Local MP Maria Miller has congratulated pupils receiving their GCSE results today. Maria said, “This has been a difficult year for everyone but particularly for young people who did not have the opportunity to demonstrate their progress in written examinations. The decision to revert to teacher assessed grades gives more young people the certainty and confidence they need to move forward to their next stage of studying. Congratulations to students, their parents and teachers on this set of results; and particularly to students good luck with your next stage of study.”
Exams were cancelled earlier this year to prevent the spread of coronavirus and to keep schools, colleges and wider communities safe.
Students getting their GCSE grades on Thursday 20 August will receive their centre assessment grade, unless their calculated (moderated) grade is higher, in which case they will receive that grade. Centre assessment grades are the grades which schools and colleges considered students were most likely to have achieved had exams gone ahead.
Students will also still have the opportunity to take GCSEs in all subjects in November should they want the opportunity to improve on the grade they have received or were not able to receive a grade. Pupils will then be able to use the higher of the two grades they have been given, either from the autumn series or their previous grade. These autumn exams, barring art and design, will be based on exam performance alone, rather than coursework.
For more information on exam results, go to: https://dfemedia.blog.gov.uk/2020/08/19/gcse-results-day-your-questions-answered/