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:
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
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.
The following document is the Centre Policy for determining teacher assessed grades in
2021 Summer Appeals Process
Please see the following Guide to the Summer Appeals Process.
The following document is Appendix/Form B for the Summer Appeals process.