Questions and Answers Following CAIE & Ofqual Announcements
Can I apply for a grade and defer to the next exam series?admin
Unfortunately, you need to choose one or the other. You will also need to consider that we have been told that we must not share centre assessment grades with students, parents or carers, under any circumstances, until after final results are issued. This is to protect the integrity of centres’ judgements, and to avoid anyone feeling under pressure to submit a grade that is not supported by the evidence. Since the final grades for some or all students could be different from those submitted, it also helps to manage students’ expectations.
What’s the latest series I can defer my exams to?admin
You can defer your exams to any available season up to Summer 2021 (providing no further Government interventions). Deadline for Summer re-entry is 7th February 2021. Usually, the following seasons are available: November – Maths and English GCSE Resits or Post 16 learners. Deadline 14th September 2020 Oct/Nov – CAIE have a fairly extensive season for most subjects. Deadline 14th September 2020 January – Pearson Edexcel International GCSE English, Maths, Science and Economics only. Deadline 1st October 2020
Can I use previous results from another Centre as well as results from Tutors and Exams?admin
Yes you can. Any verified previous results can be used.
I have evidence from a school or college, can I use it?adminYes, you can. Only if it is available on their headed paper and signed by the subject Teacher and/or on a school/college email address sent directly to us. They will need to include your name, Tutors and Exams Centre and Candidate number.
My entry was made through a Distance Learning Provider, what do I do?adminWe are in communication with all our partner Distance Learning Providers, to assist them in helping you to get a “calculated grade” where appropriate. Please talk to your DLP to decide with them the best course of action for you.
What if I can’t provide the evidence for grading or feel my grade will not be that I could achieve in an exam?adminWe strongly suggest that you defer your entry to the next available exam series. Tutors and Exams will provide this service at no extra charge.
What about students who have an agreed reasonable adjustment or access arrangement?adminSchools and colleges will judge the grade that these students would most likely have achieved if they had been able to sit their examinations with the intended reasonable adjustment or access arrangement in place. A similar process is likely to be in place for Private Candidates/Home Educators.
What evidence will be requested/required?adminCAIE candidates have received a portal notice with further instructions. Ofqual requirement are likely to be similar to CAIE. However, further clarification will be issued this week by 10th April 2020. The type(s) of evidence that might be required could include but will not be limited to:
- mock exams – completed by a verified, and Tutors & Exams approved, source.
- coursework (complete or incomplete)
- AS Level results for ‘staged-route’ A Level candidate
- grades in previous sittings for candidates re-taking exams