Ofqual seeks views on GCSE and A level grading proposals for 2020
Following the government’s decision to cancel exams to help fight the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19), and that students should be provided with calculated grades this summer, Ofqual have set out exceptional arrangements for awarding GCSEs, AS and A levels, along with the Extended Project Qualification and the Advanced Extension Award in maths, so that as far as possible students are not disadvantaged by these unprecedented circumstances.
Ofqual have worked quickly to develop these arrangements so that schools and colleges know what is expected of them and that students can have their results in time to progress to further study or employment as planned. They have consulted with a variety of representative groups, and have sought views from those representing students. They explained when we published our information document that we would consult on some of the implementation decisions they must take, and changes to our regulatory framework. Ofqual have recently (Wednesday 15 April) launched a consultation seeking views on the following;
- Who should receive a calculated grade;
- Standardising centre assessment grades;
- Appealing calculated grades;
- The autumn exam series;
- Putting in place the regulatory requirements.
This consultation closes at 11:45pm on 29 April 2020