Ofqual have now published the following in response to the Secretary of State’s address to the House of Commons yesterday:
We are working with the Department and will begin to consult widely next week on possible arrangements for GCSEs, A levels and vocational and technical qualifications. We are mindful of the Secretary of State’s preference for teacher assessment to play its part. We are not starting from scratch: we have been considering different scenarios for some time and we have, of course, learned lessons from last summer. We will work towards the best approach for students so that they can progress on to the next stage in their lives. It’s important that students continue to engage with education so they are best placed to progress. We are aware of teacher workload and how teacher assessment of students will have an impact on that. And of course we are mindful of the needs of private or independent candidates and the diversity of the qualifications landscape.
You can read the full response from Simon Lebus, Chief Regulator for Exams 2021 here https://www.gov.uk/government/news/a-message-from-simon-lebus-chief-regulator-on-exams-in-2021