Coronavirus update: Qualifications Wales’ consultation on grading of qualifications
Coronavirus update: Qualifications Wales’ consultation on grading of qualifications

Today, Qualifications Wales has published the outcomes of its consultation on arrangements for this summer’s approved GCSE, AS, A level and Skills Challenge Certificates qualifications.

As a result of the consultation, Qualifications Wales has set out four aims that will underpin the statistical standardisation model to be used by WJEC for issuing grades this summer and to ensure that all learners are treated fairly. The aims are that:

  • All learners for whom a qualification-level centre assessment grade and rank order are submitted will receive a grade;
  • National outcomes will be broadly similar to those in previous years to reduce the risk of unfairness for learners over time and maintain public confidence;
  • As far as possible the process for awarding grades will not systematically disadvantage learners, including those with characteristics protected by equalities legislation, and;
  • The standardisation model will use a range of evidence to calculate the likely grades that learners would have achieved, had they been able to complete their assessments.

Individual learners dissatisfied with their grade will not be able to appeal to WJEC. However, there is a process that means WJEC can consider appeals made by centres on certain grounds.

All our teams at WJEC remain committed to supporting you during these challenging times. Teachers should contact our relevant teams with any queries, who will be happy to provide assistance.

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