Richard Taunton to Enrol Students Using Centre Assessment Grades

17th August 2020

Ahead of GCSE results being released this Thursday, we have decided to enrol our new students based on the centre assessment grades produced by schools. 

Almost 40% of A-level grades were downgraded as a result of the algorithm used to help determine results this year. Our decision follows reports that up to 97% of the GCSE grades released this week will be decided by algorithm only.

Paul Swindale, Head of College, said:

‘We value the professionalism and dedication of the teachers in our partner schools. As such, the college has decided that the kindest and most reasonable course of action is to use centre assessment grades to enrol new students on to our courses this year.’

Centre assessed grades were calculated by schools using information like mock results, class work, and the professional judgement of teachers. Where these grades are not available, we will hold open places until they are. 

Paul Swindale continued: 

‘We hope our decision will help ease some of the worries that our applicants may have. As a college, we are committed to doing everything we can to reassure and support our students.

We will begin enrolling our new student cohort from Monday 24 August.