The Highcrest Academy

LATEST EXAMS INFORMATION AND UPDATES FROM KEY STAKEHOLDERS

Results for November English & Maths re-sits

Results will be emailed to students school email addresses on Thursday 14 January by 10:00am

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(06/01/2021) DfE Press release Education Secretary outlines plans to support young people

(06/01/2021) @ofqual – We are working with the Department and will begin to consult widely next week on possible arrangements for GCSEs, A levels and vocational and technical qualifications.  We are mindful of the Secretary of State’s preference for teacher assessment to play its part. We are not starting from scratch: we have been considering different scenarios for some time and we have, of course, learned lessons from last summer. We will work towards the best approach for students so that they can progress on to the next stage in their lives. It’s important that students continue to engage with education so they are best placed to progress. We are aware of teacher workload and how teacher assessment of students will have an impact on that. And of course we are mindful of the needs of private or independent candidates and the diversity of the qualifications landscape.

(06/01/2021) @educationgovuk Summary of the next steps on the alternative arrangements for GCSE, AS and A level exams…

  • Students will not sit GCSE, AS and A level exams this summer
  • A consultation will be launched next week and conclude swiftly to give certainty to schools, colleges and students
  • We expect Ofqual, the exams regulator, to consider a teacher-assessed system as a replacement
  • Teachers will be given training and support to ensure these marks are awarded fairly and consistently
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(06/01/2021) Oral statement to Parliament Education Secretary statement to Parliament on national lockdown

(06/01/2021) News update Teachers’ grades will replace exams in England

(06/01/2021) Ofqual News story A message from Simon Lebus, Chief Regulator, on exams in 2021 – responding to the Prime Minister’s announcement of 4 January