Flegg High Ormiston Academy

Exams

We have been informed of the plans for awarding GCSE grades to students.  However, exactly how this will work is still unclear.  The Government have announced that they will award grades based on teacher assessment using mock examinations and non-examined assessment too.  They will combine this information with other relevant information including prior attainment.  How this will be a fair and robust procedure is still being planned and the exams boards have informed us that we will know more about this process in April.  Students will also have the opportunity to sit exams early in the next academic year and the summer of 2021.  Students should know their grades by the end of July and they are able to appeal individual grades if they feel they do not fairly reflect their efforts.  We urge all year 11s to continue to engage with work and lessons that are delivered remotely as any improvements in their attainment can be taken into account when grades are submitted.  They will continue to have access to their online learning platform and sessions will be delivered in their normal timetabled sessions.  Further information on the awarding of grades is available on the DFE website https://www.gov.uk/government/news/further-details-on-exams-and-grades-announced.