Centre assessed grades for private candidates
On Wednesday, 6th January 2021 the government officially announced that centre-assessed grades are to replace cancelled examinations in the wake of COVID-19.
Away from media focus and public eye are the consequences that cancellation of exams have for private examination candidates. These are students who have chosen to follow alternative routes of education, including home-schooled pupils, self-taught mature students or those studying with private tutors.
Last year, with public examinations in the U.K., cancelled and replaced with grades based on school and college internal assessments these students had no possibility of obtaining their exam grades – potentially dashing their university admission hopes for at least another year.
Greene’s was one of only a few approved centres to assess private candidates. With the assessment system being entirely online, Greene’s tutors examined hundreds students from destinations around the world, including the U.K. and other european countries, Saudi Arabia, Brazil and Thailand. With last year’s experience, Greene’s is continuing to support all of our candidates by providing certainty in these uncertain times.
Following our guiding principle of always putting the interests of our students at the heart of everything we do, we decided to work together with the exam boards and develop the systems and procedures that would allow these external examination candidates to obtain their grades yet again in 2021. As such we accept candidates for both domestic and international examinations.