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Year 11 Results Day is Thursday 20th August

We have been asked by Pearson not to issue any Pearson BTEC L1 and L2 results.

Please see the statement from Pearson received via email on 19/08/20 at 4.33pm below:

Following Ofqual’s announcement that A Level and GCSE students are to receive Centre Assessment Grades, we have reviewed the impact on BTEC students and taken on board feedback from teachers, schools and colleges. Following our review and your feedback we have decided to apply Ofqual’s principles for students receiving BTECs this summer.

This means we will now be regrading all the following BTECs – BTEC Level 3 Nationals (2010 QCF and 2016 RQF), BTEC Level 1/2 Tech Awards, BTEC Level 2 Technicals and BTEC Level 1/2 Firsts.

BTEC qualification results have been generally consistent with teacher and learner expectations, but we have become concerned about unfairness in relation to what are now significantly higher outcomes for GCSE and A Levels.

Although we generally accepted Centre Assessment Grades for internal (i.e. coursework) units, we subsequently calculated the grades for the examined units using historical performance data with a view of maintaining overall outcomes over time. Our review will remove these calculated grades and apply consistency across teacher assessed internal grades and examined grades that students were unable to sit.

We will work urgently with you to reissue these grades and will update you as soon as we possibly can. We want to reassure students that no grades will go down as part of this review.

We appreciate this will cause additional uncertainty for students and we are sorry about this. Our priority is to ensure fair outcomes for BTEC students in relation to A Levels and GCSEs and that no BTEC student is disadvantaged.

Therefore, we ask schools and colleges not to issue any BTEC L1 and L2 results tomorrow as these will be reviewed and where appropriate, regraded.

We will share more information as soon as we can.

BTEC & Apprenticeships

For entry to QEGS Sixth Form in September 2020, we will be using Centre Assessment Grades (CAGs).

During these very uncertain times, we would like to at least give our Yr11 students some certainty that is within our control. Therefore, for entry to QEGS Sixth Form in September 2020, we will be using our QEGS Centre Assessment Grades (CAGs) which we sent to the exam boards before the summer. We will also honour other centres’ CAGs for students joining QEGS Sixth Form from other schools. This is to protect students’ progression from any potential grade reductions by the exam boards on GCSE results day. We appreciate that the government may act, resulting in this guarantee not being required. However, we thought it best to share our stance sooner rather than later.

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