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Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

Examinations

Please find below full details of how grades will be decided and when and how grades will be received this Summer.

The approach for this academic year has been carefully designed to make grading as fair as possible in these unique circumstances. Grades for GCSE and A-level qualifications this year are called ‘Teacher Assessed Grades’ but this does not simply mean your teachers will be able to decide your grades.

Detailed guidance has been given to us by the Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ) which we must follow (https://www.jcq.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/JCQ-Guidance-on-the-Determination-ofGrades-for-A-AS-Levels-and-GCSEs-Summer-2021.pdf).

The JCQ have also published a guide for Students and Parents (https://www.jcq.org.uk/wpcontent/uploads/2021/03/JCQ-Guidance-for-Students-and-Parents-on-Summer-2021.pdf) which may help you understand the approach further.

In order to meet the guidelines, we must publish our specific academy approach to grading on our website in a document called our Centre Assessment Policy. This document is written for the awarding organisation or exam boards to check our approach is correct, you may also you may find this document useful in providing you with additional information about our approach.

To help you understand what will happen next, below are outlined key areas of the process.