Centre Determined Grades

Qualification Wales released updated guidance on alternative arrangements for GCSEs, AS and A levels on 23 March 2021. In response, the school has published in draft form the Centre Assessment Plan which will govern the approach to determining grades for learners in Years 11, 12 and 13. The plan will also apply to those learners in Year 10 undertaking a GCSE in English Literature.


Headteacher, Mr Loynd, said:


Today, I have set out a robust yet gentle approach to Centre Determined Grades which will ensure fairness and give learners every possible chance to succeed.  Assessments will, as far as is practicable, take place within the nurturing environment of the classroom, supervised by the teachers with whom learners have developed relationships of confidence and trust. The assessment window will take place from 19 April 2021 to 28 May 2021 and learners should expect to attend school every day throughout that period. Whilst we cannot shy away from assessments and the requirement for rigour, teachers will guide learners carefully through the process. In particular, the overarching topics to be assessed will be shared in advance and every assessment will be preceded by a revision ‘master class’. This process is important to demonstrate that Centre Determined Grades are just as valid as those awarded to previous cohorts by means of external examination. Above all else, I hope that learners will seize this opportunity to demonstrate the excellent progress they have made in the most extraordinarily difficult of years.


Learners and their parents and carers are encouraged to read the Centre Assessment Plan, making any observations during the consultation period to 2 April 2021.

Frequently Asked Questions

You can read a selection of frequently asked questions here.

Centre Determined Grades – Frequently Asked Questions

Centre Assessment Plan

You can read the latest version of the Centre Assessment Plan here.

Assessment Plan 2021 v2


Learners and their parents and carers are able to share their observations about the draft Centre Assessment Plan by clicking here. The consultation closes on 2 April 2021.