As a British-style international school, Lucton chose the British curriculum system: IGCSE and A Level programmes. Lucton is the official examination centre of IGCSE and A Level exams, which was authorized by Cambridge Assessment International Examinations, OxfordAQA and Pearson Edexcel. Every year, students can take IGCSE and A Level exams at Lucton.
As the international community is still facing health and safety issues, all examination boards in the UK have issued statements on changes to the summer exams. We have sorted out and summarized the information recently released by the examination boards. The following is a summary.
According to the official announcement of CAIE, the examinations in May and June 2021 will be conducted normally for most countries and regions around the world under the condition that the local government confirms the safety permit. According to the current documents of the Shanghai government, Lucton meets the requirements for organizing examinations, and our students will take exams normally.
According to the official announcement of OxfordAQA, it will obey the decisions published by the Department for Education and Ofqual. Students will only be assessed on what they’ve been taught by schools. OxfordAQA will provide schools with a support package which forms part of the range of evidence teachers could use to determine the grade.
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Assessment and evidence:
Teachers need to assess their students’ performance - based on the content they’ve covered - to determine the grade each student should receive.
Teachers can use evidence of a student’s performance from throughout the course to inform their judgement.
Schools should use a broad range of evidence across the taught content to determine the grades before submitting to OxfordAQA.
Teachers should determine the grades as late in the academic year as possible to enable teaching to continue for as long as possible. The deadline for submitting grades will be 18 June.
Students should continue to work on their non-exam assessment (NEA), including for the International Independent Project Qualification (International IPQ). They will contribute to the overall grade.
According to the announcement published on the official website of Pearson Edexcel, the assessment system will be used in May and June 2021. A teacher-assessed grades approach will be used for all UK-regulated qualifications, including GCSE, AS and A level, AEA and Projects. Teachers will collate a ‘basket of evidence’ for students expecting to receive a grade this summer.
To ensure fairness for all students around the world, Pearson Edexcel will align the evidence-based approach for international qualifications with the approach for UK qualifications. It will also provide assessment materials, services, support and guidance to ensure that teachers can proceed with confidence. Students’ grades will be provided by teachers and the centre, and teachers can provide evidence from all aspects, which will affect the final grades submitted to Pearson Edexcel. The Pearson Edexcel will ensure that teachers can obtain assessment materials in order to make objective and fair judgments on student performance and convert these evidence-based judgments into grades.