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If you were due to sit exams that will lead to a final GCSE grade next summer, you will not receive a grade this summer. Instead you can choose to either:
Whichever option you choose, you will be awarded the highest grade.
You will be issued a grade using a combination of average centre performance, centre assessed grades and rank ordering.
You will be awarded a grade based on a range of evidence. No AS exams will be scheduled until Summer 2021. CCEA are still working towards the model on which AS grades will be awarded and in which centre assessed grades and centre rank orders will be used.
Unfortunately, the nature of the AS Grade that you will be awarded in 2020 will not allow it to contribute to your A Level results in 2021.
You will have two options for A Level in Summer 2021, either:
For every GCSE, AS and A level subject, CCEA will require each school, college or other exam centre to submit the following information:
CCEA A Levels will be determined using a calculated grade which takes into consideration predictions based on your previous performance and centre assessed grades and centre rank orders.
At the moment normal arrangements for reviews of marking and appeals will not apply. The exam boards are considering what arrangements can be put in place to allow an effective appeal. We will provide further guidance when more information becomes available.
Yes. If you feel that your grades from this summer do not reflect your performance, you will be able to sit exams at the next available opportunity.
There is no requirement for students to complete additional mock exams or homework tasks for determining a centre assessment grade, and no student should be disadvantaged if they are unable to complete any work set after schools/colleges and other exam centres were closed.
Your school or college will be asked to send the exam board two pieces of information for each of your subjects:
Your school or college will also consider a range of things like your classwork and homework; your results in assignments and any mock exams; any non-examination assessment or coursework you might have done; and your general progress during your course.
Exam boards will use the information provided to standardise grades across schools and colleges, to make sure that, as far as possible, results are fair and that students are not advantaged or disadvantaged. That means the final grade you get could be different from the one your school or college sends to the exam board.
Yes, you will be able to move onto the next stage of your education or employment as planned, provided you meet the entry requirements/criteria.