Update on Exams for GCSE and A Levels
Following the statement given to Parliament by Gavin Williamson yesterday afternoon, and confirmed by DfE yesterday evening. The paragraph below is taken directly from the Department for Education press release yesterday:
GCSEs and A Levels will not be going ahead as planned in the summer. The exams regulator, Ofqual, will launch a consultation on the options for alternatives to the exams to ensure every young person gets a fair grade for their work. Ofqual will work with the Department for Education, exam boards and members of the education sector to plan for the very best option. The expectation is that teacher assessment will be part of the process. Training and support will be provided to teachers to ensure that grades are awarded fairly and consistently.
As yet, we have no further detail as to what the assessment process or the awarding of grades will actually look like, but I would like to reassure you that, when we are invited to contribute to the consultation, we will work hard to ensure that we insist on a 'fair' process.
GCSE and A level subject content is preparation for further study and the world of work. It is important that you focus on your current learning and future aspirations.
Recent letters sent to students and parents about GCSE and A-Level Exams can be found below.
January 2021 vocational exam series
Timetables have been shared with candidates along with important information which can be found here
Fri 08 Jan - Principles of Management
Mon 11 Jan - Fundamentals of IT
Mon 11 Jan - Creative Imedia: Pre-Production Skills
Tue 12 Jan - Personal and Business Finance
Tue 12 Jan - Applied Science: biology
Wed 13 Jan - Applied Science: chemistry
Wed 13 Jan - Applied Science: physics
Please keep an eye on the notice boards for exam information - Year 10's near Student Services and BTEC/CTEC exam details will posted on the notice board in 6th form.
January 2021 exam series - Results Days
Vocational examinations results will be issued via e-mail to students from 9am on Thursday 17th March
- Principles of Management
Fundamentals of IT
Creative Imedia: Pre-Production Skills
Personal and Business Finance
Applied Science: biology, chemistry & physics
Questions answered on Exam Procedures
Please take the time to read the documents below. This is important information regarding examination regulations and procedures. If you have any questions please contact your Head of Year.
The following links to individual awarding body (exam board) websites provide examinations information and support to students and parents:
The following information applies under normal circumstances. Covid-19 related procedures will be communicated to relevant students.
Under normal circumstances, exam certificates:
- Cannot be posted
- Must be signed for
- Can only be collected after the presentation event, and within a published time frame.
If a student cannot collect personally, a named person may collect on their behalf, provided they bring with them a letter of authorisation hand-signed by the student, and proof of their identity.
For questions relating to examinations, please telephone the school on 0118 940 2357 and ask to speak to the Exams Officer or the relevant Head of Year. Alternatively, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org