Ofqual has announced how grades for general qualifications, Cambridge Nationals and Cambridge Technicals are going to be awarded this summer.
We’ve summarised what Ofqual has said including information about other vocational and technical qualifications and the key news from the Ofqual consultation outcomes.
Ofqual has also published a range of resources – including videos and an infographic – to help you, and your students, parents and carers, understand the arrangements this summer.
You can also find out more information on our FAQs
Summer 2020 key dates timeline
To support you with centre assessment grading and rank order we have created some quick guidance documents.
Heads of centres
Heads of departments
We’ve produced some videos to accompany these which offer some further guidance for general qualifications.
We've also created an illustration to show the standardisation process for centre assessed grades in general qualifications
We’ve produced some videos to accompany these which offer some further guidance for Cambridge Nationals.
We’ve produced some videos to accompany these which offer some further guidance for Cambridge Technicals.
We can now confirm the process for awarding Functional Skills grades this summer. To support you we’ve produced some guidance documents:
Guidance for teachers
Supporting information form
Centre assessment grade submission form (examined)
Centre assessment grade submission form (moderated)
Additionally, our FAQ pages aim to answer many of your questions about this summer’s process.
We can now confirm the process for awarding Life and Living Skills and Using ICT (Entry 3) grades this summer. To support you, we’ve produced some guidance documents:
Head of Centre Declaration (Life and Living Skills)
Head of Centre Declaration (Using ICT (Entry 3))
Candidate submission form (Using ICT (Entry 3))
More information about the process, and how we will issue a calculated result, is available in our FAQ areas for Life and Living Skills and Using ICT.
It’s important that all learners are treated fairly throughout the centre assessment grade process. Your judgements should always consider any reasonable adjustments to mitigate any adverse impact of the centre assessment grade process on individual learners or groups of learners. If you’re looking for further guidance on how to provide fair and objective centre assessment grades, take a look at our FAQ, as well as the guidance from Ofqual. We also have the guidance documents and videos above.
As part of the work to give students results this summer, we are asking centres to submit centre assessment grades and rank orders to us. To enable you to do this, we have developed a new grade submission system.
Visit our grade submission system page for a training video and step-by-step guides on how to use the system.
Find out what resources and support will be available to support you in the coming months.
All our professional development courses are now running online. View upcoming webinars by visiting the professional development hub page.
Our Subject Advisors have written some blogs focusing on resources you can use to support students learning at home and tips to keep them motivated.
Some of our publishing and endorsed resources partners are providing free resources:
Cambridge University Press have put together a collection of free digital resources to support teaching remotely.
Cambridge Assessment International Education is providing free resources to help you deliver effective teaching and learning outside the classroom.
To support student wellbeing we’ve provided some advice for managing stress and anxiety.
Our Subject Advisors have also written some blogs on how students may use teaching and learning resources found on our website. You can read these on our blog page.