GCSE and A levels: Ofqual lists evidence that should be used to decide grades

Exam boards could adjust upwards or downwards a school’s GCSE and A level grades if it is felt that its teacher-led assessment has been too generous or severe.

Teachers will decide their students’ GCSE and A level grades this summer and must consider evidence including class work, book work, assignments, mock exams, non-exam assessment, and other records of student performance.

Schools are to be contacted by the examination boards after Easter and will be given a submission deadline for their assessments – this deadline will be no earlier than May 29.

Teachers are deciding upon their students’ grades after the cancellation of formal GCSE and A level examinations this summer due to the coronavirus emergency.

Ofqual published on Friday (April 3) its guidance for schools, parents and students explaining exactly how grades should be decided and setting out the process between now and results day in August.

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