GCSE English, A Level Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Geology
How do we submit endorsement grades for summer 2020?
You should submit grades for the GCSE English Spoken Language and A Level Science practical endorsements as normal using Interchange or EDI.
Guidance on submitting via Interchange can be found on our website.
What is the deadline for submitting endorsement grades?
We would encourage you to submit your candidates’ grades as soon as you can and by the normal deadline of 15 May if possible.
We appreciate this may be more challenging if you do not yet have these grades and so we will extend the deadline until the centre assessment grade deadline (12 June).
If we cannot submit by 15 May, do we need to request an extension via Special Consideration online?
No, you do not need to request an extension. If you cannot submit your endorsement grades by 15 May, you have until the centre assessment grade deadline to submit.
Is the Head of Centre declaration (usually required for endorsements) required?
No, we don't need you to complete the NEA Head of Centre declaration for endorsements this summer.
Can we tell students their endorsement grade before results are issued?
No, you shouldn’t share your endorsement grades with students before results are issued. All grades, rank orderings and endorsements are confidential.
We’ve already told students their endorsement grade as part of our standard practice. Do we need to do anything?
If you’ve already given students their endorsement grade you don’t need to do anything. But all centres and students need to know that this is only part of the evidence considered, so it doesn’t fully indicate the student's final grade. So if you haven’t told your students their endorsement grades yet, don’t tell them now.
Will there be an internal appeals procedure for endorsement grades?
No, there won’t be an internal appeals process this summer. This is because the grades, rank orderings and endorsements are confidential and must not be given to students or parents/guardians.
Can we give students the endorsement grade after the publication of results?
The appeals process hasn’t been confirmed yet. We’ll give you more guidance before the results are issued in August
Guidance for Teachers on calculating endorsement grades can be found here