How exam grades in Preston and Lancashire will be decided this summer

Posted on - 8th April, 2020 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Preston News, Schools
Summer exams will be marked on mocks, coursework and assessment

Students in Preston studying for GCSEs, AS Levels and A Levels will be marked on mock exam grades, coursework and teacher assessment this year.


Students in years 11 and 13 had their formal exams cancelled due to the outbreak of coronavirus.

Lancashire County Council has now confirmed schools and colleges will look at a number of factors to provide an accurate grade for every student due to sit exams this summer.

County councillor Phillippa Williamson, cabinet member for children, young people and schools, said: ” Following the recent guidance from Ofqual, our Lancashire schools and colleges will be working hard to ensure that GCSE, AS and A-Level students receive an accurate assessment of the grades they were expected to achieve, following the cancellation of formal exams this year.

“During this extraordinary time, results will be assessed using classwork, coursework, mocks and other internal assessments, to assess what grade it is believed that students would have got, if they had sat a formal exam.

“Our teachers have until the end of May to send to the regulator what they believe each student was on track to receive, and these assessments will be used to decide on the final grade. Students will also be given the chance to sit exams at the earliest opportunity in the new academic year. If a student chooses to do this, both grades will stand.

“We know how important these results are for our students, their future and chosen careers. In these difficult and unprecedented times, I know that the teacher assessments will be scrupulously fair and objective.”

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