How will exams be graded in 2020?

Posted: Wednesday, 22 April 2020 @ 07:55

This year students are unable to sit exams as schools have been closed to help limit the spread of COVID-19. So how are grades being awarded this year?

Teachers will submit two pieces of information to exam boards:

  1. The grade a student was most likely to get if teaching, learning and exams had taken place as planned
  2. A list of students at the school of the student who are taking that subject, grouped by grade and ordered by performance

Students will not be able to appeal the grade they are awarded by teachers. 

This documentation will be submitted to Exam boards and grades will be awarded as normal in August. For A-levels this is 13th August 2020 and for GCSE's this is the 20th August 2020. Students will not be able to appeal these grades once they have been awarded.

These grades will be unaffected by any work that students were unable to complete due to the schools closure.

Grades will look exactly the same as in previous years, and will have equal status with universities, colleges and employers, so students can move forward with their careers as planned. 

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