Find out all you need to know about how exam grades will be calculated this summer, following the cancellation of exams. 

  • Schools and colleges have been asked to provide GCSE, AS and A-Level, EPQ and AEA grades for their students.  
  • It is the grades they think their students would have achieved if they had sat their exams.  
  • Schools and colleges will also provide the rank order of students within each grade to make sure that grades are spread consistently. 
  • Grades will be based on classwork, homework, assignments, mock exams, non-exam course work and assessments and general progress.  
  • The grades will be confidential. Schools / colleges will not be allowed to share this information with their students. 
  • Ofqual (The Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation) will standardise grades so no student is at a disadvantage or advantage. They may change the grade that your school / college has given to you.  

You do not need to do any additional assessments or course work to affect your grade, however, you need to continue with your remote learning to help your transition to your next step. 

  • A-Level results will be available on Thursday 13 August 2020.
  • GSCE results will be available on Thursday 20 August 2020. 
  • Grades from this summer will be treated in exactly the same way as previous years by colleges, universities and employers so you can progress to your next step. 

If you don’t feel that your awarded grade reflects your ability, you will have the opportunity to sit an exam as soon as reasonably possible after schools and colleges re-open.  

BTEC grading for vocational exams is currently being discussed and further details will follow soon.  

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