Consultation on how GCSE, AS and A level grades should be awarded in summer 2021
On Friday, the Department for Education launched a joint consultation with Ofqual on how GCSE, AS and A level grades should be awarded in summer 2021. The consultation closes at 11:45pm on Friday 29 January. The DfE want to hear the views of students who were due to take their exams, their parents and carers, their teachers, school and college leaders and others who have an interest, including further and higher education providers, and employers.
The Department for Education is putting our trust in teachers and their judgement to determine grades. Grades will be based on teacher assessment, with teachers supported in making decisions with guidance and training from exam boards to ensure these are awarded fairly and consistently.
The consultation will consider the range of evidence teachers use to award a grade, which could include coursework, other forms of assessment and papers provided by exam boards, to support consistency and fairness across schools and colleges.
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From Monday 14th December, the kitchen will be offering students and staff a special Christmas menu with a different festive selection each day.
Autumn Term 2020
Staff INSET Day: Tuesday 1st September (School closed to pupils)
School open for Year 7 pupils: Wednesday 2nd September
School open for all pupils: Thursday 3rd September
Half term: Monday 26 October - Friday 30 October
Last day of term: Thursday 17th December
Staff INSET Day: Friday 18th December
Spring Term 2021
Staff INSET Day: Monday 4th January
Term starts: Tuesday 5th January
Half term: Monday 15 February - Friday 19 February
Term ends: Thursday 1 April
Summer Term 2021
Staff INSET Day: Monday 19 April
Term starts: Tuesday 20 April
Half term: Monday 31 May - Friday 4 June
Term ends: Tuesday 20 July
Staff INSET Day: Wednesday 21 July
Year 11 Virtual Parents' Evening
An opportunity for parents and carers to discuss their child's progress and information regarding how GCSE grades are going to be determined.
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