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Teacher Assessed Grades 2021

Teacher assessments will replace exams in summer 2021. This applies to assessments for GCSEs, AS and A-levels, as well as some vocational and technical qualifications (VTQs).

 

What's the timeline?

  • From March - Teachers can get training and support from exam boards on making fair judgements on grades
  • End of March – Schools will receive optional assessment materials from the exam boards on all subjects (except art and design) and additional guidance on processes and procedures
  • Before 18 June – Schools will carry out an internal quality assurance
  • 18 June - Deadline for submitting pupil results to exam boards 
  • June and July - Exam boards will conduct external quality assurance by checking evidence for a sample of schools and subjects. It'll also follow up on any concerns it has about schools' internal quality assurance processes
  • 10 August - AS and A-level results day
    GCE Results Day – Tuesday 10th August 2021
  • 12 August - GCSE results day
    GCSE Results Day - Thursday 12th August 2021
  • After results are released - there'll be a window for pupils to appeal if they think their grade is wrong.
    SWA Appeals Guidance 2021

 

For details on the Consultation outcomes from Ofqual please click on the link below:
https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/consultation-on-how-gcse-as-and-a-level-grades-should-be-awarded-in-summer-2021

 

For an infographic summary on how A levels, AS levels and GCSEs will be awarded please click on the link below:
https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/964613/Infographic_-_how_GCSEs__AS_and_A_levels_will_be_awarded_in_summer_2021.pdf

 

For an infographic summary on how vocational and technical qualifications (VTQs), including BTECs will be awarded please click on the link below:
https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/964614/Infographic_-_how_vocational_and_technical_qualifications_will_be_awarded_in_2021.pdf

 

This page will be updated as further detailed guidance is released.