Emerson Park Academy

Endeavour, Persevere, Achieve

UPDATE - GCSEs and CORONAVIRUS

Dear Parents/Carers,

Please find attached the latest guidance published by the government regarding the summer examinations.

You will see that schools and colleges are being asked to submit centre assessment grades. As such we will be asking staff to take into account a full range of available evidence and to use their professional experience to make a fair and objective judgement of the grade they believe a student would have achieved had they sat their exams this year. In addition to this staff will be required to provide a rank order of students within each grade. In line with the government requirements, these grades and rankings will not be made available to students or parents.

The final grade awarded to each student will not be based solely on the information provided by the school. The exam boards will standardise the grades, using a model that is currently being developed by Ofqual and as with other years, the statistical model will consider prior attainment at school level.

Results will be released at the latest by the 22nd August 2020, the original GCSE results day. However, the government have suggested that they will endeavour to release the results earlier if they can.

Students who feel that their grades from the summer do not reflect their ability will have the opportunity to take their exams in the autumn series or in summer 2021. Further information can be found in the attached document.

Kind regards

Michelle Day

Assistant Head Teacher