Centre Assessment Grades Information and Requests
From previous communications, you will be aware that students who were due to sit exams this summer were due to receive a final calculated grade. For each student, schools and colleges were asked to provide a ‘centre-assessment grade’ (CAG) for each subject; this is the grade the student would be most likely to have achieved had exams gone ahead, taking into account a range of evidence including, for example, non-exam assessment and mock exam results.
As I am sure you are aware, there has been a lot of turbulence regarding results across the country since the release of Post-16 grades last Thursday. As a result, the government made the announcement on Monday that all GCSE results will be based on the higher grade of either the Centre-Assessed Grades (CAGs) or the awarded grades that were calculated using the Ofqual (the independent exams regulator) algorithm. Therefore, as outlined by Ofqual, students will receive their final results from College on Thursday, 20 August, with the exception of BTEC's which will be released as soon as possible..
At Ivybridge Community College, we are confident that our teachers know their students very well and were able to assess grades with a high degree of accuracy and in accordance with both the Ofqual guidance on awarding qualifications in summer 2020 and in line with the awarding body instructions. The grades were then subject to a strong internal quality assurance process meaning that no grades were the sole responsibility of any individual teacher. Therefore, we are pleased to see that the government have shown trust in the teaching profession in their decision to use Centre Assessed Grades.
Students are permitted to submit a Full Subject Access Request (SAR), if they feel this is necessary, to provide further detail on all available evidence which was used to by the College to inform their Centre Assessed Grade. Note that a full SAR can take up to one month to complete.
Students can make such requests via the links below.