GCSE Examinations During the Covid-19 Pandemic 2020
There is still a lot of uncertainty around the exams situation and we are still awaiting guidance from Ofqual with regards to the details of the awarding of grades for students. It has become clear that schools will be required to submit predicted grades and then these school grades will be moderated (moved up or down) through a statistical analysis across the country, looking at the progress of students within each school in previous years. It has been made clear to schools though that we are forbidden from entering into discussions with parents or students about their school predicted grades and are not allowed to share details of any further predictions that teachers are required to make.
As soon as we receive any further information, we will share it with Year 11 students, parents and carers.
GCSE Examinations 2020
The Year 11 summer written examination period begins on Monday 11th May and finishes on Wednesday 24th June 2020. A copy of the timetable can be found below.
Please be aware that all exams are set externally by exam boards and so the school cannot make any changes to the exam timetable and is not accountable for any changes made by the exam boards to the exam timetable.
It is also important to remember that exams cannot be rescheduled and so students must attend their scheduled exams.
Ramadan is due to coincide with the GCSE exam period. It is important that students observing Ramadan are reminded that they can break their fast when their exams are taking place and make this fasting time up at a later stage of Ramadan. EID is scheduled to fall during the May half-term and so should not affect the summer exams.
Examinations and Assessment Manager
Current list of Qualifications offered by the school – GCSE and non-GCSE
Below are links to the exam boards for our school:
JCQ (Joint Council for Qualifications)
The following notices are for guidance regarding exams and exam conditions and students need to familiarise themselves with these. They can be accessed via the JCQ website or by clicking on the individual links below:
Procedure for Enquiries about Results - The school will determine any reviews of marking following receipt of the results, only if students have given their consent to do so. All students will receive information with their results explaining the procedure should they wish to make an independent enquiry about their results. No request will be accepted if this procedure has not been followed.
DfE – School Performance Tables
Please click here to compare the performance of Walthamstow School for Girls against schools both locally and nationally.
The SSAT have produced a guide to the new GCSEs for Parents/Carers - a copy can be accessed here