Awarding of GCSEs in Summer 2020

The Government have now provided more information about how pupils will be awarded grades after the cancellation of the 2020 examinations.

All schools including Trinity Academy have been asked to send to the exam boards two pieces of information for each subject you were entered for:
• The grade we believe you were most likely to achieve if teaching, learning and exams had happened as planned
• For each subject, the rank order of pupils within each grade – for example, the highest achieving pupil with grade 5 will be rank 1, the second highest will be rank 2, and so on.

The rank order will allow the exam boards to standardise judgements across the country and ensure that the grades are awarded fairly.

The Academy will consider all the evidence it has available, including your classwork and homework, assessment results, any non-exam assessments or coursework you have done, and your general progress during the course.

You will receive the exam board grades during the summer, no later than the originally planned GCSE results day on 20th August. Schools have been instructed to keep all the data sent to the exam boards confidential so teachers are not permitted to share this with you. Please be assured that everyone at the Academy is working hard to ensure that the grades awarded are fair and that no pupil is disadvantaged by the ongoing situation.

If, in August, you feel that any of your grades are not representative of your potential outcomes in the examinations, you will be given the opportunity to sit exams in the Autumn Term 2020. If you choose to sit the examination, both grades will stand. Whatever you decide to do, the grades you receive this summer will look exactly the same as in previous years. When we have more information about the autumn exams, we shall let you know.

Please find here a copy of the letter to students from Ofqual. If you have any questions about anything not covered in this summary please email Mr Grabowski at and he will do his best to respond.

Everyone at the Academy hopes that you stay home to stay safe and healthy, and your tutors and teachers will continue to monitor your work on Google classroom so that you are best placed for the next stage of your education.