Cambridge International update on how we are awarding grades for the June 2020 series
17 Aug 2020
On 14 August we said we were looking at how we could best respond to feedback from schools and students on the outcomes of the June 2020 series. We have decided to bring forward this response to today.
It is important to us that Cambridge students can compete on an equal basis with students who have similar national or international qualifications, and that their hard work and achievements are compared fairly. We fully recognise the urgent and practical need to help Cambridge students progress with their education and their lives.
We have decided that grades we issue for the June 2020 series will not be lower than the predicted grade submitted by the school. Where a grade we issued last week was higher than the predicted grade, the higher grade will stand.
We will issue new grades as soon as possible. We will also share the new grades with universities and admissions organisations as soon as we can in the coming days. We will post the new grades to Cambridge International Direct.
In April, we asked our schools to work collaboratively with us. We know teachers worked extremely hard to gather evidence and work out predicted grades, and we have viewed a significant proportion of the evidence schools used to make their predictions.
In the meantime, in order to provide immediate certainty to students, schools can inform them of the predicted grades they submitted to us. We provided this information to schools on results day.
We are very grateful to schools for working with us so patiently throughout this challenging period. We will update schools further on this process on Wednesday 19 August 2020.