Curriculum

GCSE Grades 2020

The Government has said that the exam boards will be asking teachers, who know our students well, to submit their judgements about the grades that they believe our students would have received if the exams had gone ahead. 

On Friday 3rd April 2020 the Government announced details of how this would take place, also issuing guidance for teachers, parents and students and a letter for students

The Government's aim is to provide GCSE grades to students as soon as possible, not after the date they were expected in August, and ideally a little earlier, so they can have the certainty they need.  In terms of a permanent record, the grades will be indistinguishable from those provided in other years. The distribution of grades (national percentages getting each grade) will follow a similar pattern to that in other years, so that 2020 students do not face a disadvantage as a consequence of these extraordinary circumstances.

There will be an appeals process if students think the grades they are awarded are too low and an option to take an exam early in the next academic year if they wish to.

Please note that this process is confidential and school staff are not allowed to discuss this matter with students or parents at any time.