‘We would like to congratulate all students who have received their vocational and technical results. You should all be very proud of your achievements throughout the year and of the remarkable resilience you have shown.
‘JCQ and the VTQ awarding organisations are very grateful for the enormous effort schools, colleges and other providers have put in to determining grades for their students this year.
‘To make sure that teacher assessed grades were awarded as fairly and appropriately as possible, the exam boards quality assured the approach used by schools and colleges following principles set out by Ofqual in the Vocational and Technical Qualifications Contingency Regulatory Framework (VCRF).
‘Students can have confidence that Government, awarding organisations, schools, colleges and universities have worked together so that their grades best prepare them to succeed in the next stage of their education, training or in employment.
‘As in every year, an appeals process is in place. Students with queries should contact their school or college in the first instance to discuss this.’
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Notes to editors:
The Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ) is a membership organisation comprising the eight largest providers of qualifications in the UK.
Our members are: AQA (AQA Education Ltd), CCEA (Northern Ireland Council for Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment), City & Guilds, NCFE, OCR (Oxford Cambridge and RSA Examinations), Pearson, SQA (Scottish Qualifications Authority), WJEC.
The JCQ is a membership organisation and enables member awarding bodies to act together in providing, where possible, common administrative arrangements for schools and colleges and other providers which offer their qualifications; and responding to proposals and initiatives in assessment and the curriculum.
The JCQ is a not for profit Community Interest Company