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Ofqal confirm autumn assessment arrangements

Ofqal confirm autumn assessment arrangements


Following the Ofqual Consultation on arrangements for an autumn 2021 exam series, they have confirmed that any student who receives a teacher-assessed grade (TAG) this summer, or who an exam board believes would have entered for the exams in summer 2021, can take the corresponding GCSE, AS and A level exams in autumn 2021.

AS and A level exams will be held in October and GCSE exams in November and December. Exam boards can offer GCSE English language and GCSE maths exams in January 2022 for students who were eligible to enter the autumn exams in those subjects but did not do so. In addition, any student who was aged 16 on 31 August 2021 can take the GCSE English language and maths exams.

Exam boards are required to offer exams in all GCSE and A level subjects and to offer AS exams in biology, chemistry, further maths, maths and physics. The exams will be in their normal format, with no adaptations being made and reasonable adjustments will be made for students with disabilities. For art and design qualifications, grades will be determined by students’ performance in a task set and marked by the exam board.

You can read the full consultation outcome here.