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Awarding qualifications in summer 2021: guidance and support materials

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On 26 March 2021, the JCQ published a range of guidance to support the awarding of general qualifications this summer. There are still some materials still to be published, and there is a useful timeline on page 9 of the first guidance document that sets out the key dates in the timeline along with when these additional documents can be expected.

Optional documents

The following documents can be downloaded from the JCQ page of guidance to support the awarding of general qualifications this summer:

  • centre policy template
  • assessment record template
  • head of department checklist template.

Grading assistance:

  • A/AS Level grade descriptors
  • GCSE grade descriptors
  • worked examples.

Other information available:

  • private candidate FAQs
  • student, parent and guardian guidance.

Ofqual information

Ofqual has also published some key documents related to awarding general qualifications:

In addition, there is the following further information about the awarding of vocational and technical qualifications:

First published 30 March 2021