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Vale of York Academy @ValeYorkAcademyToday school is open to ALL students but don't forget, your start times will be staggered: Year 7 – 8.45am, Year 8 & 9 – 9.30am, Year 10 & 11 – 10am. Looking forward to seeing you all!!!2 weeks ago
Vale of York Academy @ValeYorkAcademyTomorrow school is open to ALL students but start times will be staggered: Year 7 – 8.45am, Year 8 & 9 – 9.30am, Year 10 & 11 – 10am. From Thursday 10 Sept onwards, school will be open to all, be there ready to start at 8.45am please! Looking forward to seeing everyone! https://t.co/VPo7uhMqTT2 weeks ago
Vale of York Academy @ValeYorkAcademyIt's a big day for us all! Looking forward to meeting all our new Year 7 students, seeing the school coming to life again and getting (almost) back to normal after months of lockdown. School starts at 8.45am Year 7s! https://t.co/pdjrncUY432 weeks ago
Vale of York Academy @ValeYorkAcademyOn Wednesday 9 Sept, school is open to ALL students but the start will be staggered: Year 7 – 8.45am, Year 8 & 9 – 9.30am, Year 10 & 11 – 10am. From Thursday 10 Sept onwards, school will be open to all, be there ready to start at 8.45am please! Looking forward to seeing everyone! https://t.co/SBhkhTsYF52 weeks ago
Vale of York Academy @ValeYorkAcademyWe can't wait to see all our new Year 7 students in school tomorrow! Please be there ready to start at 8.45am. Your future starts here 😁 😁 😁 😁 Everyone else, we'll see you on Wednesday! #TeamVoY #newstart #school https://t.co/aqBXgq5KHC2 weeks ago
Vale of York Academy @ValeYorkAcademy@jenny_york Hi, either entrance is fine! There will be staff and prefects around to direct people #StartingVoY2 weeks ago
Vale of York Academy @ValeYorkAcademyRT @ValeYorkAcademy: Don't forget, school is closed today for a Teacher Training Day. We'll see Year 7s ONLY tomorrow, everyone else on Wed…2 weeks ago
Vale of York Academy @ValeYorkAcademyDon't forget, school is closed today for a Teacher Training Day. We'll see Year 7s ONLY tomorrow, everyone else on Wednesday.2 weeks ago
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How GCSEs will be awarded in summer 2020

Since the announcement that the GCSE exams are cancelled, we understand that the past few weeks will have been unsettling for you and your child. Following the recent Ofqual publication on Friday 3 April 2020, which provided guidance to schools on how grades will be awarded this summer, we wanted to inform you about what we will be doing to provide students with grades. The details are set out below or you can watch this useful video from Ofqual:

Trust response to Ofqual guidance regarding awarding Summer 2020 GCSE grades

The overarching aim is to be fair to students and to ensure that they are not disadvantaged in their progress to sixth form, college, apprenticeships, training or employment, as a result of these unprecedented conditions. We have been asked to send the exam board two pieces of information for each subject studied by your son/daughter:

1. A fair and objective judgement of the grade we believe students were most likely to receive if teaching, learning and exams had happened as planned. Teachers will consider a range of evidence including classwork and homework, results in assignments and any mock exams, any non-exam assessment or coursework completed to date, as well as a student’s general progress throughout the course.

2. A rank order of students within each grade boundary. This information will be used by Ofqual and the exam boards to standardise grades across all schools and colleges nationally. This is to ensure that, as far as possible, results are fair and that students are not advantaged or disadvantaged because their schools or colleges are more generous or harsh than others, when making those judgements. This means the final grade students received could be different from the one we send to the exam board.

Please note that schools are not permitted to share the information provided to exam boards with students or parents/carers, as instructed by the Department for Education.

The above guidance is currently for GCSE grade 9-1 qualifications. A decision and announcement on vocational and BTEC qualifications is expected from Ofqual later this week. This will be shared with you all, following the Easter break.

Furthermore, schools are not required to set additional mock exams or homework to help evidence students’ assessment grades and students will not be disadvantaged if work was not set, or students were unable to complete any work given out, after schools were officially closed on 20 March 2020.

The regulator has said that once schools submit their assessments to the exam boards no earlier than 29 May 2020, the process to produce the final grades will start. It hopes to publish the final grades on or before the usual mid-August results season.

There will be a clear appeals process and students who prefer to sit an exam for certain qualifications will also have the opportunity to do so later in the year.

Whilst this guidance may not answer all the questions you may have at this stage, it does give us all a clear process for moving forward. We will be working hard to ensure that students are awarded grades accurately and fairly within this framework.

If you have any questions, please contact us.

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