Summer 2021: Changes to assessments

How will grades be awarded in summer 2021 for learners studying Qualifications Wales approved GCSE, AS and A levels?


The Welsh Government has announced that:


  • Learners undertaking GCSE, AS and A levels approved by Qualifications Wales will have their qualifications awarded through a Centre-Determined Grade model. This means that their grades will be determined by their school or college based on an assessment of the learner’s work
  • Deadlines and controls for Non-examination assessment (NEA) are being removed, however centres are encouraged to undertake some NEA to build learners’ learning and skills.
  • WJEC will support centres to develop and deliver internal quality assurances processes.

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