Centre Assessed Grades 2021
On Wednesday 6th January, the Government announced that all summer 2021 GCSE, AS and A Level examinations and assessments will be cancelled. This is to support the fight to stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus. This year, students will instead receive Centre Assessed grades as their final grades. On Wednesday 13th January it was also confirmed that the scheduled examinations for Vocational and Technical Qualifications (VTQs), will not take place in February or March this year.
Although summer examinations are cancelled, it is our goal that all students leave us equipped with the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in the world of further education and/or work. We are committed to ensure all our students leave fully prepared for their next step in education and training. To award the A Level and GCSE Centre Assessed Grades, we need to complete ongoing assessments in order to provide enough opportunities and evidence for students to be justified a worthy grade. Departments are working hard behind the scenes to ensure that students are given as many opportunities as possible to show us what they are capable of.
Revision for assessments is paramount to ensure they fully support the ongoing assessments as well as ensuring that students are fully prepared for their next stage. It is imperative that students continue to revise for each subject using the most effective revision strategies. Each departments’ revision plan is constructed so that we are supporting the building of the students’ core knowledge. Organisation is key and early preparation gives more time to memorise the amount of content required to be successful in assessments. Please follow this link to see GCSE and A-Level revision plans. In addition to this, each subject has provided a timeline of subject content that will be covered in lessons with a detailed breakdown of topics. This timeline also includes what assessments will be completed and an indication of when they will take place for GCSE and A-Level subjects.
Please find links to other useful documents and information below.
Centre Policy for CAGs
BTEC Centre Policy for Q TAGs
FAQs about centre assessed grades
JCQ parent, carer and student information
GCSE CAG booklet for parents
A-Level CAG booklet for parents
CAG evidence for all subjects - GCSE
CAG evidence for all subjects - A-Level
CAG and appeals letter