GCSEs will be based on a process involving teacher assessment against national standards, internal quality assurance, and external quality assurance by the exam boards. The national process defined by the Department for Education and the exam's regulator, Ofqual is as follows:
Teachers will assess learners against a national standard as defined by the exam boards. Departments will submit grades which will be quality assured by the school. This internal quality assurance process will have to be signed off by the exam board to ensure it is rigorous and in line with national standards. Our school results will be quality assured externally by the exam boards. Then the exam boards will award students their final grades.
What are the key dates for this summer’s process?
- Now until the 26th May- evidence gathering
- 26th May-18th June- Teacher Assessed Grades to be submitted to Awarding Organisations
- Week beginning 21st June- Year 11 will switch to remote learning for the majority of their studies
- 25th June Sixth Form Induction Day
- 12th August- GCSE results day