Ofqual has published guidance for GCSEs, AS and A Levels and Project qualifications as part of long-term contingency arrangements to improve the resilience of the qualifications system if exams are unable to go ahead at a national level. We confirm below the arrangements for our Cambridge Nationals qualifications.
For Cambridge Nationals qualifications, which are unitised and have a high proportion of centre assessment, assessment is normally completed, with unit results being issued during the students’ course of study. Therefore, further evidence may not be required.
However, if teachers plan to carry out all the assessment at the end of the course, for example, within the June series or final term in the students’ last year, schools and colleges should gather assessment evidence.
Evidence should enable alternative methods of awarding grades, such as teacher assessed grades (TAGs). For example, as for GCSEs and A Levels, evidence from one set of mocks in exam conditions should be sufficient. Students should be supported to complete their non-exam assessment (NEA) wherever possible.