Summer Exams 2021
This page contains important information about the Summer Exams 2021 and will be updated regularly.
In January 2021, the Government cancelled the summer exam series. All pupils will still get grades this summer, though they will be awarded by teachers following guidance issued by Ofqual, the JCQ and the exam boards.
The DfE and Ofqual have asked teachers to provide pupils with grades based on the standard they are working at. This means grading pupils on what they know, understand and can do. Teachers cannot judge pupil’s potential or predict grades – it MUST be based on evidence teachers have collected from the pupils over the course of their study.
Teachers can use a range of evidence to make a judgement of the grade their pupils are performing at. Any work produced by pupils that reflects the exam specifications with exam style questions could be used. This could be:
- Substantial classwork or homework
- Mock exams
- Internal tests (before and after lockdown)
- Any records of progress and performance over the course of study
- NEA, even if not fully complete.
Pupils will be told what evidence will be used to assess them.
There will be a comprehensive appeals process in place for pupils if they are unhappy with their grades. Further details of this will follow in due course.
It is important we are informed if there are any mitigating circumstances that may lead to you not performing as highly as you think you should have.
Results days will still take place in August.
- AS and A Level – Tuesday 10 August 2021
- GCSE – Thursday 12 August 2021
Pupils and parents CANNOT find out teacher assessed grades before results day.
If pupils or parents ask the school or teachers for their grades or to be given high grades, this is MALPRACTICE. The school is required to report this to the exam boards.
We have produced some FAQs below which will often contain the answer to your questions. If you still have further questions, please don't hesitate to ask your teachers, Year Leader or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Last updated: Tuesday 27 April 2021