As the effects of the Coronavirus pandemic continue to impact teaching and assessment, we remain committed to supporting our centres and learners. On this page, we will provide updates and guidance for the academic year 2021-22.
Following the lifting of most restrictions announced in July 2021, we expect that the majority of centres will be able to return to teaching and assessing qualifications in line with our usual requirements as set out in the relevant qualification specifications.
Many of our qualifications and assessments already have flexibilities built-in which enable centres to adapt their delivery to meet their local needs. Centres will be able to continue to use these to ensure compliance with any local public health considerations whilst enabling learners to undertake their qualifications.
It has also been announced that existing adaptations made under the VCRF can continue for 2021-22 and we will permit the use of these adaptations where they are needed. Updated adaptations guidance is available below.
Centres will be expected to teach all of the content of qualifications in 2021-22, making use of adaptations where needed. Teacher Assessed Grades (TAGs) will not be permitted in 2021-22.
Page last updated: 6th September 2021