Are EPQs getting CAGs or Algorithm ??!Watch
The Announcement from 'Roger Taylor, Chair, Ofqual' has the sub-heading 'How grades for GCSE, AS, A level, Extended Project Qualification and Advanced Extension Award in maths will be awarded this summer.' which suggests that EPQs and AEAs are being talked about in this statement.
The statement says 'After reflection, we have decided that the best way to do this is to award grades on the basis of what teachers submitted. The switch to centre assessment grades will apply to both AS and A levels and to the GCSE results which students will receive later this week.' However, neither EPQs nor AEAs are mentioned in this statement, and I cannot find any information online anywhere else. It seems horrendous to think that they would be sticking with the algorithm seeing as the more widespread qualifications are not, but from all I can tell it seems as if nothing has changed for EPQs.
If anyone knows what is happening for EPQs (e.g. if anyone has had a grade change or had communication from schools/colleges about EPQ grades) it would be really good to know.
As far as I understand the EPQ grade was not affected by the algorithm. It was already submitted and assessed before the requirement for CAGs.
However, I have actually just got the CAG through, which is great, so I'm hoping some of my friends grades will have changed upwards where they deserved it!