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Updates for Year 13 from academic year 2019-20

This page contains all the letters and information sent to students and parents during the national school closures from March 2020 until the end of the academic year.  We will continue to update this page with information for the Year 13 students that would have sat their exams in the summer of 2020.  


3rd August - Please click here for a guide from Ofqual for students about calculated grades and appeals.  There is also a fact sheet about how grades have been standardised and a leaflet with important phone numbers and contact details. Explanatory videos can be found on Ofqual's youtube channel.

15th July - Please click here for the letter sent by Ms Ahimie which contains details about 'Results' Day on Thursday 13th August and who to email if you do not have access to Go 4 Schools.  

10th July - The Joint Council for Qualifications have announced that A-level and AS exams in the autumn will take place between Monday 5th October and Friday 23rd October 2020.  The national deadline to register will be Friday 4th September.

6th July - Click here for the letter sent to all Year 13 students and parents.  Click here for information about calculated grades.  Click here for information about taking exams in the autumn series or summer 2021 and the support Claremont can provide to students.  


Click here for the letter sent to all Year 13 students and parents on 1st June 2020.  Click here for the Ofqual infographic.

Click here for the letter sent to all Year 13 students and parents on 20th April 2020.  

On 16th April, the Department for Education announced that calculated grades (results) would be published on 13th August 2020 for Year 13 students.

Ofqual announced a two week consultation on the process for awarding grades this summer, appeals and autumn exams.  See here to read or take part in the consultation which closes on 29th April 2020.  

Ofqual published further guidance on vocational qualifications on 9th April.  Click here for the full guidance.  It states that Ofqual will award qualifications through a calculated grade.  As the structure of vocational qualifications varies considerably depending on the type of qualification, further details will be sent to schools in the future about how the grades will be calculated for each qualification.  

On 9th April, Ofqual published a blog with further information on how grades will be calculated this summer.  There is also a video for students and teachers.   

Click here for the statement from Ofqual on 3rd April 2020 regarding how grades will be calculated and how qualifications awarded this summer. Click here for a letter to students from the Head of Ofqual on 3rd April 2020 explaining the process of awarding qualifications. This guidance only covers GCSE and AS/A-levels.   

Click here for a letter from the Universities Minister sent to all students applying to university on 3rd April 2020.  

Please note that this guidance does not give any further information on either the appeals process or the arrangements for additional exams later this year.  


Click here for the letter sent to Year 13 on Monday 23rd March.  

Click here for Frequently Asked Questions on cancellation of exams published on Department for Education website on 20th March.  There is some very clear information here for students and parents.  

Please click here for the letter sent to all Year 13 students on 21st March following the government's announcement regarding this summer's examinations.  The full announcement can be found here. 

Please click here for the letter sent to all Year 13 students and parents on 19th March 2020.