GCSE Examinations Update

On 20 March the government published the following guidance regarding the cancellation of exams this summer.  https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-cancellation-of-gcses-as-and-a-levels-in-2020/coronavirus-covid-19-cancellation-of-gcses-as-and-a-levels-in-2020.  We would recommend Year 11 students and parents read this guidance as it answers several of the questions we all have regarding how grades will be awarded.

It does now appear it would not be appropriate to continue to set work for Year 11 students.  However, we would thoroughly recommend students maintain good study and learning habits over the next few months in preparation for the next stage of their education, whether that be ‘A’ levels, college courses, apprenticeships or training.  We would encourage students to research their new courses, read around the subject(s) and make use of the free online resources such as Seneca (https://www.senecalearning.com/).
There is still the slight possibility that coursework and controlled assessment tasks as they stand will be need to be moderated. If we need anything from students, we will contact the parents and students affected as a matter of urgency.  In the meantime, students do not need to continue with coursework.

As far as we know, results day for students is still Thursday 20 August 2020.  However, there has been some discussion although nothing definite about this date being brought forward to July.  As soon as we have more information we will let you know.