As you will have seen in the news yesterday evening, GCSE grades will be awarded according to teacher judgements of a pupil’s performance and what they would have been most likely to have gained if they had taken their exams as normal. This does NOT mean they will based on mock exam results, but on a range of assessments from across Year 10 and Year 11. This is actually something all teachers do every year and we were due to be making our final set of Year 11 projected grades next week. The exact process by which GCSEs will be awarded has still not been shared with schools, so we will hold from making our final set of projections until these rules are published by the Government.
Our departments are very experienced at making the right projections and we will make sure the grades awarded are fair. We are well aware that many pupils revise more for the final exams than they do for their mocks and always take that into consideration when making final projected grades. Please trust us to get these decisions right and it is important that you do not email your teachers asking for higher grades to be awarded. I have asked your teachers not to reply to these requests.
I’m really sorry that Year 11 has ended in this way for you – you’ve been a great year group to work with and as a school we were looking forward to really good results this summer.
Best wishes and stay safe