the light of the current Covid-19 Crisis and the governments decision to cancel all exams in May and June this is the latest guidance:
This how the government has said they will do this:
Step 1 – The awarding bodies will be asking teachers to submit their judgement about the grade that they believe the student would have received if exams had gone ahead
Step 2 – To produce the above, teachers will take into account a range of evidence and data including performance in mock exams and non-exam assessment
Step 3 – The exam boards will then combine this information with other relevant data, including prior attainment, and use this information to produce a calculated grade for each student, which will be a best assessment of the work they have put in
Step 4 – Calculated grades will aim to be provided to students before the end of July
Step 5 – If students do not believe the correct process has been followed in their case they will be able to appeal on that basis
Step 6 – If students do not feel their calculated grade reflects their performance, they will have the opportunity to sit an exam at the earliest reasonable opportunity, once schools are open again. Students will also have the option to sit their exams in summer 2021
Implications for the students:
- They need to stick to their plans and keep working hard – it will be good for their own well being and will ensure this time is productive
- They need to work especially hard on subjects where their predicted grades are low. If they show your teacher they are working hard and hand in higher grade work, it should have a positive impact on the predicted grades teachers give them
- Working hard in these subjects will also enable them to prepare well for the exams that will be held early when we return in the autumn. If they don’t work hard over this time they will have no chance of doing better in these exams.
If you did not attend our Curriculum Awards to collect your GCSE certificates they are now available to collect from the school reception (8.25am – 4pm). The certificates can only be collected by the named student, unless they have given written and signed permission for someone to collect them on their behalf.