ISC statement following government decision to allow use of CAGs

Posted on: 18 Aug 2020
Posted by: Barnaby Lenon

ISC chairman Barnaby Lenon comments on the Government's decision to allow the use of centre assessment grades (CAGs) in 2020's Year 13 and Year 11 results.

The ISC chairman said: "The Government had a duty to act in the interests of all young people who suffered due to a results system that was clearly not fit-for-purpose. While the decision to use centre assessment grades (CAGs) was the only viable option in order to help these students and restore public confidence in the exams system, it will inevitably create new issues.

"For example, the resulting grade inflation and the fact it will be especially tough for 2021’s Year 13 pupils because many of this year’s students will now be applying for university entry next year instead.

"We wish all schools well as they adapt to this latest change in the grading process."