Ofqual’s student guide to awarding summer 2021
Ofqual has published an easy-to-use ‘Student guide to awarding: summer 2021’ – which is written for students studying GCSEs, AS, A-levels, vocational, technical and other general qualifications. This guide complements the materials that Ofqual has already published for teachers. You may want to share this with your students.
The guide also contains important advice on where students in England and their families can go for more information and support, including with mental health concerns.
The new guide outlines how students can appeal if they believe a grade is wrong. For most qualifications, students will have the option of sitting exams this autumn to improve their summer grade.
Exams Update: 25th February 2021
The Department for Education and Oqual have released further information about how students will be awarded grades in Summer 2021. Please follow this link to a statement from Ofqual aimed at students and their parents:
Results day for A Levels will be 10th August and for GCSEs 12th August.
Exam Board Regulations
Please see below for links to the information for candidates. Students are reminded they should arrive at college in good time for the start of the examinations (at least 15-20 minutes before the advertised start time) and with the proper equipment, eg pens, pencils and calculators if allowed. Students are also reminded to leave the examination area quietly as other exams may still be going on.