Ofqual has published a consultation on how the autumn exam series for GCSEs, AS and A Levels should run in 2021.
The additional series will provide students who would like to improve on the teacher assessed grade issued to them in summer 2021, with the chance to take an exam.
Proposals outlined in the consultation include:
The consultation does not include any proposals on the approach to grading in the autumn 2021 series. Ofqual wants to reflect on the outcomes from summer 2021 and the likely approach to exams in summer 2022 before making any decisions on grading for autumn 2021.
The autumn series was announced as part of the measures outlined by the Department for Education/Ofqual in February following the cancellation of exams for summer 2021. The autumn consultation closes on 9 April 2021.
Decisions about whether exam boards should offer a different provision of autumn VTQ assessments, beyond those already provided, have not yet been announced following the recent Ofqual consultation on the regulatory arrangements for VTQs.