JCQ Guidance for Students and Parents

Mon 12 Apr 2021
12 April 2021

Dear Parents/Carers
The Joint Council for Qualifications (‘JCQ’) has released guidance for students, parents and carers on 26 March 2021 which can be found at https://www.jcq.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/JCQ-Guidance-for-Students-and-Parents-on-Summer-2021.pdf or by visiting the academy website. The guidance outlines the timeline relating to teacher assessed grades (‘TAGs’) for qualifications that will be completed in 2021.
Please note, schools are not permitted to share the Teacher Assessed Grades they submit to the awarding bodies with students or parents/carers.
Over the next few months, teachers will collate all the evidence needed to justify the final grades they will submit in June. To ensure this is as accurate as possible, we require each student to commit fully to every assessment activity and attempt them with the same focus and determination they would in a final exam. Please encourage your child to engage fully with the range of assessments teachers will set. It is important you ensure your child’s attendance and engagement are at the highest levels so that they do not miss assessments. The academy will support any students who experience COVID related absence such as self isolation.
It is important that we continue to work together to enable your child to achieve the best possible outcomes. Should you require any additional support or advice, please contact us via your child’s Learning Manager or the ‘Contact Us’ button on the school website. 

Yours faithfully,

Alison McQueen