Examinations update

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We have been watching and waiting and finally, yesterday,  that the Government announced that they would revert to Centre Assessment Grades for all students in Year 13 and Year 11 who were unable to sit examinations this year.  A and AS level students will be reissued their centre assessment grades. Year 11 GCSE students will also receive their centre assessment grades on Thursday.  Any Year 13 student who received a calculated grade higher than their centre assessment grade will not see their grade reduced.

Gavin Williamson, the Secretary of State for Education said:

‘This has been an extraordinarily difficult year for young people who were unable to take their exams. We worked with Ofqual to construct the fairest possible model, but it is clear that the process of allocating grades has resulted in more significant inconsistencies than can be resolved through an appeals process.’

‘We now believe it is better to offer young people and parents certainty by moving to teacher assessed grades for both A and AS level and GCSE results. I am sorry for the distress this has caused young people and their parents but hope this announcement will now provide the certainty and reassurance they deserve.’

For the full news story visit the government website here