U-turn on centre-assessed grades is fairest solution

U-turn on centre-assessed grades is fairest solution

17 August 2020

The decision to award GCSE and A Level students their centre-assessed grades is the fairest solution, says GSA President Jane Prescott.

Mrs Prescott, who is also Headmistress of Portsmouth High School GDST, said:

“Awarding students their teacher-assessed grades (CAGs), though not without its challenges, is now the fairest solution and the only way out of the gridlock in which so many students and teachers now find themselves.

“The application of the grading algorithm was not what we had been led to believe. We were surprised that schools were not asked for further evidence and disappointed that we were not approached or consulted when it was clear that there were going to be huge anomalies in the awarded grades.

“We must now move heaven and earth to ensure that exams take place next year so that students are never again placed in this disruptive and stressful position.”


Read Ofqual’s statement here.

Read BBC News coverage here.

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