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Summit Learning Trust welcome clarity on exams for students: Ofqual announce how exams grading for 2022 will work

Summit Learning Trust (@Summit_LT) welcome clarity on exams for students: @Ofqual announce how exams grading for 2022 will work 

Exams regulator Ofqual has today announced how examination grading will work next summer.

The Department for Education and Ofqual held a consultation on this matter, which closed in August and the plans for GCSE and A-Level exams in 2022 have now been unveiled.  Ofqual have confirmed that in summer 2022 students will be given advance notice on the focus of exam papers and this will be provided in early February to help students focus their revision over the final months.

There will also be more higher grades than before the pandemic,  in an effort to counteract the disruption students faced in their education.  Students will also be offered exam aids and a choice of topics in some exams.

Results in 2021 were based on teacher assessed grades and following their release in August there had been widespread discussion about how young people would be assessed next year.  Results are expected to return to normal standards by 2023.

Vince Green, Education Director at Summit Learning Trust said:

“Everyone at the Summit Learning Trust appreciated the announcement from Ofqual today.  Their statement brought welcome clarity and certainty on how exam grading will work next summer for students, teachers, parents and carers alike. 

“Our Year 11 and Year 13 students are glad to be back in the classroom and keen to make up for lost face-to-face learning time.  Year 11 students are so keen, in fact, that we have introduced an extra hour of teaching a day for them across all our schools to make sure they all receive enhanced support and guidance leading up to their examinations. This equates to around an extra 6 weeks of schooling for every young person. 

“We have also provided all our Year 11 students with high quality sets of revision materials for free to make sure they have everything they need to continue their learning at home.  Investing in our students demonstrates our belief in them and we know they will make us proud next summer.”

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