Update for Year 11 & Year 13 Parents and Pupils from OFQUAL

3rd April 2020

Please see the updated information we have received from DFE and OFQUAL regarding assessments for Year 11 and Year 13.

This is summarised in a letter from Sally Collier the Chief Regulator from OFQUAL who states:

How will grades be calculated?
Your school or college will be asked to send exam boards two pieces of information for each of your subjects, based on what they know about your work and achievements:

  • • the grade they believe you were most likely to get if teaching, learning and exams had happened as planned
  • • within each subject, the order of students at your school or college, by performance, for each grade. This information will be used to standardise judgements – allowing fine tuning of the standard applied across schools and colleges
    Your school or college will consider a range of things like your classwork and homework; your results in assignments and any mock exams; any non-exam assessment or coursework you might have done; and your general progress during your course. This information will allow us, with exam boards, to standardise grades across schools and colleges, to make sure that, as far as possible, results are fair and that students are not advantaged or disadvantaged because their schools or colleges are more generous or harsh than others when making those judgements. That means the final grade you get could be different from the one your school or college sends to the exam board.

 

  • Do I need to complete any new work for my school/college to submit a grade?
  • Your school or college is not required to set additional mock exams or homework for your centre assessment grade, and you won’t be disadvantaged if you were not set, or were unable to complete, any work given out after schools were closed.
  • Can I see the grades my school/college submits for me?
    No, this information will be confidential. Please don’t ask your teachers, or anyone else at your school or college, to tell you the grades they will be sending to the exam boards or where they have placed you in the order of students; they will not be allowed to share this with you.
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Letter to Students