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Latest information regarding Year 10 and 11 examinations

How will Year 11 students be assessed?

Year 11 students will not sit summer exams this year. The learners will still receive a grade in all their qualifications. This will be calculated using a wide range of evidence, including teacher assessments and external assessment grades. 

Year 11 Skills Challenge Wales (Welsh Baccalaureate) 

WJEC do not require centres to submit work for any components of the Skills Challenge Certificate. 

Completed work for components will be stored securely by teachers. 

Teachers have been asked to keep a record of marks awarded in each unit that is complete to date. This will be evidence for the overall grade awarded. 

How will Year 10 students be assessed? 

Year 10 learners who were due to sit exams that would have led to a GSCE this summer will be issued a grade in the same way as those in Year 11. This will be calculated using a wide range of evidence, including teacher and assessed grades. 

Those that were due to sit units that will contribute to their overall GCSE in summer 2021 will not receive a unit result, those learners will have two choices, to either: 

  • Sit only the units they plan to take in summer 2021, with their GCSE grade based on that performance only; or
  • Sit the Year 10 units in summer 2021, along with the Year 11 units. They will be awarded the best grade from either route.

Non-examination assessments 

Externally assessed assessments timetabled on or prior to 6th March will be marked by WJEC.

Other qualifications 

Welsh Government are currently working with Qualifications Wales and with Ofqual for managing other qualifications. These include:
Pathways, Entry level, Level 1/2 and Level 3 awards, certificates, diplomas, extended diplomas.

All information regarding qualifications above is the most recent information from WJEC and Qualifications Wales, please be advise that this could be subject to change.

Further information including frequently asked questions is available here:

https://www.wjec.co.uk/en/home/supporting-teachers-and-learners-during-coronavirus/