OIAMFS Centre Policy For Determining Teacher Assessed Grades

Every centre (school) is required to create a Centre Policy that reflects its individual circumstances. This policy takes account of the guidance provided in the document: JCQ Guidance on the determination of grades for A/AS Levels and GCSEs for summer 2021. Our Centre Policy covers the following:

OIAMFS Centre Policy – click here to view or download 

  • Statement Of Intent – outlines the purpose of this document in relation to our centre.
  • Roles And Responsibilities – outlines the personnel in our centre who have specific roles and responsibilities in the process of determining teacher assessed grades this year.
  • Training, Support And Guidance – outlines the training, support and guidance that our centre will provide to those determining teacher assessed grades this year.
  • Use of Appropriate Evidence – indicates how our centre will give due regard to the section in the JCQ guidance entitled: Guidance on grading for teachers.
  • Determining teacher assessed grades – outlines the approach our centre will take to awarding teacher assessed grades.
  • Internal Quality Assurance – outlines the approach our centre will take to ensure internal standardisation of teacher assessed grades, to ensure consistency, fairness and objectivity of decisions.
  • Head of Centre Internal Quality Assurance and Declaration – gives details of our approach to internal standardisation, within and across subject departments
  • Comparison of teacher assessed grades to results for previous cohorts – outlines the approach we will take to compare our teacher assessed grades in 2021 with results from previous cohorts.
  • Access Arrangements and Special Considerations – outlines the approach our centre will take to provide students with appropriate access arrangements and take into account mitigating circumstances in particular instances.
  • Reasonable adjustments and mitigating circumstances (special consideration)
  • Addressing disruption/differential lost learning (DLL) – gives details of our approach to address disruption or differentiated lost teaching.
  • Objectivity – outlines the arrangements in place to ensure objectivity of decisions. This section gives a summary of the arrangements in place within our centre in relation to objectivity.
  • Recording decisions and retention of evidence and data – outlines our arrangements to recording decisions and to retaining evidence and data.
  • Authenticating evidence – details the mechanisms in place to ensure that teachers are confident in the authenticity of evidence, and the process for dealing with cases where evidence is not thought to be authentic.
  • Confidentiality, malpractice and conflicts of interest
  • External Quality Assurance – outlines the arrangements in place to comply with awarding organisation arrangements for External Quality Assurance of teacher assessed grades in a timely and effective way.
  • Results – outlines our approach to the receipt and issue of results to students and the provision of necessary advice and guidance.
  • Appeals outlines our approach to Appeals, to ensure that they are handled swiftly and effectively, and in line with JCQ requirements.

OIAMFS Centre Policy – click here to view or download 

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