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Assessment arrangements for 2021
Page last updated 20th April
On 6 January 2021, the government confirmed that in summer 2021, students taking GCSE, AS and A levels regulated by Ofqual, should be awarded grades based on an assessment by their teachers.
For in-scope qualifications, the VCRF will permit alternative awarding arrangements that include delaying assessments and adapting assessments, including Teacher Assessed Grades (TAGs).
Vocational Contingency Regulatory Framework (VCRF)
These requirements are set out in the Vocational and Technical Qualifications Contingency Regulatory Framework (the VCR Conditions). These conditions came into effect at 13:00 on 24 March 2021 for all vocational and technical qualifications which fall within categories A and B as defined in Condition VCR1.8.
This will cover all assessments that have taken place and are due to take place during the 2020-21 academic year (1 Aug 2020 - 31 Aug 2021)
Ofqual has designed the Vocational Contingency Regulatory Framework (VCRF): Conditions and Requirements and Guidance, deliberately to be flexible - allowing each awarding organisation to operate in the best way to deliver grades to its learners for its own qualifications.
What has The Learning Machine done so far?
- TLM has published the guidance that sets out our approach and helps you through the grade determination and submission process in 2021. It is set out in ‘Steps’ that you can easily work through to hopefully, make the awarding process for our qualifications as simple as possible.
- TLM has been asked by Ofqual to categorise our qualifications into different groups based on the qualification characteristics.