UPDATED 03/04/20: Latest News regarding Exams and Key Stage Statutory Reporting (Primary & Secondary)

LATEST NEWS

The Secretary of State for Education announced on Wednesday 18 March, that the 2019/20 national curriculum assessments will not take place due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Primary school performance measures will not be published for the 2019/20 academic year.

All early years foundation stage, key stage 1 (KS1) and key stage 2 (KS2) assessments are cancelled. This means that no monitoring or moderation activities will take place in 2019/20.

Today (03/04/2020) Ofqual have announced how GCSEs, AS & A levels will be awarded in Summer 2020.

Exam boards will be contacting schools, colleges and other exam centres after Easter asking them to submit, by a deadline that will be no earlier than 29 May 2020, the following:

  • a centre assessment grade for every student in each of their subjects: that is, the grade they would be most likely to have achieved if they had sat their exams and completed any non-exam assessment. Judgements should balance different sources of evidence such as:
    • classwork
    • bookwork
    • any participation in performances in subjects such as music, drama or PE
    • any non-exam assessment – whether or not complete
    • the results of any assignments or mock exams
    • previous examination results – for example, for any re-sitting students or those with relevant AS qualifications
    • any other records of student performance over the course of study
  • the rank order of students within each grade for each subject – for example, for all those students with a centre assessment grade of 5 in GCSE maths, a rank order where 1 is the most secure/highest attaining student, and so on. This information will be used in the statistical standardisation of centres’ judgements – allowing fine tuning of the standard applied across all schools and colleges
  • a declaration from the Head of Centre making the submission

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Further guidance that could be of interest:

 

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