Examinations

Welcome to our Exams homepage. Here you will find some advice and guidance on exams and controlled assessments.

Coronavirus and Summer 2020

On 18 March 2020, the Secretary of State for Education announced that the summer 2020 GCSE, AS and A level exam series would be cancelled in order to help fight the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and that students due to sit the exams would be awarded a grade based on an assessment of the grade they would have been most likely to achieve had exams gone ahead. On 23 March, in a written statement to Parliament, the Secretary of State explained the government’s intention that results would be issued to this year’s cohort based on a range of evidence and data, including performance on mock exams and non-exam assessment.

Our staff have worked very hard to prepare and submit the Centre Assessed Grades in line with the Ofqual and exam board guidance. We are grateful to parents and students for not asking questions in relation to proposed grades that we are not permitted to answer. Please be reassured we have followed all exam board and Ofqual guidelines to ensure students receive grades which honestly reflect their capabilities and aim to mitigate the impact of the pandemic within the set parameters.

Summer 2020 Grades for GCSE AS A Level Guidance 

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Ofqual Summer 2020 Letter to students – Grading

Further information can be found on the following websites:-

JCQ

GOV.UK

Exam Boards

AQA

Edexcel

OCR

WJEC