A Level, AS Level and GCSE grading in summer 2021
The emergence of the Covid-19 pandemic led to a Government decision to cancel all external examinations in 2021; it was decided, instead, that students who were due to sit their examinations would receive a calculated grade.
For each student, schools and colleges were required to provide a ‘centre assessment grade’ for each subject – the grade they would be most likely to have achieved had exams gone ahead – taking into account a range of evidence including, for example, non-exam assessment and mock results.
To ensure fairness in the arrangements, the evidence submitted was subject to a standardisation process by The Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual).
A breakdown of our 2021 results and how they compare with previous years is provided below:
To illustrate what this means in practice, our top ten performing students achieved the following grades:
|9,8,8,7,7,6,6,6,D||Distinction* x 3|
|8,7,7,7,7,6,6,Distinction,Merit||Distinction* x 3|
|8,7,7,7,7,7,6,6,D,5,5||Distinction* x 3|