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Ofqual’s student guide to awarding summer 2021

Published:Monday 10 May 2021

Ofqual has published an easy-to-use ‘Student guide to awarding: summer 2021’ – which is written for students studying GCSEs, AS, A-levels, vocational, technical and other general qualifications. This guide complements the materials that Ofqual has already published for teachers.

It also contains important advice on where students in England and their families can go for more information and support, including with mental health concerns.

The new guide also outlines how students can appeal if they believe a grade is wrong. For most qualifications, students will have the option of sitting exams this autumn to improve their summer grade.

Last updated 14 May 2021: Ofqual has updated their student guide. Read more.

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