I have been working with my own Tutor, can I use them instead of yours?adminUnfortunately, no. You cannot use your own Tutor as we (The Exam Centre) have no relationship with them. However, the evidence you have built up with them can be submitted to our verified Tutors to assist you in obtaining the “calculated grade”.
Frequently Asked Questions
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 Distance Learning Provider or Previous School are going to get me a “calculated grade”, can I have a refund on my exam fees?adminNo, there would be no refund due as the only way to obtain a “calculated Grade”/certification this Summer is to keep your entry in (this has been submitted to the Awarding Bodies, and paid for, by Tutors and Exams). We have been working hard with your DLP advising on collating the evidence they have for you; we will need to submit your “predicted grade” and send samples of your work to the Awarding Bodies as requested. The DLP cannot submit evidence to the Awarding Body, only the exam centre can.
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 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
What if I am sitting CAIE and JCQ Qualifications and I am a young entrant?adminCAIE have not placed an age restriction on their Summer 2020 gradings so if the evidence provided is sufficient you can progress with “calculated grading”. Ofqual/JCQ have restricted “schools” to only grading candidates above year 10. We are seeking clarification if this restriction applies to Private/Home Educated candidates also. We will advise as soon as Ofqual make further announcements (due by 10th April 2020). If you are entered with both CAIE and Ofqual/JCQ Awarding bodies, it may mean that you can apply for a “calculated” grade with CAIE but not Ofqual/JCQ Awarding Bodies. We will update you in due course.