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Blackfen School for Girls

Blackfen School for Girls

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Examinations Information

 Teacher assessed grades for examinations in Summer 2021

 

On 6th January 2021, the government confirmed that in Summer 2021, students taking GCSE, BTEC, AS and A levels should be awarded grades based on assessment by their teachers. On 25th February and following a consultation period, the government and Ofqual published the decisions taken to support students and teachers, including the proposed arrangements for undertaking assessments in school, the quality assurance and appeals processes, and the process for awarding grades for all of the qualification courses.

Teachers will submit final grades to examination boards by Friday 18th June 2021 and final results will be issued in the week of Monday 9th August: provisionally A level, AS and Level 3 BTEC on 10th August; GCSE and Level 2 BTEC on 12th August. This will give extra time for any appeals to be assessed. There is now a consultation period running from 25th February to 11th March 2021 to confirm these arrangements. Following the consultation, the examination boards will publish detailed information to schools about the teacher-assessment process and timeline. 

The school will continue to update parents, carers, and students on the final arrangements for teacher assessment but in the meantime, we recommend that you read the letter from Ofqual to students, which explains the principles of this year's process. Please click on the link below: 

https://www.gov.uk/government/speeches/how-qualifications-will-be-awarded-in-2021