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As you would have heard in the news, 2020/21's summer exam series, including A levels, GCSEs and other qualifications, and all primary assessments, have been cancelled as we fight to stop the spread of coronavirus.

The Government’s priority is now to ensure affected students can move on as planned to the next stage of their lives, including going into employment, starting university, college or sixth form courses, or an apprenticeship in the autumn.

The main focus with be to ensure GCSE, A and AS level students are awarded a grade which fairly reflects the work that they have put in. Ofqual will develop and set out a process that will provide a calculated grade to each student which reflects their performance as fairly as possible, and will work with the exam boards to ensure this is consistently applied for all students. The exam boards will be asking teachers, who know their students well, to submit Teacher Assessed Grades (TAG). To produce this, teachers will take into account a range of evidence and data including performance on mock exams and non-exam assessment. Clear guidance on how to do this fairly and robustly will be provided to schools and colleges by JCQ. 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. The aim is to provide these calculated grades to students on 12th August 2021. In terms of a permanent record, the grades will be indistinguishable from those provided in other years. 

Please visit the Department for Education website for more information -

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National Contingency Day 2021

Unlike any other year, for 2021 there will be no National Contingency Day. 

General Exam Information

More information on this can be found on Ofquals website or in the Examinations Policy below