As you are aware qualifications this summer will be determined by Teacher Assessed Grades (TAGS). I have included the first of several documents that will inform you of the process that is involved:
a) Guidelines from the Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ) on how the grades process will be undertaken.
b) The CORE Trust policy on Teacher Assessed Grades.
c) The Appeals Process
d) A user-friendly guide to the Teacher Assessed Grade process.
These are available to download in the tabs at the bottom of this page.
In the policy it outlines what generic evidence is being used to make grade judgements. Next week I will be sending you more detailed information as to what evidence is being used in each subject, with a curriculum
summary map as to which parts of the curriculum are being assessed. This will vary between subjects who have completed the whole syllabus to others which have completed certain sections.
From Monday 26th April your child will be undertaking assessments which will form part of the evidence used to determine their Teacher Assessed Grade. A generic timetable is attached; however, your child has
been given a personalised timetable. In addition, they have been given a summary booklet of which topics for each subject will be assessed. If your child is entitled to access arrangements these will be in place throughout the two weeks.
Where appropriate, students will not be putting names on an assessment paper but using their candidate number. Where possible, the assessments will also be marked by different members of the faculty to address any issues of bias.
All the information regarding the Teacher Assessed Grades will be placed here on the website. If any of the information is amended by JCQ the documents will be updated and you will be informed.
The next few weeks will be extremely busy for the pupils as they endeavour to provide the best possible evidence to support their Teacher Assessed Grades. If at any time your child appears anxious, please advise them to seek support from the Welfare Team at school. After the assessment weeks it is still possible for your child to further improve their grades and they should continue to work to the best of their ability.
If you have any questions regarding the TAGS process, please contact either Mrs Wain or Mr Stephens in the first instance. I thank you all for your support as together we strive to get the best possible grades for your child.