Headteacher letter to Parents: 3 April 2020

Dear Parent/Carer
 
I said that I would write to you as soon as we had any information on how the 2020 GCSE grades would be awarded and that day has arrived.
 
Ofqual have now confirmed how this summer’s Year 11 pupils will be awarded their GCSE grades. Schools will be asked for fair, objective and carefully considered judgements of the grades they believe their pupils were most likely to achieve had they sat their exams, taking into account the full range of available evidence. After the Easter break, Swanmore staff will be working on these judgements, taking into account the two sets of mocks completed by our Year 11 as well as a range of other evidence to support how well pupils were working.
 
Please refer to https://www.gov.uk/government/news/how-gcses-as-a-levels-will-be-awarded-in-summer-2020 should you wish to read more about the awarding process.
 
In particular, I should like to draw your attention to the letter that Ofqual have written to parents/carers and pupils which explains further the process. The link for this letter is:
https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/877830/Letter_to_students_-_Summer_2020_grading.pdf
 
I would like to take this opportunity to thank you, once again for your support during these uncertain times and to wish you well over the coming months.
 
Kind regards
R K Jonathan
Headteacher

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78%

5 A* – C including 4+ English & Maths

82%

A* – C equivalent in English, Maths & Science

99.1%

of pupils went on to full time education or employment in 2017

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