As you’re already aware, GCSE exams this Summer have been cancelled due to the global outbreak of Covid-19, also known as Coronavirus. The Department for Education have announced the following:
- Students’ grades this Summer will fairly reflect the work they have put in.
- Teachers will be asked to submit grades to the exam boards which they believe students would have achieved had they have sat their exams.
- Teachers will take into account evidence such as mock exams and non-exam assessment.
- The Exam Boards will then use this data, together with prior attainment (where applicable) to decide on a final calculated grade.
- For Vocational Qualifications, including Cambridge Nationals, the best available evidence will be used to calculate grades. This could include assessments that students have already completed.
- Exam Boards will aim to give students calculated grades by the end of July.
- Students should be assured that these grades are indistinguishable from those given in other years.
- Colleges have been encouraged to be flexible and do all they can to support students and ensure that they can progress to further education, including an opportunity to sit exams early in the Autumn Term or in Summer 2021 if students are not happy that their grade reflects their performance.
We will keep this page updated as soon as we have more information.
Pearson, the Exam Board previously known as Edexcel, has some great resources to support learning at home across a range of subjects at both Primary and Secondary level.
This is their link:
JCQ Information for candidates documents.
- GCSE EXAM TIMETABLE SUMMER 2020
- JCQ Information for candidates coursework
- JCQ Information for candidates Non Exam Assessment Coursework
- JCQ Information for candidates onscreen tests
- JCQ Information for candidates Privacy Notice
- JCQ Information for candidates written exams
- JCQ Social Media
- Y10 Timetable Apr 2020