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Qualifications which can be awarded through a Teacher Assessed Grade

Ofqual’s advice is that a Teacher Assessed Grade can be used to award qualifications that are primarily taught alongside or instead of GCSEs, AS and A Levels – including vocational qualifications which are important for progression to further study or employment (Category B1).

Qualifications that are not like GCSE or A Levels in their structure, such as Functional Skills, Skills for Life, will continue remotely. They can be awarded through a Teacher Assessed Grade only where assessments cannot take place on public health grounds or remotely (Category B2).

We have reviewed our portfolio of qualifications against the criteria which Ofqual has set out, and produced a list of qualifications which can or can not be awarded through a Teacher Assessed Grade – you can find this here.

What is a Teacher Assessed Grade?

A Teacher Assessed Grade is a formal judgement of learner attainment against the requirements of a given assessment, offered by a centre where it has not been possible for a learner to complete the assessment that would usually be required.

Category B1 qualifications

Ofqual’s expectation is that Teacher Assessed Grades should be used to award qualifications that are primarily taught alongside or instead of GCSEs, AS and A Levels – including vocational qualifications which are important for progression to further study or employment.

Category B2 qualifications

Qualifications that are not like GCSE or A Levels in their structure, such as Functional Skills, Skills for Life, will continue remotely. They can be awarded through a Teacher Assessed Grade only where assessments cannot take place on public health grounds or remotely.

We have reviewed our portfolio of qualifications against the criteria which Ofqual has set out, and you can use our qualification checker tool to find out more about which qualifications can and can not be awarded through a teacher assessed grade.


More information on Teacher Assessed Grades – start preparing today

It’s really important that you start looking ahead and preparing as soon as possible so that you have the right evidence in place before grade submission. In our updated approach to awarding for 2020-21 document, you will find information on:

  • How these qualifications will work and be awarded
  • Detailed guidance on grading for teachers including a 5 stage process:
  1. Consider what has been taught
  2. Collect the evidence
  3. Evaluate the quality of the evidence
  4. Establish if the available evidence covers everything the student has learned
  5. Assign the grade
  • Teacher Assessed Grade scenarios.

 


Download NCFE’s approach to awarding for 2020-21 document


Please also take a look at the below pages for information specific to V Certs, T Levels or Functional Skills:

  • V Cert specific information (synoptic projects)
  • T Levels
  • Functional Skills (Please note that Functional Skills should continue remotely – see our remote invigilation solution here. They can be awarded through a Teacher Assessed Grade only where assessments cannot take place on public health grounds or remotely).
  • EYE / EYP qualifications – we’re delighted to announce new information on knowledge only options of these qualifications. Read more here

Useful links

For any further queries, please visit our FAQs here or contact our Customer Support team on 0191 239 8000 or via [email protected].

Download NCFE’s approach to awarding for 2020-21 document

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EYE/EYP qualifications

We’re delighted to announce new information on knowledge only options for EYE / EYP qualifications.

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Take a look at the detail per qualification in the updated adaptation addenda on QualHub

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Ofqual’s qualification explainer tool

Access this interactive tool to see how specific qualifications will be assessed and awarded, including which qualifications can be awarded through a Teacher Assessed Grade. You can then access the relevant page below.

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Watch our video on Ofqual qualification categories for Teacher Assessed Grades

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