Coronavirus and Summer 2020 Exams
Following the decision to close schools and not go ahead with this summer’s exams, the government has announced more details of how grades will be awarded this summer.
Here are the main points:
- Regulators will develop and set out a process that will provide a calculated grade to each student which reflects their performance as fairly as possible, and will work with us and the other exam boards to ensure this is consistently applied for all students.
- Exam boards will be asking schools, who know their students well, to submit their judgement about the grade that they believe the student would have received if exams had gone ahead.
- To produce this, schools will be asked to take into account a range of evidence and data including performance on mock exams and non-exam assessment. Clear guidance on how to do this fairly and robustly will be provided to schools and colleges soon.
- Exam boards will then combine this information with other relevant data, including prior attainment, and use this information to produce a calculated grade for each student, which will be a best assessment of the work they have put in.
Please be aware that as a school we are still awaiting further information and will inform students and parents as soon as we have this.
18/03/2020 A statement from AQA – Our Main Examination Board
“Over the coming months, we’ll be working tirelessly with schools, regulators and the government to make sure young people who were due to take AQA exams this summer still achieve the qualifications they need to progress to the next stage of their lives – and that all the hard work our students and teachers have already put in is properly rewarded.”
We appreciate there is a lot of uncertainty, especially for those in exam year groups. Please be patient and we will pass on information as soon as we have it.
Please see the links below for important information about examinations and coursework.