Summer 2021 will be the year that students will receive Teacher Assessed Grade (TAGs) based on internal evidence rather than external examinations. Following two academic years of disruption which has challenged our students personally and academically, we welcome this unique opportunity to support our students to achieve the grades that they deserve.
Subject leaders and teaching staff have worked hard to select appropriate opportunities for students to demonstrate their learning and gather evidence. This evidence will support teaching staff to allocate a TAG that reflects a student’s ability.
To ensure consistently and to check all grades are appropriate there will be three levels of internal quality assurance; student level, qualification level and school level. This will ensure TAGs are not too lenient or too harsh in comparison to previous years. Further to this the school will be subject to external quality assurance and results will not be released to students on results days until they are confident they are evidence based and accurate.
The full St Thomas More Catholic Academy TAG Centre policy is linked here.
Range of Evidence for Qualifications
The Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ) recommends evidence should be used consistently across a cohort and provides students an opportunity to demonstrate their learning from the course studied. Linked below are our qualifications with the range of evidence being used to inform students’ TAGs and the dates where this evidence was completed. This information has already been shared with students in lesson.
|AQA GCSE||English Language|
|AQA GCSE||English Literature|
|AQA GCSE||Combined Science (Trilogy)|
|AQA GCSE||Art & Design (Fine Art)|
|AQA GCSE||Product Design / Textiles (Design & Technology)|
|AQA GCSE||Food and Nutrition|
|Pearson Edexcel GCSE||Business Studies|
|Pearson Edexcel GCSE||History|
|WJEC Eduqas GCSE||RE|
|Pearson BTEC Tech Award||Performing Arts|
|OCR GCSE||Computer Science|
|OCR Cambridge National Certificate||Sport Science|
|OCR Cambridge National Certificate||Health & Social Care|
|OCR Cambridge National Certificate||Creative iMedia|
|OCR Cambridge National Certificate||Engineering|
|OCR Cambridge National Certificate||Enterprise & Marketing|
|NCFE Technical Award||Child Care|
|OCR Cambridge National Certificate||Sport Studies|
|NCFE Technical Award||Child Care|
|NCFE Technical Award||Health & Social Care|
|AQA Tech Award||Performing Arts|
For further information about Y10 units being completed this year please speak to the subject leader for the subject.
|OCR Level 3 Technical Extended Certificate||Health & Social Care|
|OCR Level 3 Technical Diploma||Health & Social Care (double award)|
|OCR Level 3 Technical Extended Certificate||Sport & Physical Activity|
|OCR Level 3 Introductory Diploma||IT|
|OCR Level 3 Extended Certificate||Digital Media|
|NCFE Extended Diploma||Sport & Physical Activity (Coaching) David Campbell|
|BTEC Extended Certificate||Applied Law (top up from Certificate at end of start of Year 13)|
|BTEC Extended Certificate||Applied Science (registrations from September 2021 (top up for Year 13 students) – also studied at SJF|
|AQA A Level||Biology|
|AQA A Level||Chemistry|
|AQA A Level||Physics (Turning Points)|
|AQA A Level||Psychology|
|AQA A Level||Sociology|
|Pearson Edexcel A Level||Mathematics|
|AQA A Level||Geography|
|OCR A Level||English Literature|
|WJEC Eduqas A Level||RE|
|Pearson Edexcel Project||EPQ|
|AQA A Level||English Literature (studied at SJF)|
|AQA A Level||Computer Science (studied at SJF)|
|AQA A Level||Drama (studied at SMW)|
|AQA A Level||German (studied at SJF)|
|BTEC Extended Diploma||Health & Social Care (studied at SMW)|
|Pearson Edexcel A Level||Further Maths (studied at SJF)|
|OCR A Level||Art & Design (studied at SMW)|
|OCR Level 3 Technical Certificate||Health & Social Care|
|OCR Level 3 Technical Certificate||Sport & Physical Activity|
|OCR Level 3 Certificate||Digital Media|
For further information about subjects studied at Trinity Partnership Schools please email email@example.com.
The appeals process for each year group opens on results day.
Please note there are some very specific rules regarding how and why you can make an appeal. You cannot appeal simply because you do not agree with your grade. If you think you may wish to appeal, it is important that you have spoken to the available senior leaders during results day week and essential you read the documentation linked below.
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