What has been put in place instead of exams in summer 2021?
Teacher Assessed Grades (TAGs) will be given to the exam board in lieu of you sitting exams. This is similar to what happened in 2020, however the Government have removed the algorithm to calculate the final grade for students.
How can I get a grade?
- We will require you to have already been intending to complete your course in 2021 and already entered with Pembrokeshire College or another exam centre*
*if you have not entered with a centre, but it is clear you were planning to complete your course in 2021 contact us and we will discuss your options.
- We will require at least 75%* of your tutor marked assignments/study exercises completed by 30th April
- We will ask you to complete a of set timed assessments (in exam paper format) within a timeframe, week commencing 10th May ending 21st May (2 weeks). These will be unseen mock exam papers. If you are studying IGCSE or AS level it will be 2 papers, A level will be 2-3 papers, depending on the subject.
- The study exercises and timed assessments will make up the evidence the tutors require to provide an overall grade.
- You must complete a student declaration form confirming all the work is your own by 24th May. These will be issued at a later date.
*75% is approximately 2 thirds of the entire course, we may be in contact with specific courses to direct you to study certain topics in the course, which may be more beneficial to complete. If you have been studying the course as directed this completion should be achievable.
Why won’t I get a grade?
- You have not submitted enough work by the set deadlines to assess a grade.
- The tutor is not 100% convinced that the work you have submitted is your own; online and text sources are used for revision and are a useful tool, however, text that is copied by being memorised or reproduced is considered to be plagiarism.
What if I have not completed the work due to unforeseen/personal circumstances?
We will be willing to discuss this on a case by case basis, but it important to understand that as an online provider we are limited to how much flexibility we can offer.
What evidence is used to create my grade?
- The tutor marked assignments you have submitted throughout your course.
- Set of timed assessments, completed in the timeframes given.
- Non-exam assessment, if applicable.
- If your grade is borderline or the tutor requests it, you may have to carry out additional assessments to help determine the correct grade for you.
Do I have to submit my Non-Exam Assessment?
Yes. The Non-Exam Assessment (NEA) will not be moderated by the board, but it is strongly advised you still submit it, even if only partially complete.
You need to email ‘Cesca directly if you are unable to submit your NEA at all.
Will my science practical endorsement result be entered?
If you have attended a science practical endorsement for A level we can enter the result alongside your TAG.
What do I do if I am entered by another exam centre?
We will liaise with your exam centre and agree to provide tutor work evidence based on the above, however we do understand that timeframes may differ slightly.
Each entering centre will have their own set of rules, which you must adhere to in order to receive the grade. We are unable to intervene on their procedures or fees.
Contact ‘Cesca directly to give the following details:
- Name of entering Centre
- Contact name & email
- Course/s entered with them
- Any additional detail you may have from them
Can I transfer my entry to Pembrokeshire College from another exam centre?
No, unless the centre you have been entered with is not able to accept the TAG from us, you cannot transfer to us.