pieces of evidence for each exam candidate to create an exam grade
We felt it would be useful to publish a para phrased guidance from the exam boards as how exam boards are asking exam centres to consider evidence for GCSE & A level exams.
There has been some questions about how exam centres allocates a grade to each piece of evidence.
There are usually three pieces of evidence for each exam candidate to create an exam grade.
Typically the of work can include one of: Completed past exam papers from the syllabus with a duration of an hour or more; Completed coursework prepared according to board requirements; Work made up of questions selected from various past exam papers; Papers used as mock exams; Extended project work set by the exam centre during the course of study; such as essays, problems, practical tasks and other activities.
Note: Where a combination some shorter tasks in order to create a single substantial piece of work that has taken the student at least one hour of concentrated work to complete, this constitutes one of the three pieces of evidence.
If either of the following apply to one of the pieces of exam grade evidence: It is an entire past exam paper from before the June 2020 series The full requirements of a coursework component Then you can mark this piece of evidence using the published mark scheme, and one can allocate a grade to this piece of evidence using the published grade thresholds.
How to use portfolios of evidence to decide centre-assessed grades: If an entire past paper from later than the June 2020 series, then this can marked according to the the published mark scheme.
Though one should not allocate a grade to this piece of evidence using the published grade thresholds.
Instead, this piece of evidence treated in the same way as pieces of evidence which do not have published grade thresholds.
If the pieces of evidence do not already have published grade thresholds, for example using a specimen paper, or a task that you have created in the centre or School.
One will need to take a different approach to deciding how to allocate an exam grade to this piece of work.
One will need to reach a judgement about the quality of the piece of evidence in a different way. More on this towards the end of April.