Consultation on how GCSE, AS & A level grades should be awarded

On 15 January 2021 Ofqual and Department for Education published an open consultation.

The consultation closes at 11:45pm on 29 January 2021

The government propose that in summer 2021 a student’s grade in each subject will be based on their teachers’ assessment of the standard at which the student is performing.

In the absence of exams, their view is that teachers, once provided with the necessary guidance and training, are best placed to assess the evidence of the standard at which their student is performing.

This consultation seeks views on their proposals, including how to support teachers to make their assessments fairly and consistently.

They propose that the final assessment will be made towards the end of the academic year, at about the time students would have taken their exams.

The government wants to hear the views of students who were due to take their exams, their parents and carers, their teachers, school and college leaders and others who have an interest, including further and higher education providers, and employers. Further details can be found here.

The consultation document can be found here.