Oqual consultation: Exceptional arrangements for exam grading and assessment in 2020

ASCL response to the Ofqual consultation on exceptional arrangements for exam grading and assessment in 2020. 
We welcome the level of engagement Ofqual has had with ASCL and other stakeholders and acknowledge the great speed at which the regulator and other organisations have worked to bring this process to schools and colleges.

Broadly we agree with the approach taken by Ofqual in this consultation as the best available option under such difficult circumstances.

We notice that there seems to be an interchangeable use of ‘calculated grades’ and ‘centre-assessed grades’ in this consultation. We believe it is incorrect to describe the process as one of calculation (although we understand this may prove to be a method with other types of qualifications). We believe the term ‘calculated grade’ should not be used as it potentially devalues the extraordinary contribution being made by teachers in centres.

Full response to consultation