Exam Cancellation Update: Coronavirus

  • For this summer’s awards, schools and colleges are being asked to provide centre assessment grades for their students.
  • Schools, colleges and other exam centres will be asked to submit students assessment grades after Easter.

  • Exam boards will put all centre assessment grades through a process of standardisation using a model being developed with Ofqual, to ensure grades are fair.

During these unprecedented times, we appreciate that substantial uncertainty and rapid change may be affecting many aspects of your family’s life, including your child’s education and plans for the future.child taking exam - exam cancellation update

Understanding the announcements regarding changes to exams and schooling is one area Justin Craig Education can help with, enabling you to work out how best to support your child in the months ahead.

For this summer’s awards, schools and colleges are being asked to provide centre assessment grades for their students. These should be carefully considered judgements of the grades schools and colleges believe their students would have been most likely to achieve and should take into account the full range of available evidence:

  • previous attainment, including GCSEs and mocks

  • non-exam assessment (course work)

  • up to date grade predictions

To make sure that grades are as fair as possible across schools and colleges, exam boards will put all centre assessment grades through a process of standardisation using a model being developed with Ofqual.

Exam boards will be contacting schools, colleges and other exam centres after Easter asking them to submit, by a deadline that will be no earlier than 29 May 2020. The Government has said its aim is to provide these calculated grades before the end of July, and there will be an option to sit an exam at the earliest reasonable opportunity or appeal your grade.

 

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