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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28.01.2021, 17:00 - 19:00 Uhr

Y11 Virtual Parents' Evening

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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