The Exams Office (TEO) is supporting exams officers and their centres by providing a central point of reference on this page to:

  • links to relevant information and updates as these are published by key stakeholders on the arrangements for exams and assessments in 2020/2021
  • links to the latest updates from TEO
  • links to access individual key stakeholder websites and information

From January 2021 The Exams Office is also providing a regular video update summarising key information and updates from key stakeholders on the arrangements for exams and assessments in 2020/2021

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INFORMATION AND UPDATES FROM KEY STAKEHOLDERS

Latest* information and updates include:

(05/08/2021) JCQ provides External Quality Assurance process summary

(04/08/2021) Ofqual guidance published – Delivery of qualification results: vocational and technical qualifications

→ See earlier updates (20 March 2020-30 July 2021)

*Latest information and updates will not include any direct communications between key stakeholders and centres which are not in the public domain. Centres should always refer to direct communications and relevant email updates to confirm the latest processes/arrangements.

VIDEO UPDATES

VIDEO UPDATE 24 (coming 9 August)

VIDEO UPDATE 23 (19 July) – Stakeholder information for w/e 16 July

Ofqual

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Closed consultation and feedback is being analysed:

Closed consultation and feedback is being analysed:

Closed consultation and feedback is being analysed:

Ofqual: rolling update (updated 20/07/2021)

Qualifications in 2022 

(16/06/2021) Decisions on arrangements for non-exam assessment and fieldwork requirements for students entering qualifications in 2022

Collection GCSE, AS and A level qualifications in 2021 Publications relating to the awarding of GCSE, AS and A level qualifications in the academic year 2020 to 2021 (updated 08/06/2021) includes:

Guidance – Examination Procedures Review Service Terms of Reference: summer 2021 (updated 23/07/2021)

(23/07/2021) Consultation decisions: Terms of Reference for EPRS in summer 2021

(08/06/2021) Consultation decisions: The General Qualifications Alternative Awarding Framework Guidance

(10/05/2021) Student guide to awarding: summer 2021 (updated 25/05/2021)

(04/05/2021) Consultation decisions on arrangements for an autumn 2021 exam series

(24/03/2021) Consultation decisions: Technical Consultation – The General Qualifications Alternative Awarding Framework  

(25/02/2021) Decisions on how GCSE, AS and A level grades will be determined in summer 2021

Collection Vocational, technical and other general qualifications in 2021 Publications relating to the awarding of vocational, technical and other general qualifications in the academic year 2020 to 2021 (updated 04/08/2021) includes:

(04/08/2021) Delivery of qualification results: vocational and technical qualifications

(20/05/2021) Guidance for centres: awarding of VTQs: summer 2021

(04/05/2021) Consultation decisions on autumn assessment opportunities for VTQ and other general qualifications

(24/03/2021) Regulatory arrangements for the awarding of Vocational and Technical and Other General Qualifications in 2020-2021 

(25/02/2021Decisions on Alternative arrangements for the award of VTQs and other general qualifications in 2021


Regulation during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic

General Qualifications Alternative Awarding Framework – Regulatory requirements for awarding organisations offering specific general qualifications in 2021 (updated 08/06/2021)

Vocational and technical qualifications contingency regulatory framework – Regulatory requirements for awarding organisations offering vocational and technical qualifications (updated 04/05/2021)


The Ofqual Blog – view the latests blogs

DfE

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See the latest documents from the Department for Education


Guidance

Private candidate support grant: information for centres (updated 19/04/2021)

Awarding qualifications in summer 2021 (updated 20/04/2021) – What schools, colleges and students need to know about the arrangements for awarding GCSEs, AS and A levels, VTQs and other qualifications in summer 2021


Collection Guidance for schools: coronavirus (COVID-19) What school leaders, teachers and school staff need to do during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

Collection Further and higher education: coronavirus (COVID-19) What colleges and universities and other providers need to do during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak


Policy papers and consultations


Education in the media blog – view the latest blogs

BBC News

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