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Changes to the method of assessing and issuing results

Throughout May the Society has consulted with the Department for Education (DfE) and the qualification regulator Ofqual regarding the issue of results to learners who were due to take assessments and complete their qualifications this spring and summer.

We are now pleased to share our approach, timelines and requirements to both our Members and Approved Dance Centres on this subject, and have provided separate guidance documents below for both our vocational and teaching qualifications which provide all the required information.

 

Approved Dance Centres

Due to these unprecedented circumstances, we are making changes to the method of assessing the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing Level 4 Diploma in Dance Education.

Ofqual has set out how an awarding organisation should calculate results or adapt or delay assessments during this ongoing pandemic. We’ve created some detailed guidance to help you understand what this means for your school, college and your learners.

This guidance sets out the details of the scheme, provides guidance for tutors, their students, and timelines for action should exceptional arrangements we required.

Download the full guidance document and Intent to enter form here.

 

Society Members

As many members will be aware the method of issuing results for our vocational qualifications are changing due to the impact of the ongoing pandemic.

Ofqual’s Extraordinary Regulatory Framework sets out how an awarding organisation should calculate results or adapt or delay assessments during this time. The framework also allows awarding organisations to provide clarity to schools and colleges about what evidence they should gather and consider when applying for a calculated grade.

Below is some detailed guidance that sets out what qualifications have been impacted by these changes, how grades will be calculated – and the process and time frames for you to follow. Please read these guidance notes carefully.

Download the full guidance document here.

Quality Assurance Checklist for Members Applying for a Calculated Result


For more information about the decisions on awarding vocational and technical qualifications this summer please visit the Ofqual website here.