Following the Government’s decision to cancel examinations scheduled for summer 2021, a new method of awarding exam results had to be found.
For GCSE, Alevel and vocational qualifications, schools were asked to provide a Teacher Assessed Grade (TAG) for every student in every subject. TAG’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 evidenced outcomes were awarded. Every single TAG was checked and signed off by the Head of Centre where he declared that grades submitted were a true reflection of assessed work 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.