How GCSEs, AS & A levels will be awarded in summer 2020

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The UK examinations regulator, Ofqual, has announced details of how GCSE and A level examinations will be awarded following the coronavirus-related cancellation of this year’s exams, with grades being determined by factors including teacher assessment and school performance.

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

‘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. We will consult on the principles of our model shortly, but we expect it will look at evidence such as the expected national outcomes for this year’s students, the prior attainment of students at each school and college (at cohort, not individual level), and the results of the school or college in recent years…’

Click here to read the full story on the Ofqual website

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