Covid-19 info

Exam information for summer 2021

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, exams will not go ahead as normal in summer 2021.

Instead, qualifications will be awarded as follows:

Infographic   how GCSEs  AS and A levels will be awarded in summer 2021

Infographic   how vocational and technical qualifications will be awarded in 2021

You can find out more about how qualifications will be awarded for summer 2021 below:

Guidance for Students and Parents on Summer 2021

Student guide to awarding in summer 2021


Results and Appeals

Click on the documents below for information on how to collect your results.

GCSE results 2021

A level results 2021

Student Guide to Awarding - Summer 2021

Appeals Procedure 2021

Appeals Process - After Results Day


Special consideration

JCQ Special Consideration Infographic

The usual process of centres submitting special consideration applications to awarding organisations for qualifications will not apply this summer.

As the range of evidence is flexible and can be tailored to an individual student according to coverage of the specification, Centres should be able to select work completed by a student where they were unaffected by adverse circumstances.

Where this is not possible and a temporary illness, a temporary injury or some other event outside of the student’s control may have affected their performance in assessments which will be used to determine a grade, teachers will take this into account and document how they have done so. Special consideration cannot be applied due to lost teaching and learning. This will be addressed through the flexibility of the range of evidence centres can use to determine students’ grades. Students will only be assessed on the content of the specification that they have covered.

Centres must be satisfied that the issue or event has had, or is reasonably likely to have had, a material effect on a student’s ability to demonstrate his or her normal level of attainment in an assessment and Centres must record how they determined the impact of the misfortune.

Students will be reminded to raise any mitigating circumstances which they believe may warrant special consideration with their teacher, form tutor or any other member of staff with whom they feel comfortable discussing this with. It is important that students raise these issues as soon as possible, ideally at the time of the assessment and prior to the submission of the teacher assessed grade.

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