Ofqual announces new 2020 grading system
April 3 2020
Ofqual has set out details for schools, colleges, students, parents and carers on how GCSE and A level grades will be awarded this summer.
Following the cancellation of exams, schools and colleges will now provide centre assessment grades for each student. These will be fair, objective and carefully considered judgements of their students' grades, taking into account the full range of available evidence.
Grades will also go through a process of standardisation using a model being developed with Ofqual.
We will continue to offer you our support and help whenever you need it. If you have any questions about your application, please get in touch.
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Update on the Internatonal Baccalaureate Diploma (IBO) and International Baccalaureate Career Programme (IBCP)
March 23 2020
The May 2020 examinations as scheduled between 30 April and 22 May 2020 for the Internatonal Baccalaureate Diploma (IBO) and International Baccalaureate Career Programme (IBCP) will no longer be held.
Depending on what you registered for, you will be awarded a Diploma or a Course Certificate which reflects your standard of work. This assessment will be based on your coursework and the established assessment expertise, rigor and quality control already built into the programmes.
We are advised that further information and FAQ's will be sent to schools by the IBO later this week.
Further details on exams and grades announced
March 23 2020
The exam regulator, Ofqual, and exam boards will work with teachers to provide grades to students whose exams have been cancelled this summer, following our actions to slow the spread of coronavirus.
University representatives have confirmed that they expect universities to be flexible and do all they can to support students and ensure they can progress to higher education.
We understand this is a worrying and unsettling time and we are working hard to ensure your transition to university will be a smooth one. We will continue to offer you our support and help whenever you need it, so if you have any questions about your application please do get in touch.
Announcement for applicants applying from UK schools
March 19 2020
The UK Government has announced that final external exams will not be run in June 2020. We are currently awaiting further guidance from the examination boards on how they intend to award GCSE, A level and BTEC qualifications without final exams.
We know how concerned you are, but please be reassured that we have mechanisms in place to ensure we can manage the admissions process for those of you who are planning to join us in September, even without final exams.
We will share further information with you when we have further guidance from the examination boards on their next steps. We are monitoring and following all advice from Public Health England, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, and the World Health Organisation and we are reviewing this guidance on a daily basis.