Students will not be sitting examinations this summer.
The WJEC (Welsh Joint Education Committee) is the examining board that all schools in Wales have to use for the awarding of final grades. Normally, grades are awarded as part of an internal and external process with final exams being sat during the months of May and June.
Due to COVID, this year will be different. Schools are required, as per WJEC guidelines, to look at evidence holistically by drawing on assessment activities and NEA work completed since the beginning of the GCSE, AS or A2 course. The final grade will not be decided by one assessed piece of work. We will instead be issuing Centre Determined Grades (CDGs) to students that will be based on evidence which we will map to grade descriptors and assessment frameworks for each subject set by the WJEC.
At every stage of this process students’ assessed work will be moderated and standardised within subject areas in order to ensure a robust quality assurance process.
As part of this process, we have introduced a new tracker card that shows parents and students the breadth of assessment evidence that the school has.
The letter ‘Assessment and Quality Assurance Processes for the ‘Summer 2021 Alternative Arrangements’ can be found in the resources files