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EXAMS

The following Examination Boards are used at Parkside School:

A.Q.A

Edexcel

O.C.R

W.J.E.C

The Joint Council for Qualifications is the overseeing body of the Examination System and the website is: http://www.jcq.otg.uk/

Summer Exams 2021

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the grading of students for the Summer Exams in 2021 will take place using teacher assessment rather than the usual examinations. We can confirm that:

  • There will be no externally set exams this summer for GCSE and A Level.
  • Students will only be assessed on what they have been taught.
  • The grades will be based on teacher judgement, using assessment evidence of the standards that students achieve.
  • We will use a range of evidence to inform teacher judgements this will include: mock exam results, assessments and tests that have already been completed, alongside forthcoming assessments and questions provided by the exam board that will take place in school.
  • Results will be based on completed and future work. Therefore, students should continue to focus on achieving to the best of their ability.
  • School will run an internal standardisation system to ensure the submitted grades are fair, this will be quality assured by exam boards.
  • Exam boards will carry out random sampling, at subject level, to check and review the evidence on which grades were based.
  • Schools will submit grades to the exam board by 18th June. Students and parents cannot be told the grade at this stage as the external sampling process will need to take place.
  • Results days will be on: A Level 10th August

GCSE 12th August

There will be an appeal process for any student who believes their grade is not fairly awarded.

Assessments will take place during the Summer term in response to the guidelines released by JCQ (please follow link to JCQ document).

KS4 Results from Summer 2020

Measure

2018

2019

2020

Progress 8

-0.08

+0.12

+0.38

Attainment 8

43.64

47.35

49.04

Maths & English 4+

57%

73%

74%

Maths & English 5+

39%

48%

50%

Best English 4+

70%

79%

81%

Best English 5+

52%

61%

63%

Best English 7+

15%

23%

22%

Maths 4+

66%

81%

80%

Maths 5+

44%

57%

60%

Maths 7+

15%

17%

17%

Ebacc 4+

6%

7%

13%

Ebacc 5+

4%

5%

10%

Ebacc Entries

11%

8%

17%

Ebacc APS

3.4

3.6





KS5 Results from Summer 2020

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