Summer 2021 Examinations
The latest announcement from the Department for Education with respect to examinations in the Summer 2021 can be found here:
The Summer 2021 series will begin formally on Monday 7 June and will conclude on Friday 2 July. We are still awaiting confirmation of Ofqual’s contingency plans but at present the current guidance means that all students need to be available to sit examinations up to and including Friday 2 July 2021.
One maths and one English GCSE exam will be held just before the May half-term, giving any year 11 pupils who are affected by COVID-19 the best possible chance of still sitting a paper in each of these core subjects.
We hope that this further announcement and increased clarity will be helpful for students. In these uncertain times we are of course planning for possible disruption for individual, or groups of students during the examination period. As part of this planning we have ensured that there are a range of assessments undertaken in all subject areas across the year to provide a broad and balanced evidence base in case we have to award centre assessed grades as was necessary in Summer 2020. Please do reassure your child that no one mock examination or assessment will determine any centre assessed grade. Similarly, no one member of subject staff determines the grade for a student the process requires the Academy to undertake a robust moderation process and all recommendations are reviewed through external data sources wherever possible. I would thank families for their continued support on these matters.