The Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ) has published detailed guidance for schools and colleges to support the delivery of teacher assessed grades and help your students to progress this summer. This follows the decisions confirmed in February that students’ grades would be based on teacher assessment.
After exams were cancelled earlier this year, we committed to passing back any savings to schools and colleges in the form of a rebate on our qualification fees.
For summer 2021 results, standard post-results services will not be available. Instead, there will be a new appeals process. You can view guidance for AS and A Levels, Cambridge Nationals, Cambridge Technicals, Core Maths, Entry Level Certificate, Extended Project, FSMQ and GCSE on our dedicated summer 2021 appeals page.
For Functional Skills, Life and Living Skills, Digital Employability and Entry Level Award in Using ICT, please see our separate guide.
To submit grade change requests and appeals in Interchange, click on ‘Appeals 2021’ and then ‘Make grade change requests and appeals’ in the left-hand menu. You will see the landing page, which contains links to the services as well as the centre dashboards. You can submit grade change requests and appeals from the candidate results release dates (10/12 August).
If you need to be able to submit appeals, you will need Centre Administrator access. To request additional Centre Administrators within your centre, please complete and return a new Interchange Agreement.
If you need to submit grade change requests and appeals, here are a few troubleshooting points that might help:
For Cambridge Nationals and Cambridge Technicals, we'll ask you to submit your unit level teacher assessed grades for your non-certificating students in the autumn term 2021. We're planning to make the window for submitting unit level teacher assessed grades from 20 September to 1 October 2021. We'll confirm this when we provide further details.
Unit level teacher assessed grades should be determined following a similar process to that for qualification level grades. Please see our step by step guidance on how to determine the grades, including guidance on unit level grades and our FAQs.
For the autumn 2021 series, we've published the key dates and final exam timetables for GCSEs and AS and A Levels and Cambridge Nationals and also the fees. Entry code booklets are available on our website too (we won't be sending hard copies of these).
The entry deadlines for the autumn 2021 series are listed below:
Basedata will be published on 9 and 11 August for A Levels and GCSEs respectively.
The autumn 2021 results days are listed below:
There are a few qualifications with changes to assessment for the autumn exams, you can read our latest update for more information.
This year, we're running a range of events:
We're updating our frequently asked questions regularly. To receive an email notification each time a new 'FAQ' is added or updated, click on the ‘Follow’ link on the Exam Officers FAQs web page.
To make it easier for you, we've added links to our most recent communications to our exams officer updates page, so you can view them all in the same place.
We continue to use our social media channels – Facebook and Twitter – for those of you who find them useful but, if you don't use them, you won't miss anything!
The Exams Office gathers information on its website from stakeholders. This helps to make sure exams officers are keep up to date with the latest information in relation to this summer's awarding process.