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GCSE Exams and Assessments

This year, GCSE grades will be calculated by your subject teachers. You can view our centre policy which outlines how we intend to do this fairly, consistently, free from bias, and effectively within and across departments.

Ofqual have published a guide for students about the differences in how your grades have been awarded this year.

There are also two copies of the guidance published by the Bell Foundation available in Arabic for parents and students.

Criteria for how grades will be calculated in each subject are below. You can click the name of your subject to go straight to that section, or scroll down to view them in alphabetical order.

3D Design

EvidenceGrade/Mark
Assessment – Component 1 – Portfolio of work (September 2019 to May 2021)Grade

Art

EvidenceGrade/Mark
Assessment – Component 1 – Portfolio of work (September 2019 to May 2021)Grade

Biology

EvidenceGrade/Mark
In class test – (October 2020)/54
Mock Exam (Nov/Dec 2020)Grade
Additional Assessment 1 – Awarding organisation materials (April 2021)/32
Additional Assessment 2 – Awarding organisation materials (May 2021)/38

Business

EvidenceGrade/Mark
Classwork and homework performance (September – December 2020)/81
Mock Exam (Nov/Dec 2020)Grade
Additional Assessment 1 – assessment in class using OCR assessment materials (March 2021)/41
Additional Assessment 2 – assessment in class using OCR assessment materials (May 2021)/34
Additional Assessment 3 – assessment in class using OCR assessment materials (May 2021)/34

Chemistry

EvidenceGrade/Mark
In class test – (September 2020)/49
Mock Exam (Nov/Dec 2020)Grade
Additional Assessment 1 – awarding organisation materials (May 2021)/30
Additional Assessment 2 – awarding organisation materials (May 2021)/42

Computer Science

EvidenceGrade/Mark
Classroom unit assessments (October 2019 – December 2020)%
Mock Exam (Nov/Dec 2020)Grade
Additional Assessment 1 – Awarding organisation assessment materials (April 2021)/50
Additional Assessment 2 – Awarding organisation assessment materials (May 2021)/50
Additional Assessment 3 – Awarding organisation assessment materials (May 2021)/50
Partially completed NEAOngoing

Dance

EvidenceGrade/Mark
Additional Assessment 1- Component 1 Completed NEA- Performance Final Solo Performance (October 2020)/12
Mock Exam (Nov/Dec 2020)Grade
Additional Assessment 2- Component 1 Completed NEA- Performance Final Trio Performance and Programme Note (Feb/March 2021)Grade
Additional Assessment 3 – Component 1 Completed NEA -Choreography Final Choreography Performance and Programme Note (March/April 2021)Grade
Additional Assessment 4- Component 2: Dance Appreciation Assessment Material (including exam board additional assessment material Performance Skills paper /40 and Dance Anthology paper /49 =89) (May 2021)/89

Drama

EvidenceGrade/Mark
Assessment 1 – Component 2- Devised Performance (November 2020)Grade
Mock Exam (Nov/Dec 2020)Grade
Additional Assessment 3 – Component 3- Text in Practice- Monologue Performance (April 2021)Grade
Additional Assessment 2 – Component 1- Section B Blood Brothers Written exam (May 2021)/44
Additional Assessment 4 – Component 2 – Devised written log book (May 2021)Grade

English Language

EvidenceGrade/Mark
Mock Exam (Nov/Dec 2020)Grade
Additional Assessment 1 – Classroom based assessment using AQA materials (March 2021)/40
Additional Assessment 2 – Classroom based assessment using AQA materials (May 2021)/40

English Literature

EvidenceGrade/Mark
Additional Assessment 1 – classroom using awarding body assessment materials (November 2020)/34
Mock Exam (Nov/Dec 2020)Grade
Additional Assessment 2 – classroom using awarding body assessment materials (May 2021)/32
Additional Assessment 3- classroom using awarding body assessment materials (May 2021)/30

Food & Nutrition

EvidenceGrade/Mark
Mock Exam (Nov/Dec 2020)Grade
Additional Assessment 1 – Classroom assessment using AQA materials (March 2021)/30
Additional Assessment 2 – Classroom assessment using AQA materials (April 2021)/30
Additional Assessment 3 – Classroom assessment using AQA materials (May 2021)/40
NEA controlled assessment – partially completed (May 2021)/32

French

EvidenceGrade/Mark
Mock Exam (Nov/Dec 2020)Grade
Additional Assessment 1- Classroom based assessment AQA materials. (listening and reading) (March 2021)Higher/43
Foundation/34
Additional Assessment 2 – Classroom based assessment AQA materials. (writing) (April 2021)Higher/44
Foundation/26
Additional Assessment 3 – Classroom based assessment AQA materials. (reading and listening) (May 2021)Higher/43
Foundation/41
Additional Assessment 4 – Classroom based assessment AQA materials. (writing) (May 2021)Higher/44
Foundation/26

