Corona Virus Update – Public Examinations Summer 2020

Update: 03/04/20

Ofqual (Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation) have today, published updates regarding the awarding of examination grades: please see the links below. The School will respond to parents and students in more detail to these updates at the beginning of next week.

Teachers, Students, Parents & Carers

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/877842/Summer_2020_grades_for_GCSE_AS_A_level_EPQ_AEA_in_maths_-_guidance_for_teachers_students_parents.pdf

Letter to Students Directly

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/877830/Letter_to_students_-_Summer_2020_grading.pdf
Grading in 2020 – Information for Students

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VXuDOrtJY1Q&feature=youtu.be
Update: 26/03/20

The Government has announced that there will be no formal exams in the summer; instead, grades will be “calculated” based on a range of data provided by schools. However, it has been left to individual exam boards to work out exactly what that means in terms of their own exams and their own courses. Until we have further information, our message to all examination students is clear: continue working as if courses were to be assessed in the usual way.

Please click the relevant links for the latest information.
General Exam Information (not subject specific):

Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual)

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/update-following-announcement-on-exams-and-grades

Department for Education (DfE)

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-cancellation-of-gcses-as-and-a-levels-in-2020/coronavirus-covid-19-cancellation-of-gcses-as-and-a-levels-in-2020

Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ)

https://www.jcq.org.uk/media-centre/news-releases

Information from specific examination boards:

AQA

https://www.aqa.org.uk/coronavirus-updates
This is for GCSE: Art, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Combined Sciences and for A Level: Art, Art Photography and History

Cambridge Assessment International

https://www.cambridgeinternational.org/news/news-details/view/update-from-cambridge-international-on-may-june-2020-exams-20200323/?fbclid=IwAR2wz7LoEbJMJP-UOPzXQ8cGOuWN8nxg4WwUPH8V_0hV24LPvAErQgKz08A
This is for iGCSE: ESL, English Language, English Literature, Physics, Music and for AS & A Level: Biology, Physics and Pre-U: Music and Philosophy & Theology

Pearson/Edexcel

https://qualifications.pearson.com/en/campaigns/united-kingdom-covid-19-coronavirus-update.html
This is for GCSE: French/German/History/Maths/Drama and for A Level: French/German/Maths/Music Technology

OCR

This is for A-Level English Literature only