GCSE and A level Assessment 2021
Students are still in a strong position to make a difference to their final grades this year, as GCSE and A level grades will be awarded through portfolios of work compiled after the April school holidays.
Following last week’s announcement that school assessment will determine GCSE and A Level grades this year, Ofqual has issued further guidance. Schools will compile portfolios for students using a series of assessments, and prior work need not be taken into account.
Exam boards have been asked by Ofqual to provide “a package of support materials to include questions, mark schemes, data about how students typically performed in individual questions and exemplar materials, as well as advice for teachers about content coverage, topic selection, marking and making grading judgements.” These support materials will be part of the range of evidence teachers could use to determine the grade.
Now is the time to get motivated, get focused and get working — to re-energise and reach for the stars. Per aspera ad astra, as the Cambridge Tutors motto goes!