In view of the increasing number of Covid-19 cases in the country, we have decided to switch Cambridge International schools in India, from exams to school-assessed grades, so that students can receive certification and progress with their education.
We know that you will have questions about moving to school-assessed grades, and all the information that we have produced so far can be found on our school-assessed grades webpages. We recommend that you familiarise yourselves with this information in the following order:
- Collecting evidence to support school-assessed grades – this guide explains which pieces of student work you can consider as evidence of their level of achievement.
- Our overview of how to work out the final grade for each student, based on the evidence of their work.
- Information about the Rationale Document – a Rationale Document needs to be completed for each syllabus for which you are submitting school-assessed grades.
- Further guidance on determining students’ grades
- Collected support for teachers
- Key dates for school-assessed grades
- Our Quality Assurance process
- Our Post-Results and Appeals process
We have also talked through some of this information in our recent webinars, and you can watch a recording of these here.
As we receive questions about school-assessed grades, we are adding the most common enquiries to our frequently asked questions section on our website here.
A reminder of withdrawal deadline – 17 April
We understand that you may need to withdraw candidates at short notice, and we have adapted our process to support you. Our deadline for the withdrawal of entries via Direct for the June 2021 series is 17 April. You can also withdraw entries after this date until seven days after the exam series by contacting us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You will receive a credit for these withdrawn entries.
We will send you an update next week.
Webinars next week
We encourage you to sign up for our school-assessed grade support webinars next week. These webinars will give a summary of the most up to date information on the school-assessed grades process, including using evidence to allocate grades, using the Rationale Document and avoiding bias when setting school-assessed grades.
The duration of this webinar is one hour, and we are running it three times so that as many Exams Officers as possible can attend. If you would like to attend, please register using the links below:
- Wednesday 21 April, 08:30-09:30 UTC+1
- Wednesday 21 April, 14:30-15:30 UTC+1
- Thursday 22 April, 08:30-09:30 UTC+1
If you are not able to attend a webinar but would like to receive a recording, please register your details.
If you are joining the webinar and would like to ask specific questions about the content published this week, please post them on this form. This will help us answer as many of your questions as possible in the webinars.
Cambridge Primary and Lower Secondary Checkpoint
We cannot offer school-assessed grades for Cambridge Checkpoint tests. If you had intended to run Checkpoint tests in schools during this time, you can withdraw these entries and receive credit for future tests and examinations.
Stay in touch
From this point on, you will receive our global communications for schools on the school-assessed grade route. These emails will share the very latest information and support for schools as you assess your students’ performance and report their grades to us. Our Grade Submission System will open on 18 May and remain open until 16 June.
You can find all our advice on our Covid-19 information page.
If you have any questions, you can review our frequently asked questions or contact us via the Help page on our website.
We wish you well at this time.
Cambridge International – Team India