Geography

EvidenceGrade/Mark
Mock Exam (Nov/Dec 2020)Grade
Substantial series of classroom assessments (completed October 2019 – February 2020)%
Additional Assessment 1 – AQA exam questions (April 2021)/30
Additional Assessment 2 – AQA exam questions (May 2021)/40
Additional Assessment 3 – AQA exam questions (May 2021)/40

German

EvidenceGrade/Mark
Mock Exam (Nov/Dec 2020)Grade
Additional Assessment 1- Classroom based assessment AQA materials. (listening and reading) (March 2021)Higher/40
Foundation/37
Additional Assessment 2 – Classroom based assessment AQA materials. (writing) (April 2021)Higher/44
Foundation/26
Additional Assessment 3 – Classroom based assessment AQA materials. (reading and listening) (May 2021)Higher/41
Foundation/37
Additional Assessment 4 – Classroom based assessment AQA materials. (writing) (May 2021)Higher/44
Foundation/26

Graphical Design

EvidenceGrade/Mark
Assessment – Component 1 – Portfolio of work (September 2019 to May 2021)Grade

History

EvidenceGrade/Mark
Half termly tests (October 2019 -December 2019)Grade
Half termly test October 2020/24
Substantial classroom assessment (September 2019 – October 2020)%
Mock Exam (Nov/Dec 2020)Grade
Additional Assessment 1 – awarding body assessment materials (March 2021)/40
Additional Assessment 2 – awarding body assessment materials (April 2021)/44
Additional Assessment 3 – awarding body assessment materials (May 2021)/40

Maths

EvidenceGrade/Mark
Mock Exam (Nov/Dec 2020)Grade
Additional Assessment 1 – centre created using past exam assessment materials (March 2021)/50
Additional Assessment 2 – centre created using past exam assessment materials (April 2021)Higher/46
Foundation/50
Additional Assessment 3 – centre created using past exam assessment materials (May 2021)/50
Additional Assessment 4 – centre created using past exam assessment materials (May 2021)Higher/45
Foundation/50

Music

EvidenceGrade/Mark
Mock Exam (Nov/Dec 2020)Grade
Additional Assessment 1 – Component 1 Performance (January – May 2021)/36
Additional Assessment 2 – Component 2 Composition (January – May 2021)Grade
Additional Assessment 4 – Component 3: Eduqas assessment materials listening paper (May 2021)/96

PE

EvidenceGrade/Mark
Classroom assessments (September 2019 – December 2020)/154
Mock Exam (Nov/Dec 2020)Grade
Additional Assessment 1 – awarding organisation materials ( March 2021)/50
Additional Assessment 2 – awarding organisation materials (March 2021)/50
Additional Assessment 3 – awarding organisation materials (April 2021)/50
Additional Assessment 4 – awarding organisation materials (May 2021)/50
Additional Assessment 4 – awarding organisation materials (May 2021)/100
Fully completed NEA Coursework/25
Partially completed NEA Practical Performances/75

Photography

EvidenceGrade/Mark
Assessment – Component 1 – Portfolio of work (September 2019 to May 2021)Grade

Physics

EvidenceGrade/Mark
In class test – (October 2020)/46
Mock Exam (Nov/Dec 2020)Grade
Additional Assessment 1 – Awarding organisation materials (April 2021)/30
Additional Assessment 2 – Awarding organisation materials (May 2021)/39

RE

EvidenceGrade/Mark
Substantial classroom assessments (October 2019 to December 2020)/62
Mock Exam (Nov/Dec 2020)Grade
Additional Assessment 1 – Awarding organisation assessment materials (April 2021)/24
Additional Assessment 2 – Awarding organisation assessment materials (May 2021)/24
Additional Assessment 3 – Awarding organisation assessment materials (May 2021)/36

Science

EvidenceGrade/Mark
Mock Exam (Nov/Dec 2020)Grade
Classroom Assessment (October 2020)Higher/48
Foundation/48
Additional Assessment 1 – Awarding organisation materials (April 2021)Higher/40
Foundation/45
Additional Assessment 2 – Awarding organisation materials (May 2021)Higher/45
Foundation/45
Additional Assessment 3 – Awarding organisation materials (May 2021)Higher/45
Foundation/41

Textiles

EvidenceGrade/Mark
Assessment – Component 1 – Portfolio of work (September 2019 to May 2021)Grade