Please find linked below guidance for students, parents and carers from the Joint Council for Qualifications in relation to the award of grades in the summer of 2021.  This guidance explains everything you need to know about how and when grades will be determined this year, when results will be released, and the appeals process open to students this summer.  This information is also contained in detail in our Centre Policy.

Dear Parents, Carers and Students,

We have been pleased to see how year 11 have been quick to fully engage with their learning again after the Easter break.  It is clear that students are committed to getting the most out of their remaining time.

I am writing today to provide some further details about the remaining weeks of this half term. 

Towards the end of next week, we will issue the final year 11 student reports.  The report will provide the normal information, including grades from the recent mock exams together with the On Track For Grades.  Please bear in mind that we are continuing to teach, assess, and gather evidence for students’ capabilities so there is still time for these grades to improve before we must decide on final Teacher Assessed Grades for the exam boards. 

As I expect you are aware, the final Teacher Assessed Grades are confidential and we are not permitted to share them with students or parents, so next weeks’ report will be the last data report. 

We will shortly be talking through the evidence that we will use to determine grades with students and publishing that information on our website for parents to see, so that students can raise any concerns and discuss them with staff.  I will provide more information about this in the next few weeks.

The Joint Council for Qualifications has produced a useful guide for parents and students which we have attached above.  This provides a useful summary of all the information you may want to know about grading this summer including confirmation of the types of evidence we can use to determine grades, key dates, and the appeals process.

You will also find our Centre Policy on this webpage which outlines our approach to grading this summer.

Please be reassured that whatever processes we are required to follow, we will award students the grades that they deserve and that they have earned through their hard work. 

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Yours faithfully,

Mr Pease