3rd July 2020
Ofqual consultation on 2021 exams and assessments
Yesterday, Ofqual published its consultation proposals on arrangements for GCSEs, AS and A levels in 2021. The deadline for responses to the consultation is 16 July.
Ofqual is also working with the sector to agree approaches for vocational and technical qualifications (VTQ). On 2 July Ofqual published their factors and principles shaping the operation and regulation of vocational and technical qualifications’ assessments for 2020/21, and will set out, in the coming weeks, the measures it expects awarding organisations to take.
The consultation proposal and the VTQ position paper can be found here:
Ofqual has also updated their guidance on Summer 2020 grades for GCSE, AS and A level, Extended Project Qualification and Advanced Extension Award in maths to reflect the autumn 2020 consultation decision outcomes.
Plans for all children and young people to return to full-time education at the start of the autumn term
Yesterday, the Secretary of State for Education, Gavin Williamson, announced our plans for all children and young people to return to full-time education at the start of the autumn term.
We published the supporting guidance yesterday that provides schools, colleges and nurseries with the details to plan for a full return. The guidance, listed below, has been developed in close consultation with sector stakeholders and medical experts from Public Health England.
The guidance for the full opening of schools from the start of the autumn term can be found here:
The updated guidance on actions for early years and childcare providers during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak can be found here:
The new guidance for the full opening of special schools and other specialist settings from the start of the autumn term can be found here:
The new guidance on what further education colleges and providers will need to do from the start of the 2020 autumn term can be found here:
The guidance for what parents and carers need to know about early years providers, schools and colleges in the autumn term can be found here: