There is some confusion over how grades will be awarded in the upcoming exam season, following the announcement that GCSE, AS and A level exams will not be going ahead this year. In short, teachers in England will be asked to assess students and reward them a grade, allowing them to progress to the next stage of Education. There will be a clear focus on what students have been taught as opposed to what they have missed. Teachers have been given guidance to help assist them in awarding students a … [Read more...] about How Will Grades be Awarded in 2021?
It has been confirmed that schools instead of a similar algorithm to last year, will determine student’s grades this summer. With the actual exams cancelled, it will be up to schools to determine the student’s final grades taking into consideration mock exams, coursework and essays reported Ofqual on Thursday. Last summer when an algorithm was used to determine the grades, many students experienced their results being downgraded, with some students reporting a three-grade drop. This resulted … [Read more...] about A-Level and GCSE Assessment Plans Outlined
Their is a clear uncertainty about how the summer exam series is going to be assessed, especially after it was announced in December that summer exams will be cancelled for the second year running. However, it has not yet been confirmed what the alternative measures will be, other than that the Education Secretary is currently working with Ofqual to put these in place. It appears that the 2021 A-level and GCSE will be decided using a similar system to last year, in the form of … [Read more...] about How Student’s can Improve Their GCSE and A-Level Assessment Scores