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Exams

2021 Information

Following the government decision to cancel the summer 2021 exams due to Covid-19, each subject has identified relevant sources of evidence to support the creation of Teacher Assessment Grades (TAGs). These pieces of evidence will be marked and standardised by teachers. Samples of work will then be quality assured by Heads of Faculty or Heads of Department. In some cases there will be support from external verifiers (mainly in vocational subjects) to assess the accuracy of the awards. 

Please note that the Heads of Faculty and Heads of Department will decide which evidence will be used for the holistic TAG judgement, therefore not all in class assessments taken this half-term may be used.  Evidence may include, but may not be limited to: 

  • Student work produced in response to assessment materials provided by our awarding organisation(s), including groups of questions, past papers or similar materials such as practice or sample papers. 
  • Non-exam assessment work (often referred to as coursework), even if this has not been fully completed. 
  • Student work produced in centre-devised tasks that reflect the specification, that follow the same format as awarding organisation materials, and have been marked in a way that reflects awarding organisation mark schemes. 
  • Substantial class or homework (including work that took place during remote learning). 
  • Internal tests taken by students. 
  • Mock exams taken over the course of study. 
  • Records of a student’s capability and performance over the course of study in performance-based subjects such as music, drama and PE. 

Students have been made aware of when there is an assessment and which assessments will form part of the final TAG judgement. 

To ensure consistency in the TAG process, Ridgewood School has a Centre Policy for determining teacher assessed grades in summer 2021, which can be viewed here

The Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ) has published guidance for students and parents about how GCSE and ‘A’ level qualifications will be awarded in summer 2021, which can be viewed here

Ofqual’s advice to students can be viewed here

Results Days 

  • A Level results day will be Tuesday 10 August.
  • GCSE result day and Ridgewood Post 16 Enrolment will be Thursday 12 August.
  • Further details on how we will organise these days will be provided nearer the time.

Lost/misplaced examination certificates

It is vitally important to keep your certificates safe once collected. Uncollected certificates from previous years may not be held by the school, as we are required by the regulations to retain them only for a period of 12 months. If you require replacement certificates, there will be a charge for this from the exam board and we are unable to do this on your behalf. Further information on how to proceed can be found here; www.gov.uk/replacement-exam-certificate.