Covid-19: Academy21, Estimated Grades – Process and Timescales
Please find below detail on our process and activities over the coming weeks to provide estimated grades for the Academy21 year 11 cohort who should have been sitting examinations this summer. Over Easter and through into May we are collating all available data and where we are able, we will provide estimated grades to you on Friday 22nd May. We are reviewing data on over 450 year 11 pupils and collating that information in readiness to disseminate it to you all.
Before that, on Friday 24th April, we will write to some of you to highlight those young people who may have joined us late in the academic year and for whom we currently expect to grade ‘N’. This to provide you with enough time to determine your own assessments for those pupils, or, alternatively, to enable you to refer them to Academy21 until 22nd May to enable us to run further assessments with them on your behalf, and subsequently provide an estimated grade to you.
As a provider of alternative provision to schools and local authorities across England and Wales all pupils enrolled with Academy21 remain on roll locally. With that in mind and having reviewed the process as set out by Ofqual, we see little point in providing an Academy21 student ranking. In effect, because this would have little meaning with regard to the ranking you have been asked to provide as a school/centre. We will be pleased to consult with you around this issue should you have any concerns.
As we have a large cohort of year 11 pupils this year, we do not intend to respond to requests to provide individual pupil grade data ahead of the timescales described above. This is to ensure a unified, consistent and thorough process and approach is undertaken for ALL of the young people we support.
We thank you for your co-operation, patience and support during this time and hope you and your families stay safe and healthy.
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