JCQ Student Guide published 06/02/2021
Final grades for Year 11 subjects are being assessed differently this year, due to the extended closures of secondary schools during the last 12 months. Schools will be responsible for allocating grades, based on a range of evidence points. At Perins, this procedure will combine already completed assessment, ongoing in-class performance and mini-assessment of content from exam boards. The evidence generated will be used to guide grading decisions, but this data alone is not sufficient to reach a reliable grade. As in-class assessment is not the same as traditional summative exams, moderation processes will be used within departments and across the school. Our aim is to provide the most likely grade a student would have achieved for each subject in normal times. We are aware that some students progress steadily towards their final grade over a period of months and years. For others, the prospect of the looming final exams provides the impetus to create a late surge in effort, understanding and performance. We aim to provide opportunities for all students to fulfil their potential before their time at Perins comes to an end. In order to help students plan their time in the coming weeks, please find an assessment calendar below.
This highlights the key assessment points coming up for each subject, alongside information on ongoing and previously completed tasks. The week commencing 17th May has been designated as a mini-assessment week, giving students the opportunity to show what they can do, using, in most cases, new material published by exam boards for this year. As with other internal assessments, the Learning Support team will be utilised to provide any previously agreed Access Arrangements. For more subject-specific information, students should speak with class teachers in the first instance. Reports will be published at Easter as normal and will provide a snapshot of predicted grades at that time, alongside information on effort and targets for improvement
Student and Parent Guide
The Joint Council on Qualifications (JCQ) has produced a guide for Students and Parents for Summer 2021 which is available here.
Our information presentation to students delivered on Monday 17th May is available below:
A map of the supporting evidence used by each subject in determining grades is available here
In the majority of cases, considerations of any individual student circumstances that may inadvertently have affected performance in an assessment will have been taken into account by the teachers in determining grades. A list of these is available here