Public Exam Cancellation

The government has announced that GCSEs and A level examinations will not take place this summer. This now includes IGCSEs and Pre-U examinations. The students will receive a ‘calculated’ grade.

Ofqual has now produced a statement about how the grades will be awarded and has produced a letter to students. Schools and teachers are not allowed to get into discussions with parents and pupils about these calculated grades but here is full the guidance for schools, students and parents.

Please note that IGCSEs are not covered by Ofqual so they will be publishing their own guidance, but we expect that will mirror that of the GCSEs.

We are working on adapting our plans for summer term now that we know what is required.

  • Adapted plans for Year 11 may include setting assessed pieces of coursework to be completed at home, or an early start to teaching the A level syllabus.
  • We will work individually with the Y13 students once they have completed their current programmes of study to tailor their summer programmes to their individual needs in preparing for university. We expect the universities will be releasing guidance in due course of what they expect from the students over the next few months.