2021 ASSESSED GRADES PROCESS
As we approach the end of the year, students are completing their in-school assessments that will form part of their final grade. We wanted to write to you before term ends to explain how students’ grades will be awarded this summer. You will find our full school policy on how grades will be awarded, and quality assured this year on the Year 11 & Year 13 Grades 2021 page of the school Website.
Benfield School is following the national process for awarding grades this summer defined by the Department for Education and the exams’ regulator, Ofqual. A brief overview of how grades will be awarded this year is as follows:
Although the points above show where teachers have used their professional judgement to determine grades, because of the subject and school level quality assurance systems in place to check and approve final grades, it should be clear that these grades are the responsibility of the school, and not individual teachers.
At the end of this document, we have attached some frequently asked questions which we hope will provide further information and support.
If you have any questions regarding the process for awarding grades this summer, please contact the main school office. We cannot however discuss individual student grades - to do so would be exam malpractice and will have to be reported to the exam authorities along with any concerns around undue pressure or contact with individual members of staff.
After students leave school on Friday 28th May, there will be a Year 11 Bridging Programme running until Friday 25th April which includes online learning, Sixth Form Taster Week and Careers advice & guidance. All Year 11 students are encouraged to take part in these activities to help support their transition to the next stage of their career.
Results days this summer will be as follows with specific timings to follow:
A Level Tuesday 10th August 2021 at 8:30am
GCSE Thursday 12th August 2021
The process to award grades this year has been a massive undertaking for schools, however, we are confident that the system we have in place - and the efforts of our staff and students - mean that we can achieve the most accurate outcomes for our young people that we can.
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