3 April 2020

The health and safety of those involved in the assessment system at every level is of prime importance and we acknowledge that the cancellation of assessments in 2020 will have implications for all assessment professionals as we come to terms with the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Whilst we understand that this will be of concern to our members, the CIEA does not have a representative role in the contractual relationship between awarding bodies and the examiners, markers, moderators, verifiers and other assessment professionals in carrying out their assessment duties.

However, we have been in touch with awarding organisations and their representative associations and our understanding is that they are in dialogue with the DfE and the regulatory bodies over the exact arrangements for the awarding of qualifications in 2020 and the implications this may hold for examiners, markers, moderators, verifiers and other assessment professionals. We are also aware that the awarding bodies have issued up-dates or posted information directly on their websites.

Arrangements for general qualifications in summer 2020

Ofqual has published more detailed information on how grades will be awarded for GCE and GCSE examinations in summer 2020. The links are provided below.

Other links below provide access to some of the publicly available information from other organisations, but where members have particular concerns that they may be adversely affected by the current situation, we strongly advise making direct contact with the appropriate awarding body.

Ofqual

Information released 06 April 2020

Information released 03 April 2020:

Other publicly available information

Useful subscriptions

AQA

https://www.aqa.org.uk/coronavirus

Cambridge International

https://www.cambridgeinternational.org

CCEA

https://ccea.org.uk

DfE

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/further-details-on-exams-and-grades-announced

OCR

https://www.ocr.org.uk/supporting-you-during-coronavirus/assessment-specialists/

International Baccalaureate

https://www.ibo.org

Pearson

https://www.pearson.com/content/one-dot-com/one-dot-com/uk/en.html

SQA

https://www.sqa.org.uk/sqa/93717.html

Qualifications Wales

https://www.qualificationswales.org/english/coronavirus---covid-19/

The Exams Office

https://www.theexamsoffice.org/coronavirus-advice/

WJEC

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/further-details-on-exams-and-grades-announced