Information for Y11 Learners on Assessment Arrangements
I appreciate the announcement to cancel exams this summer will have been unsettling for you as learners and that you are urgently waiting for news. To keep you informed, I wanted to let you know what the process is on how examination boards will provide you with grades that you can use to progress to sixth form, college, university, training or work.
The aim is to treat all learners as fairly as possible this summer.
How will grades be calculated?
Most GCSEs that learners in Wales have been entered for will be awarded by WJEC. The Skills Challenge Certificate is only awarded by WJEC. If you are entered for a GCSE offered by a different exam board, the same principles will apply. Schools, colleges and other exam centres will be asked to send exam boards two pieces of information for each of your qualifications, based on what they know about your work and performance:
the grade they believe you were most likely to get if teaching, learning and exams had happened as planned
the order of learners, by performance, within those grades. Your centre will consider a range of evidence like your class and homework; your results in assignments and any mock exams; any non-exam assessment you might have done; and your general progress during your course.