Grade assessments for 2021

On this page, information, support and guidance for students, parents and carers is available from Pearson to help make the summer 2021 processes more transparent, and to help you understand what Ofqual and the Department for Education have asked your teachers to do to ensure that you receive a fair grade this summer.

There are a number of newsletters and updates provided by the awarding bodies which you can access and/or sign up to. These are listed below.

Update on Tuesday 06/07/2021

This year all students in schools and colleges will receive grades awarded and determined by teachers, with students only assessed on what they have been taught. These are Teacher Assessed Grades.

If you feel that the TAG which you have been awarded is not representative of the quality of your work, you are entitled to appeal.

There are two stages to the appeals process:

  • Stage One: requesting a centre review
  • Stage Two: appealing to the awarding organisation

Full details of the appeals process can be found here.

Information from Pearson on BTEC assessments 20/5/21

Pearson have released a letter regarding arrangements for BTEC assessments and support for university entry.

Update on Friday 21/5/21

Students will be aware that their grades will depend on the evidence which you have provided through your hard work. You will be able to identify the range of evidence which will be used at class level via this link. The window for grades to be logged on the various awarding body portals opens on May 26th and closes on June 18th. Results for A Levels and vocational Level 3 programmes will be issued on August 10th and those for GCSEs and Level 2 programmes on August 12th.

The centre assessment policy outlines the college’s approach to awarding Teacher Assessed Grades (TAGs).

A consultation on appeals guidance closed last week and has yet to report on its conclusions but we will let you know how appeals will work as soon as we have the information.

Please find below the Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ) Guidance on grades for A Level and GCSE students.