Dear year 11,
I promised you that I would let you know as soon as the Government announced how you would be awarded your GCSE grades this year. Today Ofqual, which is the government office that regulates examinations, made the announcement that you have been waiting for.
Rather than put the message in my own words, I think that it is best for you to read this letter that Sally Collier, the Chief Regulator at Ofqual, has written to all students who are taking GCSE examinations this year. Please read it carefully.
I know that some of you will find this news disappointing but under the circumstances I think that it is the fairest way to assess your performance. You have worked so hard and as I’ve said to you many times before, you are brilliant students and your hard work will be recognised. Some of you will want to continue studying, so to support you with that, we have made sure that there is plenty of work in Google Classroom for you.
Just so you know, your teachers are missing you and want the very best for you.
I will be in touch if there is anything else that you need to know. In the meantime, take care.