All learners to receive Centre Assessment Grades

Monday 17 Aug 2020

Today the Minister for Education has announced that following changes in other jurisdictions, learners in Wales will be awarded their centre assessment grades. In response, we have instructed WJEC to issue learners with their centre assessment grades for GCSEs, AS and A levels and the Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate qualifications.

We know that this is an extraordinarily difficult and upsetting time for learners, parents and their teachers, and there are many questions that we do not currently have answers to. We are working through the details and impact of this announcement and will provide updates as soon as we possibly can.

We can confirm that any learner who has been issued with an AS, A level or Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate grade that is higher than their centre assessment grade will receive the higher grade. Additionally, the policy that we put in place for private candidates remains in place. We are working to update the appeals process and will publish further details shortly.