Summer 2021 Examinations
Following the cancellation of external examinations this Summer, the Government have confirmed that pupils will receive grades awarded and determined by teachers, with pupils only assessed on what they have been taught.
Fairness and flexibility are at the heart of the Government’s plans to ensure young people get to the next stage of education or training.
Teachers will be able to draw upon a range of evidence when determining grades, including the optional use of questions provided by exam boards, as well as mock exams, coursework, or other work completed as part of a pupil’s course, such as essays or in-class tests.
Schools, colleges and other educational settings will conduct multiple checks – such as checking consistency of judgements across teachers and that the correct processes were followed – to ensure as much fairness as possible.
At the same time, exam boards will conduct their own checks, through a combination of random sampling and more targeted scrutiny where they identify cause for concern.
Results day is Thursday 12th August 2021 between 9:30am and 10:30am