Following the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, the UK government has decided that the Summer 2021 examination series will not go ahead as planned. Instead, departments will determine your grades, based upon a range of evidence verified by the exam boards and the Academy.
These results will then be reviewed by the exam boards who designed each course, before awarding the final grades which reflect your performance on content you have been taught, and allow you to confidently progress to the next stage of your education or into employment.
This page will provide an overview of the most important information that you and your parents or guardians need to know about how grades will be awarded this summer. This includes a timeline of what is happening and when; how we at GSA and exam boards will determine your grades; and when you will receive your results.
JCQ and the exam boards have been working together actively to support your teachers, to determine your grades this summer. At GSA we will be setting our own approach for teachers to follow which will be developed in line with guidance from the exam boards, Ofqual and the Department for Education.