11 May 2021

Teacher assessed grades and exams in 2021


Ofqual has confirmed that students who receive a teacher assessed grade this summer in GCSE, AS or A-Level will be able to sit exams in the same subject in the autumn, but there will be no adaptations to exam papers to account for loss of learning due to Covid 19. 

The grade awarded will be dependent on performance in the exam, and there will be no teacher assessment involved. GCSE exams will take place in November and December. In addition, any student who was aged at least 16 on 31 August 2021 can take the GCSE English language and maths exams, as is usually the case. Read more

You can view full details of the outcomes of the Ofqual consultation on the awarding of GCSEs, A Levels and AS levels this summer here

Vocational qualifications and functional skills

A consultation outcome on the awarding on vocational and technical qualifications has also now been published, which requires awarding bodies to make arrangements for assessments to all learners who are eligible to receive a result through a teacher assessed grade should they wish to improve on it. You can view the consultation outcome here


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