Exams and Grades
INFORMATION THAT WE CURRENTLY KNOW
Grades awarded will fairly reflect the work that students have put in.
There will also be an option to sit an exam early in the next academic year for students who wish to.
Ofqual will develop and set out a process that will provide a calculated grade to each student which reflects their performance as fairly as possible,
The exam boards will be asking teachers, who know their students well, to submit their judgement about the grade that they believe the student would have received if exams had gone ahead.
So far, the government have not provided much information on the precise methodology on how this will be calculated. However, they have said that it will take into account a range of evidence and data including, but not exclusively, performance on mock exams and non-exam assessment.
They also promise that clear guidance on how to do this fairly and robustly will be provided to schools and colleges in due course. The exam boards will then combine this information with other relevant data, including prior attainment, and use this information to produce a calculated grade for each student, which will be a best assessment of the work they have put in.
On Friday 20 March, the government announced further information regarding exams and grades. https://www.gov.uk/government/news/further-details-on-exams-and-grades-announced