How GCSE English and maths will be assessed this year

The summer examinations have been cancelled due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Instead, GCSEs will be awarded through teacher-assessed grades.

The Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ) has released a guidance document which explains the process in more detail. The key things to note are:

  • A range of evidence will be used to assess students’ performance and decide their grades. This may include assessments, classwork, homework, mock exams etc.
  • To ensure we have enough evidence to accurately assess your performance, we expect students to continue attending their English and/or maths lessons until May half term. 
  • The College will review the available evidence from 26 May and submit GCSE grades to the awarding organisation by the 18 June submission deadline.
  • The awarding organisation will then check the accuracy of our grading through a period of quality assurance.
  • Results will be available on Thursday 12 August. We will let our students know how they can collect their results nearer the time.

For further information, please refer to the JCQ guidance document.

Please note that Functional Skills examinations will proceed in the summer as planned.

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