Welcome to the exams page, you'll find everything you need to know about upcoming examinations for 2021

Welcome to the exams page, you’ll find everything you need to know about upcoming examinations for 2021

On 25 February 2021, Ofqual published their decisions following the consultation on arrangements for GCSE, AS and A levels and also for the Vocational and Technical Qualifications. Please see https://www.gov.uk/government/speeches/how-qualifications-will-be-awarded-in-2021

GCSEs, AS and A levels

GCSEs and A-levels cancelled in England by the pandemic will be replaced by grades decided by teachers. Teachers will assess the standard at which students are performing based only on what has been taught so that the College can determine the grades. Teachers’ judgements will be based on a range of evidence relating to the subject content that has been delivered, either in the classroom or via remote learning.

Students will receive their results on:

  • 10 August 2021 (A and AS Level)
  • 12 August 2021 (GCSE)

Please read the General Qualifications decisions documents for full details.

Vocational and technical qualifications

Telford College delivers many vocational and technical qualifcations.

Applied generals, including BTECs

Students studying for a qualification that is similar to, or taken alongside GCSEs or A levels, will be eligible for a teacher assessed grade. This will require teachers to make an informed judgement on the grades students will receive using a variety of evidence.

Examples of these types of qualifications are BTECs (Pearson) and OCR Cambridge Technicals in subjects such as sport and business.

Students should receive results no later than students who are studying for GCSEs and A levels.

Functional skills

Students taking a qualification in Functional Skills should still be able to take their assessment, in line with public health measures. There may also be alternative arrangements if this is not possible. Teacher assessed grades will be used where a student cannot access an in-person or remote assessment.

Professional or occupational qualifications

Students studying for a qualification that requires a demonstration of professional or occupational competence, for example hairdressing or vehicle maintenance will need to take assessments before getting a certificate.

Assessments for these types of qualifications should be continuing throughout 2021, although assessments may be held in slightly different circumstances to normal, using social distancing or remote assessment, for example. 

The College will notify students when they are likely to receive results.

For information on how these qualifications will be awarded, please read the Vocational and Technical Qualifications decisions documents.

GCSE and A Levels

November 2020 Certificates

GCSE and A Level exam certificates will be available from early April 2021. Candidates who are still on roll may be contacted and asked to collect their certificate(s) from the exams office. For candidates who are no longer on roll, their certificate(s) will be posted to them. Candidates must ensure they have notified the College of their correct address, email and phone number(s).

Vocational exams

January exams – notification of results

BTEC and Cambridge technical results will be available on 17 March 2021

NCFE varies and results will be available between 30 March – 20 April 2021