Latest Developments Regarding Summer 2020 Examinations

As a way of keeping our students (and parents/carers) informed of information coming out about the arrangements for exams and grades this page has been set up with links to all relevant information that is currently available from the DfE, Ofqual, JCQ and the awarding bodies that Scalby School works with.  

(16/04/2020) The Department for Education has confirmed that results for GCSEs will be released on the same dates as originally planned – 20 August

DfE 

Latest from the Department for Education 

(22/05/2020) Responsibility for autumn GCSE, AS and A level exam series

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance for schools and other educational settings (last updated 24/05/2020)
A collection of documents providing guidance and advice about coronavirus (COVID-19) in educational settings for staff, parents and carers, pupils and students including:

(updated 20/05/2020) What parents and carers need to know about schools and education during the coronavirus outbreak

(updated 20/05/2020) Opening schools and educational settings to more pupils from 1 June: guidance for parents and carers

Overarching guidance for educational settings includes:
(updated 12/05/2020) Actions for educational and childcare settings to prepare for wider opening from 1 June 2020

(updated 18/05/2020) Actions for schools during the coronavirus outbreak

COVID-19 infection prevention and control includes:

(11/05/2020) Coronavirus (COVID-19): implementing protective measures in education and childcare settings

(updated 20/05/2020) COVID-19: guidance for educational settings

Guidance on specific subjects includes:
(updated 14/05/2020) Critical workers who can access schools or educational settings ( changed name from Coronavirus (COVID-19): maintaining educational provision)
(updated 22/05/2020) Coronavirus (COVID-19): cancellation of GCSEs, AS and A levels in 2020 (Published 20 March 2020)

Finance and administration includes:
(08/04/2020) Coronavirus (COVID-19): school and college performance measures
(20/04/2020) Coronavirus (COVID-19): reducing burdens on educational and care settings

Recent announcements and correspondence includes:

(24/05/2020) PM confirms schools, colleges and nurseries on track to begin phased reopening

(16/05/2020) Education Secretary’s statement on coronavirus (COVID-19): 16 May

(11/05/2020) Details on phased wider opening of schools, colleges and nurseries

(19/04/2020) Gavin Williamson speech on COVID-19 response

(03/04/2020 updated) Secondary school performance tables in England: 2020 (provisional)

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Public Health England and Department for Education 

COVID-19: guidance for educational settings (updated 20/05/2020)  The latest guidance for schools and other educational settings about the novel coronavirus, COVID-19

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BBC News 

Latest News: Education includes:

(25/05/2020) ‘Virus could be here for year’ so schools must open, says education secretary

(24/05/2020) Coronavirus: Schools in England reopening on 1 June confirmed, PM says

(21/05/2020) Councils throw 1 June schools reopening plan into doubt

(20/05/2020) Coronavirus: Ministers under pressure over schools return date

(17/05/2020) Coronavirus: Schools safe to reopen, Michael Gove insists

(14/05/2020) Coronavirus: Publish school reopening science, officers urged

(12/05/2020) Heads say 1 June school reopening plan ‘not feasible’

(10/05/2020) Primary schools could begin reopening from 1 June

(05/05/2020) Coronavirus: Teachers warn of early school return ‘spike’

(29/04/2020) Schools will reopen in phases, says Williamson

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Ofqual

Latest from Ofqual 

(22/05/2020) Open consultation

Consultation on an additional GCSE, AS and A level exam series in autumn 2020 Proposals for an additional exam series in autumn 2020 in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

This consultation closes at 11:45pm on 8 June 2020

(22/05/2020) Infographic: Process for awarding GCSEs, AS and A levels summer 2020

(22/05/2020) Films Grading in 2020 – information for students 

(22/05/2020) The Ofqual Blog – The impact of the coronavirus outbreak on exams around the world

(22/05/2020) Summer 2020 qualification explainer tool

(15/05/2020) The Ofqual Blog – Making grades as fair as they can be: advice for schools and colleges

Awarding qualifications in summer 2020 (Published 03/04/2020. Last updated 22/05/2020)

