Changes for 2021

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The Government announced on 6 January that exams won’t go ahead as normal in summer 2021, so some of this information may change. We’ll update this page as soon as further detail becomes available.

Read about 2021 exam changes

Following Ofqual’s announcement about summer 2021, here’s what you need to know for Tech-level IT: Programming.

Please note: these changes only apply to assessment being completed this academic year.

Enabling remote access

Advisory and verification meetings with your External Quality Assurer (EQA) will be carried out remotely by Zoom (or Skype).

Internally-assessed units will now be uploaded to ShareFile or posted to your EQA.

EQAs will be in contact with centres and will be available to provide guidance and support throughout the year.

No other changes

There are no changes to the assessment criteria for Tech-level IT but teachers should alter the way they teach the course according to their facilities and situation.

All sections of the specification will remain the same for 2021. There are no planned changes to the specification content and all content should be covered. The style of the exams and associated mark scheme will be familiar.

Help and support

Please contact your EQA if you need additional support and guidance.

If you don’t know who your EQA is, your exams officer will have these details, they can be found in Gateway, or you can contact us.