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Primary school performance measures will not be published for the 2019/20 academic year.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:
- 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“
To see the full update click here.
Further guidance that could be of interest:
- Coronavirus (COVID-19): attendance recording for educational settings
- Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance on vulnerable children and young people
- Guidance for schools about temporarily closing