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Important Notices

Grading Update

Dear Parents/Carers,

The Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ), on behalf of the Department for Education, have now published guidance on how grades will be awarded this summer. This guidance is extensive, and we are working hard to make sure that the grades awarded to students at Launceston College will be the best possible reflection of the knowledge and skills they have evidenced throughout their courses.

In order for staff at the College to be able to consider all evidence available when assigning grades to students, it is necessary to give students a final opportunity to demonstrate what they are capable of at the end of their course. As you will be aware, we have created a timetable of assessments after the Easter holidays to allow us to collect this evidence. These assessments will be carried out, in the vast majority of cases, during lesson time and using materials supplied by the exam boards. These assessments will form part of a range of evidence to be considered by staff when assigning grades. The range of evidence that is used in consideration of final grades will be shared with all students in all subjects once this has been finalised by departments.

Detailed guidance from JCQ for students, parents and carers on how grades will be awarded can be found by following this link: https://www.jcq.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/JCQ-Guidance-for-Students-and-Parents-on-Summer-2021.pdf and this includes a useful timeline of events as we go through the summer term.

We will of course continue to update you on all the latest developments as we receive them.

Wishing you all a very happy Easter.

Steve Rush
Assistant Principal KS5