Anyone else really frustrated with the announcement today?!
Understandably, my students are very confused and want guidance. After a bit of reading and research I feel a bit less frazzled, but I’m still a little puzzled by everything.
Here’s what I know so far:
Students will go back on 8th March and I assume they’ll take many assessments, like past papers and so on (great for my English lot as we’ve done several past papers!). I believe they will be closed book, but no time limit, and will be marked by teachers.
Grades need to be submitted to exam board by 18th June (so I’m guessing the students will be assessed until end of May - that means I will likely lose all my GCSE students then but that’s round about what it’s like every other year so not an issue).
Exam results A Level 10th August, GCSE 12th August
So I guess I just need to tell my students what I’ve been telling them all along: revise hard and treat it like a normal exam year!
Hope this has helped, feel free to discuss any other thoughts on the ‘exam’ fiasco!