Information for schools, students and parents on how GCSE, AS, A level, vocational and technical qualifications will be graded and awarded in summer 2020 includes the following guidance documents:

Guidance for teachers, students, parents and carers: Summer 2020 grades for GCSE, AS and A level, Extended Project Qualification and Advanced Extension Award in maths (updated 22/05/2020)

Summer 2020 results for vocational, technical and other qualifications – Advice for teachers, trainers and tutors; learners, parents and carers; employers and professional bodies

Information for Heads of Centre, Heads of Department and teachers on the submission of Centre assessment grades: Summer 2020 grades for GCSE, AS and A level, Extended Project Qualification and Advanced Extension Award in maths (updated 22/05/2020)

Guidance for Centres – The awarding of vocational and technical qualifications, and other general qualifications, in summer 2020 (added 15/05/2020)

Guidance for Heads of Centre, Heads of Department and teachers on objectivity in grading and ranking (added 15/05/2020)

Letter to students – Summer 2020 grading (03/04/2020)

Private candidate policy update (added 30/04/2020) Update on centre assessment grades and rank orders for private candidates and for students who have worked with other centres

Update on summer 2020 GCSEs, AS and A level grades for students in year 10 and below and for private candidates (added 05/05/2020)

Letter to students – summer 2020 grading – BSL signed (added 16/04/2020)

(24/04/2020 outcomes 22/05/2020) Decisions on exceptional arrangements for assessment and grading in 2020 and Analysis of responses to consultation on exceptional arrangements for assessment and grading in 2020

Consultation on the assessment and grading of vocational, technical and other general qualifications

(15/04/2020 outcomes 22/05/2020) Decisions on exceptional arrangements for assessment and grading in 2020 and Analysis of responses to consultation on exceptional arrangements for assessment and grading in 2020

Consultation on specified general qualifications – GCSEs, AS, A levels, Extended Project Qualifications and the Advanced Extension Award in maths

(09/04/2020) The Ofqual blogArrangements for summer 2020 includes links to a short film for teachers and another for students to help everyone understand the process better

News and correspondence includes:
(22/05/2020) News story Ofqual GCSE and A level consultation outcomes and autumn exam series proposals

(05/05/2020) News story Ofqual publishes initial decisions on GCSE and A level grading proposals for 2020

(30/04/2020) News story A statement on our updated guidance for private candidates

(24/04/2020) News story Ofqual consultation on awarding vocational and technical qualifications in summer 2020

(24/04/2020) Correspondence Response to 9 April direction from Secretary of State for Education

(15/04/2020) News story: Ofqual seeks views on GCSE and A level grading proposals for 2020

(15/04/2020) Correspondence: Response to 31 March direction from Secretary of State for Education

(09/04/2020) News story: Awarding vocational and technical qualifications this summer

(03/04/2020) News story: How GCSEs, AS & A levels will be awarded in summer 2020

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AQA 

Coronavirus and summer 2020 exams (updated 16/05/2020)  

Latest information and updates on:
How grades will be awarded without exams

Entries, NEA and moderation for summer 2020 exams

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OCR

Supporting you during coronavirus

Latest updates and FAQs

Coronavirus update (updated 22/05/2020)  

Coronavirus FAQs

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Pearson 

Pearson COVID-19 Supporting our customers during Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Latest updates and FAQs

United Kingdom COVID-19 (Coronavirus) update including FAQs (updated 22/05/2020) 

UK BTEC, Work-based learning and Functional Skills assessment arrangements in light of Covid-19 including FAQs (updated 21/05/2020)

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WJEC/Eduqas 

Latest news from WJEC/Latest News & Articles from Eduqas

Supporting teachers & learners during Coronavirus and FAQs

The latest news includes:

(22/05/2020) Coronavirus update: Ofqual’s consultation on the assessment and grading of vocational and technical qualifications

(15/05/2020) Coronavirus update: The awarding of vocational and technical qualifications, and other general qualifications in summer 2020

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NCFE 

Coronavirus – information and advice for customers and learners (updated 22/05/2020)  

Covid-19 FAQs (updated 09/04/2020)

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