Summer 2021 TAGs


In February 2021 the Department for Education announced that students in Years 11 and 13 would not sit examinations in the summer of 2021. Instead, teachers would, using a range of evidence, determine the grade for each student (TAG Teacher Assessed Grades). This will be a holistic objective judgement based on the evidence selected for each subject.

For guidance on this process, click on the link below:

TAG Guidance for Students & Parents/Guardians | PDF

Student Guide Document | PDF

Subject Assessment Evidence

Below are the links to the summary of the evidence that is being used by each subject to determine the Year 11 and Year 13 2021 TAGs:

Year 11 Subject Assessment Evidence 2021 TAG

Year 13 Subject Assessment Evidence 2021 TAG

Centre Review and Appeals

Following the publication of results, students will be able to ask the school, in the first instance, to conduct a Centre Review and then, if not successful, submit an appeal to the exam board. The links below provide guidance for students about the process and the documents that must be used should they request a Centre Review and then an appeal.

Before a student requests a Centre Review and Appeal it is important to note:

1. The grade may go up, down or stay the same even if the student believes the grade should be higher.

2. A student can withdraw a centre review or an appeal request but only if a finding has not been made i.e. if the school or exam board determines the grade should be lower before the student withdraws their request the revised grade will be awarded.


2021 TAGs - Appeals General

2021 TAGs - Student Request & Consent Form

JCQ Appeal Guidance Summer 2021 - Appendix F

JCQ Student Appeals Guide 2021

JCQ Student Guide Handout July 2021

Autumn Examination Series Entries

If, following the publication of results, a student wishes to be entered for a subject(s) during the Autumn Examination series they must submit the form below to the school’s Exams office via post or email ( by:

  • 8th September 2021 – A Level/Level 3
  • 4th October 2021 – GCSE

Autumn 2021 Examination Form


For further guidance and support, click on the link below:

Pearson Support for Students, Parents and Carers 

There are links below to further information:

Summer 2021 Centre Policy

Vocational Course Current Overview

Vocational Q-TAG Centre Policy

JCQ Grading Timeline Summer 2021




Updated August 2021


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