Where a student was due to take an assessment in summer 2020 and could not do so, an assessed grade will be available to them for the unit(s) in question. The assessment does not need to be taken.
This is to make sure students who were part way through their course in summer 2020 are not disadvantaged when compared to students on similar qualifications from other awarding organisations.
Frequently Asked Questions
If our students were due to take an assessment for an examined unit in summer 2020, are they eligible for an assessed grade for the unit?
Yes. the assessed grade applies to both examined and moderated units.
If a unit our students were due to take an assessment in summer 2020 was mandatory, are the students eligible for an assessed grade for the unit?
Yes. the assessed grade applies to both mandatory and optional units.
How will you know which units our students planned to take in summer 2020 if we did not submit a claim/make a unit test entry?
We will be contacting centres once we have confirmed the process for this. Please be reassured, if you did not submit a claim or make a test entry for your Cambridge Technicals students, we will still be able to issue an assessed grade for eligible students.
We intended to enter our students in January/June 2021 and/or submit for moderation during 2020/21 but were impacted by the lost teaching time between March and July 2020. Are the students eligible for an assessed grade?
Students that you had not already planned to assess and submit for moderation in summer 2020 are not eligible for an assessed grade. If disruption had not occurred, these students were not in a position to be assessed in the period 20 March to 31 July.
We continue discussions with the DfE and our regulator Ofqual and we will keep you updated with any further measures to help you better manage the challenges of COVID-19.