Ofqual has this week confirmed arrangements for exams that will take place in autumn 2021. Following consultations, decisions have now been published for GCSEs, AS and A Levels, and for Vocational and Technical Qualifications and other General Qualifications. Here's our quick summary of the key decisions:
For GCSEs, AS and A Levels:
For Vocational and Technical Qualifications, such as Cambridge Nationals and Cambridge Technicals, and Other General Qualifications:
Ofqual has updated the Vocational and technical qualifications contingency regulatory framework in light of the decisions about autumn and winter 21 assessments. To support you, we'll provide further details about autumn 21 exams and assessments for these VTQs, and for our Other General Qualifications, such as Core Maths and FSMQ, as soon as we can.
For Core Maths (7 June update):
To support student progression to HE, exams will be available in Core Maths in Autumn 21. We will not be offering exams for FSMQ and for our other general qualifications this Autumn.
*Specific adaptations were put in place for summer 21 exams in some subjects before they were cancelled. These will apply to exams in autumn 2021 in GCSE Ancient History, GCSE English Literature, GCSE Geography A and GCSE Geography B, GCSE History A and GCSE History B, and A Level Geography. Please note there are also adaptations to assessments in GCSE Art and Design, and A Level Art and Design for the Autumn 21 exams. Reasonable adjustments will be made for disabled students.