Following the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, the UK government has decided that the Summer 2021 examination series will not go ahead as planned. Instead, teachers will determine your grades, based upon a range of evidence verified by your school.
These results will then be reviewed by the exam boards who designed each course, before awarding the final grades which reflect your performance on content you have been taught, and allow you to confidently progress to the next stage of your education or into employment.
JCQ, the Joint Council for Qualifications, has published a document providing an overview of the most important information that you and your parents or guardians need to know about how grades will be awarded this summer. This includes a timeline of what is happening and when; how teachers, schools and colleges will determine your grades; and when you will receive your results. Please click the link below:
Ofqual have also published some advice that you may find helpful here.
Remember, if you are worried about anything to do with your exams, please speak to the staff at school. You can also contact your Careers Adviser, Christine Thomson:
The Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ) has put into place rules and regulations to allow examinations to run as smoothly as possible and to ensure fairness for all students. Please click the links below to view the notices and guidelines for candidates issued by JCQ for the Summer 2021 exam series which you need to be familiar with:
- Information for candidates – Coursework Assessments
- Information for candidates – Non Examination Assessments
- Information for candidates – On-Screen Tests
- Information for candidates – Social Media
- Information for candidates – Written Examinations
- Information for candidates – Privacy Notice
- Unauthorised Items poster
We have a number of exams policies in place to ensure that all the JCQ regulations are followed, which you can view below:
- Access Arrangements Policy
- Access to Fair Assessment Policy
- Complaints & Appeals Procedures
- Equalities Policy (Exams)
- Exam Contingency Plan
- Exam Malpractice Policy
- Exam Policy
- Exam Room Emergency Evacuation Policy
- Exam Word Processor Policy
- Internal Appeals Policy
- Internal Moderation Policy
- Non Exam Assessment Policy
If you have any questions at all, please don’t hesitate to contact Liz Butler, Exams Officer, by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or on 0161 883 2401 extension 1026.ension 1026.