GCSE DfE Update
You may have seen by now the DfE announcement which states that they are working towards ensuring “students are awarded a grade which fairly reflects the work they have put in”. This is expected to take a range of evidence and data, including prior attainment data, into account and the update says that clear guidance on how to do this fairly will be provided. Please be assured that we have a rigorous ongoing data tracking system in school and hold a range of accurate subject-specific data – so please don’t worry about Entrance Exam results being the sole piece of information.
The DfE and Ofqual are working towards finalising their approach to ensure fairness and once we have received this information we will share this with you. We are unable to answer queries regarding the possibility of taking exams in September as this suggestion from the government has yet to be finalised and we do not yet have any specifics.
If you have any queries regarding this, please put GCSE Query in the subject line and send to: firstname.lastname@example.org