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Awarding GCSE, AS & A levels in summer 2020: interim report

Report into the grading of GCSE, AS, A level, advanced extension awards and extended project qualifications in summer 2020.

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Awarding GCSE, AS, A level, advanced extension awards and extended project qualifications in summer 2020: interim report

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As exams did not take place this summer, students’ grades were instead based on evidence of their likely performance in the exams had they gone ahead. In the absence of any formal assessments delivered by exam boards, evidence relating to students’ expected performance in qualifications this year was required.

This report looks at the considerations made in relation to grading this year’s qualifications in the absence of exam results.

Published 13 August 2020
Last updated 13 August 2020 + show all updates
  1. Updated with separate, extended Annex Q looking at the differences between CAGs and final grades by socio-economic group.

  2. First published.