JCQ Response to the Department for Education’s Statement

20 March 2020

JCQ welcomes the information outlined today in the Department for Education’s statement on awarding students a calculated grade for their GCSEs, AS and A levels this summer, and to provide an examination option for those that wish it as soon as is reasonably possible after schools reopen.

The awarding bodies are working with the Department for Education and the regulators in these difficult circumstances to develop a fair and consistent process to support students.

The awarding bodies will contact schools and colleges with further information and a timescale as soon as possible. In the meantime, we understand that teachers will have questions. We would ask that you please wait and put any unresolved questions to the awarding bodies when you have received further information from them.

Please do not send any unsolicited examples of candidates’ work, non-examined assessment marks or marksheets to the awarding bodies.

The full text of the Department for Education’s statement can be found at:
Further details on exams and grades announced

Ofqual’s response can be found here:
Update following announcement on exams and grades