Latest update on Centre Assessed Grades for A-Level subjects
Dear students and parents/carers
As you will have followed in the national news yesterday the Government has now made a further announcement. This confirms that the A Level grades students will receive will be the centre assessment grades that were submitted to awarding bodies by schools and colleges. This is the grade we estimated you would most likely have achieved in your exam. If your Ofqual moderated grade is higher you will receive that. This switch to centre assessed grades applies to both A levels and GCSE results which students will receive later this week.
Right now what you will see in exams on Cedar are your Ofqual calculated grades. We will be directly emailing you your centre assessed grades for A-Level and AS subjects later this morning. These grades can only go to a college email account. As soon as we receive updated official grades from exam boards we will be able to put these into CEDAR.
In this context, we want to reassure you that your teachers worked hard to decide on your centre assessed grades. We were asked by the exam boards to send two pieces of information for each of your subjects, based on what we know about your work and achievements. Firstly, the grade we believed you were most likely to get if teaching, learning and exams had happened as planned. Each of your centre assessed grades was based on your subject teacher’s holistic professional judgement, balancing the different sources of evidence they were asked to consider within the guidance provided. Their judgements were based on a range of things such as classwork, homework, mock exams, any non-examined assessment or coursework, and general progress during the course. Curriculum leaders and teachers considered your performance over the course of study and made a realistic judgement of the grade you would have been most likely to get if you had taken your exams in a subject and completed any non-exam assessment this summer. Secondly, within each subject we were asked to rank order you by performance for each grade.
We understand how stressful the last few days have been and wanted to reassure you that we will continue to do all we can to support you.
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