Students taking GCSE tests and formal exams this summer have displayed remarkable perseverance and today we celebrate their accomplishments. To acknowledge the difficulties they’ve experienced because of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Ofqual made arrangements with the Department for Education and exam boards to create an extraordinary program of support that students.This assistance included some modifications in the course curriculum to reflect the restrictions on public health that were in effect when students were taking their tests and a variety of content in certain subjects, and equation sheets and formulae were made available in science and maths. Exam boards also announced an advance notice in February that provided information on some of the topics expected on the exam. This was designed to aid students focus on their study and make the tests less daunting.GCSE results 2022.For all topics, there is moderate grading, which is an intermediate stage between 2021 and grades in 2019.
How were grades determined this year?
The scores required in each class were lower this year due to the effect of lockdowns.However, the exam regulator in England Ofqual stated that overall marks will be comparable to the pre-pandemic levels than the results from last year.So, the percentage of students who have received top grades for this academic year – – 7/As or over is 26.3 percent. It’s roughly in the middle between the numbers for 2019 (20.8 percent) as well as 2021 (28.9 percent).In the same way, 73.2% of GCSEs were scored at grades 4/C and higher this year. This is lower than 77.1 percent last year, in which grades were decided by teachers. However, it is considerably higher than in the year 2019 which was 67.3 percent.
What was the process for deciding grades this year?
The scores required in each class were more generous this year because of the effect of lockdowns.However, the exam regulator in England Ofqual stated that overall marks will be more comparable to the pre-pandemic levels than the results from last year.Thus, the percentage of students who have received top grades for this academic year – – 7/As or above is 26.3 percent. It’s roughly in the middle between the numbers for 2019 (20.8 percent) as well as 2021 (28.9 percent).Similar to that, 73.2% of GCSEs were scored at grades 4/C or higher this year. This is a decrease from 77.1 percent in the previous year in which grades were set by teachers. However, it is substantially higher than the 2019 when the figure was 67.3 percent.
After the results have been published, Ofqual will be repeating the equality analyses we released in 2021 and 2020. We were unable to allow us to finish this analysis prior to results being released, as the final exam data is only available close to the day of results. We will release this when we can in the fall of this year.
Between 2020 and 2021 this analysis looked into the possibility that the disparities between results of different classes of students, that occur in examinations that are scheduled have changed. This summer , the same exam procedures have been applied to all students. Any differences in results for students who have different characteristics of protection are likely because of other factors like the impact from the pandemic.
Exam boards have established grade limits this summer on the basis of an amalgamation of quantitative and qualitative data. Like previous years, where exams were conducted this summer, there was an important role played by examiners’ judgment when evaluating the quality of the students’ work.
In general, the boundaries of grade are lower than they were in the year the year 2019. This is not surprising considering the more lenient way of the grading process. There are a few grade boundaries that are lower than 2019 , however it is because the placement on the boundary reflect the complexity of the assessment. The assessments in a range of GCSE subjects also differed this summer. For example there was a variety of topics in certain subjects. In these requirements, direct comparisons of grade boundaries this summer and 2019 are not possible.
What if I’m unhappy with my result?
If you’re unhappy about you GCSE or BTec grade, you must first speak to your college or school.If you are in England, Wales and Northern Ireland the school you attend is going to contact your exam body on behalf of you and request for your exam results to be evaluated.If you are still convinced that you’ve been graded unfairly after an examination, you can ask your college or school to file an appeal. The exam board will take a look at your work a second time and make corrections to your score should it be deemed acceptable.
BTec students may also make an appeal direct at the board of examination.If you’re not completely satisfied with your results, you can ask for a review through the regulator of exams, Ofqual.In Scotland The process in Scotland is a little different. The standard procedure is to receive a grade estimate , which is sent at the request of the board.If your final score is lower than your final grade, you may apply directly with the SQA However, you must contact your college or school first. In the event that your request is approved your exam’s board of directors will take a look at your score.