Following the Government’s decision to close schools and cancel examinations scheduled for summer 2020, a new method of awarding exam results had to be found.
For GCSE, Alevel and vocational qualifications, schools were asked to provide a Centre Assessed Grade (CAG) for every student in every subject. CAG’s were based on a wide range of evidence held within the centre and teachers had to use their professional judgement to make fair and objective calculations. Several teachers were involved in this process for every subject which was overseen by a senior member of staff. Checks were rigorous and robust and ensured that fair and likely outcomes were predicted. Every single CAG was checked and signed off by the Head of Centre where he declared that grades submitted were a true reflection of likely outcomes and that no bias or discrimination (favourable or unfavourable) was present in the decisions that were arrived at.
All grades awarded this year will carry the same weight as previous years.