Anthony Gell School

Exam preparation and information for candidates

Grading Students in completing courses in the summer of 2021

The Government announced the cancellation of exams in England for all students in February of this year. This ruling applies to all exams taking place this summer. For those students who are completing their qualifications this year, grades will be produced by teachers based on evidence of their ability.

This means that teachers will be assessing students through a variety of exam questions, tests and significant pieces of work (including coursework/non-examined assessment).

Teachers will go through a period of marking, standardising and moderating this evidence to determine teacher assessed grades (TAGs), for each student in each qualification, before submitting these to the awarding bodies (exam boards) on or before June 18th 2021.

The Infographic below, produced by the Office for Qualifications (Ofqual) shows how grades will be awarded this year: 

Ofqual grade awarding 2021

Results Days

Results days for this summer are:

  • A’ level and Level 3 Qualifications – Tuesday 10th August 2021
  • GCSE and Level 2 Qualifications - Thursday 12 August 2021


May IFA Timetable

Key Documents

The Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ) has produced a guide for students and parents explaining in more detail how the processes taking place this year will work. This document includes information on this year’s appeals system.

View document exam_prep_and_info/jcq-guidance-for-students-and-parents-on-summer-2021.pdf

The following document is the Centre Policy for determining teacher assessed grades in
Summer 2021.

View document ags_summer_assessments_2021_centre_policy.pdf

 2021 Summer Appeals Process

 Please see the following Guide to the Summer Appeals Process.

View document /the_summer_2021_appeals_process.pdf

The following document is Appendix/Form B for the Summer Appeals process.  

View document jcq_appeals-guidance_summer-2021_appendix-b.pdf