Following the cancellation of this summer’s exams due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Department for Education and Ofqual have opened a consultation on how GCSE and A Level grades should be assessed and awarded in 2021.
The Society recognises the challenges that geography teachers and their pupils are facing over this exam cycle. We encourage teachers to respond to the consultation to make their thoughts known, especially on issues that are particularly relevant to geography such as the role of the NEA in awarding grades at A Level.
Looking beyond this exam cycle, the Society will also be highlighting the vital need for fieldwork to return as a full requirement for future GCSE and A Level geography courses.
The consultation closes at 11.45pm on Friday 29 January.