Theme: OFQUAL / DfE Consultation on how GCSE, AS and A-level grades should be awarded in Summer 2021

 

Background: The remit for this consultation emerged from letters on 13th January between the Secretary of State and OFQUAL. Consultation is open until Friday 29 January – respond via: https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/consultation-on-how-gcse-as-and-a-level-grades-should-be-awarded-in-summer-2021

The consultation contains 68 questions.

 

Key messages extracted from the document https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/consultation-on-how-gcse-as-and-a-level-grades-should-be-awarded-in-summer-2021/how-gcse-as-and-a-level-grades-should-be-awarded-in-summer-2021-html

 

This Briefing consists of quotations – text inset is taken out of order but forms part of the original (which is much longer and more detailed.) So we refers to OFQUAL/DfE.

 

Rationale

Given students’ education has been disrupted by the pandemic, their interests will be best served if they engage fully with their education for the remainder of the academic year, if they are taught for as long as possible and if they cover as much of the curriculum as possible.

 

You can read this Teacher Briefing in full here: Teacher Briefing 27 Consultation on awarding grades in Summer 2021

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