Good news for Year 10 GCSE English Literature students
I was delighted to receive the following announcement from Ofqual this week which confirmed that Year 10 will be awarded a calculated grade for English Literature this summer. The school will submit centre assessed grades to the examining body based on the full range of evidence available from the whole course.
In line with our consultation proposal, we have decided that students entered for exams in year 10 and below will be eligible to receive calculated grades this summer. This follows the majority of responses received, which indicate that the progression of some students would be disrupted if they were not awarded a grade this summer, and to exclude them would have an unfair impact. Amongst the responses we received were concerns about the potential impact of excluding early entrants on disabled students or those with special educational needs, who might wish to spread their GCSE exams over different years.
Ofqual have made it clear that the centre assessed grades are confidential and schools are not allowed to share these with you. We would request that you do not contact teachers, heads of subject or senior leadership in relation to your child’s centre assessed grade as this is vital to the integrity of the system.