GCSEs & A levels: Call for local hubs to help ease exams burden in October and November

Grades achieved by students who choose to sit their GCSE and A level examinations in October and November will be based on exam performance alone, with non-exam assessment not being considered, Ofqual has confirmed.

However, headteachers are concerned about the burden delivering a full suite of exams creates and have called for community hubs to be deployed to help ease pressure on space in schools.

Students will be awarded teacher-assessed, calculated grades in GCSEs, AS and A levels this summer after the exams were cancelled in light of the coronavirus pandemic.

Ofqual has confirmed that students will be able to appeal via their school if they believe the process has not been correctly followed or that there has been a mistake. Centres can also appeal if they believe something has gone wrong.

However, students will not be able to challenge the grade given to them by their school or their position in the centre’s rank order. But they will have the option of sitting their exams this autumn.

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