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Alternative Awarding Arrangements 2021

On 6th January 2021, the Minister for Education, Peter Weir, announced the cancellation of CCEA GCSE, AS and A Level examinations. In place of CCEA examinations in summer 2021, a student’s grade in a subject will be based on the professional assessment by their school of the evidenced standard at which they are performing. These will be known as Centre Determined Grades (CDGs). A similar approach has been adopted by other Examination Boards for subjects studied by our pupils (eg AQA, WJEC, OCR, Pearson).

Results days:

Tuesday 10th August 2021: AS and A2

Thursday 12th August 2021: GCSE

 

Links to useful information:

CCEA FAQs:

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS -Alternative awarding arrangements – summer 2021_0.pdf

Minister’s letter to parents, guardians and students:

GCSE, AS & A Level Qualifications 2021 Letter to Parents (1).pdf

Department of Education Factsheets for Parents and Students:

DE-FACTSHEET-V2.pdf

DE-FIVE-STEPS-Version3 (1).pdf

Ofqual  non-CCEA examinations) Infographic on how GCSEs, AS and A levels will be awarded in summer 2021:

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/964613/Infographic_-_how_GCSEs__AS_and_A_levels_will_be_awarded_in_summer_2021.pdf

AQA: https://www.aqa.org.uk/2021-exam-changes

WJEC: https://www.wjec.co.uk/home/assessments-2021-get-the-support-you-need/

Pearson: https://qualifications.pearson.com/en/campaigns/summer-2021-support.html?utm_source=homepage&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=GBSEGS0820SUM21

OCR: https://www.ocr.org.uk/everything-you-need-to-know-for-summer-2021/