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PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! Education Secretary Gavin Williamson is preparing set out how GCSE and A-level students will be graded this summer, to try to avoid a repeat of last year’s exams fiasco.Exams in England have been cancelled for the second year in a row due to the Covid-19 pandemic.Last summer thousands of students were left with grades several tiers below their predicted marks, after the Government opted to use a moderating algorithm. An eventual U-turn allowed pupils to keep their teachers’ predicted grades.i's education newsletter: news and analysis as schools try to return to normalEmail address is invalidThank you for subscribing!Sorry, there was a problem with your subscription.This year Mr Williamson said the Government would be “putting trust in teachers”.He will lay out his plans in the House of Commons this morning.What time is Gavin Williamson’s announcement today?The Education Secretary will address MPs at around 11.20am.It comes after he hosted a Downing Street press conference on Wednesday evening, in which he told viewers: “We are putting trust in teachers.“That’s where the trust is going, there is going to be no algorithms whatsoever but there will be a very clear and robust appeals mechanism.”How can I watch live?You will be able to watch Mr Williamson’s statement on BBC Parliament, BBC News and Sky News.
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.What should we expect?Schools will be given wide flexibility in deciding how teachers assess and grade their pupils, based on those parts of the curriculum they have been taught.The Department for Education will also bring forward the results days for both A-levels and GCSEs from the end of August to 10 and 12 August respectively, to provide more time for students to appeal their results. Exam boards will provide schools with questions which they can use to test their pupils, with the majority coming from past papers. Teachers will be able to decide whether they want to use these questions or not. The DfE said the plan did not amount to “mini-exams”, because tests will be sat in the classroom and not with specific time limits or exam conditions.Schools will also be able to use evidence such as mock exams, coursework, essays or in-class tests set by teachers to gather evidence to decide grades. No algorithm will be used. The assessments can take place from now until 18 June, when teachers will have to submit their grades to exam boards. Mr Williamson said young people had “shown incredible resilience” and deserved to be “fairly rewarded”.“We are providing the fairest possible system for those pupils, asking those who know them best – their teachers – to determine their grades, with our sole aim to make sure all young people can progress to the next stage of their education or career,” he added.
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