Hackney’s deputy mayor has welcomed the news that pupils studying GCSE, A Level and vocational qualifications will receive grades awarded and determined by teachers.
On February 25, Education Secretary Gavin Williamson announced teachers will be drawing on a range of evidence to determine grades, such as mock exams, coursework and questions provided by exam boards.
Cllr Anntoinette Bramble, deputy mayor of Hackney, said the announcement was a “relief”, adding: “Teachers know their students best and, while normal exams cannot take place, teacher assessments are the most effective way to avoid the stress and inequality caused by the government’s shambolic handling of assessments last year.”
Teachers will submit the grades to exam boards by June, which the government says will allow for as much teaching time as possible before assessments need to be made.
Results day for GCSE, A Level and some vocational qualifications…