GENERAL STATEMENT – SUMMER EXAMINATION GRADING
General Statement regarding teacher assessed grades for
Summer 2020 qualifications
On 18 March 2020, the Secretary of State for Education announced that the summer 2020 GCSE exam series would be cancelled in order to help fight the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19).
On 23 March the Secretary of State explained the government’s intention that results would be issued to this year’s cohort based on a range of evidence and data, including performance on mock exams and non-exam assessment.
Following this, schools have been asked to provide a centre-assessment grade for each learner. This is the grade that each pupil is ‘most likely to have achieved’ if they had sat their exams and is based on evidence held by schools and reviewed by subject teachers and heads of department.
Schools also have to provide a rank order of students within each grade. Ofqual have stated this is because the statistical standardisation process will “require a more granular scale” than grades alone.
At Wright Robinson, student grades and rankings have been devised by a multifaceted approach taking into account Mock Exams, class work, assessments and general trajectory.
Grades are subject to adjustment by individual examination boards.
The Ofqual message to all students, issued on 3rd April 2020, can be found at the link below: