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In countries, and regions of countries, where government directives mean that exams cannot take place, we are switching from exams to school-assessed grades using student work, so that students can progress despite the impact of the pandemic.
Where this happens, we will update schools immediately if it becomes clear that exams cannot go ahead in their country or region, and we need to switch to school-assessed grades in their country or region. We are working with our regional teams worldwide to monitor the situation in countries where we work.
Overview of our approach:
Each school-assessed grade will be based on the level of achievement demonstrated by students in work that they have done. You should identify a portfolio of three substantial pieces of work for each student in each syllabus.
The types of work to be included among the three pieces of work are at the centre’s discretion. They can include one or more of any of the following:
You can find more information about how to collect and use evidence to support school-assessed grades in our document ‘Collecting and using evidence to decide school-assessed grades – November 2021 (PDF, 702KB)’ and on Setting school-assessed grades.
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On 15 September, we ran a webinar for Exams Officers about using school-assessed grades for the November 2021 series.
View a recording of the session.
Transcript (PDF, 286KB)