Blog collection: Generating 2020 GCSE/A level grades

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This blog is purely a collection on how exam centres can generate the GCSE/A level grade required to submit to the DfE in 2020 & some general blogs on the situation.

The Government have issued this which is the definitive document at the moment DfE document – https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-cancellation-of-gcses-as-and-a-levels-in-2020

Ofqual blog https://ofqual.blog.gov.uk/2020/04/09/arrangements-for-summer-2020/ 

Ofqual video for teachers https://youtu.be/wK2T7wcPmvU

Blogs & videos

Kristian Shanks – https://medium.com/@kristian.shanks/more-questions-than-answers-over-ofquals-gcse-and-a-level-grade-award-proposals-f3770a0aa1b7

Chris Baker https://medium.com/@chrisbakerphysics/grade-allocation-advice-bb90f59bd9c2

Andy Byers – video https://www.loom.com/share/4d7774b294544eb5adde5eb5377af7f5

Andy Byers – Blog – https://framheadteacher.com/2020/04/04/generating-centre-assessment-grades-the-challenges/

Tom Sherrington – https://teacherhead.com/2020/04/07/generating-centre-assessed-grades-2020/

Matthew Evans https://t.co/L6MkKW0ej4?amp=1

Matthew Evans 2 https://educontrarianblog.com/2020/04/12/disciplinary-distinctiveness-and-the-awarding-of-grades/

Alan Brooks https://mralanbrooksblog.wordpress.com/2020/04/11/my-first-blog-exams-grades-and-the-value-of-education/amp/?__twitter_impression=true

Carly Waterman https://watermanlearning.wordpress.com/2020/04/09/looking-for-the-least-worst-way-to-arrive-at-centre-assessed-grades-during-covid-19/

SSAT- Tom Middlehurst https://www.ssatuk.co.uk/blog/why-the-ranking-might-be-more-important-than-the-grading-in-gcses-and-a-levels/

Lewis Fenn Griffin https://misterlfg.wordpress.com/2020/04/17/centre-assessed-grades/

ASCL https://t.co/ZzYELsBXVz?amp=1

Ben Preston https://benrpreston.wordpress.com/2020/04/23/centre-assessed-grades-and-rankings-rationale-used-for-science-gcses/

Dawn Cox (not written for this context but may be of use) https://missdcoxblog.wordpress.com/2017/04/20/comparing-students-to-give-current-new-specification-gcse-grades-without-grade-boundaries/

OCR video


General blogs on the overall situation 

Not on generating grades but generally on this process – Gill Wyness- https://blogs.ucl.ac.uk/cepeo/2020/04/03/why-have-we-waited-until-now-to-improve-the-accuracy-of-predicted-grades/

Race Update 5 – Grade Predictions and Assessment during Covid-19-Dr Shahmima Aktat- https://blog.royalhistsoc.org/2020/04/06/race-update-5-grade-predictions-and-assessment-during-covid-19/

Ben Newmark- What about pupils at turnaround schools? https://bennewmark.wordpress.com/2020/04/06/what-about-turnaround-schools/

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