Teacher Assessed Grade (TAG) Process

A Guide to The John Roan School Teacher Assessed Grade Process for Students & Parents

  • The selection of evidence to be used:

    The Awarding Bodies have asked each school to make informed professional judgements about the evidence to be used when determining the Teacher Assessed Grade for each subject. This must only relate to content that has been taught and should be broad enough to cover all the Assessment Objectives of the course.
    Each subject area will share with students the range of evidence that they will be using to determine a final Teacher Assessed Grade. Some of this may relate back to assessments and tasks from earlier in the course. Much of the evidence in most subjects will be gathered from assessments run during March, April and May 2021.

    • Teacher Assessed Grades will be determined solely on the evidence that has been agreed for each student. They will not be based on predictions, estimations or work not included in the official evidence log.
    • Subject teachers will brief students on what evidence will be used to calculate the Teacher Assessed Grade and provide a schedule of when assessments will take place.
    • Where possible, student evidence will be the same for all students taking the subject. Some variation may be needed for students who have been absent or disadvantaged for a piece of work. Decisions on evidence will be taken by the Head of each Department.
    • No single piece of evidence will necessarily be more important than another, as teachers will be assessing students based on a range of evidence that can give an overall picture of their performance. • Teacher Assessed Grades will not be influenced by students’ positive or challenging personal circumstances, character, behaviour, appearance, socio-economic background, or protected characteristics.
    • Class assessments will be carried out under controlled conditions with exam access arrangements in place to ensure all students have an equal opportunity to produce their best work.
    • Subject teachers will advise students on what content to revise and how to improve performance.
    • Student work will be collected and held securely as evidence to support the grade decision making process.
  • Marking and moderation of evidence:
    • All teachers will take part in moderation and standardisation processes to ensure marking is fair and accurate across each department. United Learning Subject Advisors will be involved in this process where possible.
    • Where there is only one teacher involved in marking assessments and determining grades, then the output of this activity will be reviewed by a member of the Senior Leadership Team and, if possible, a teacher from another school.
    • All grades will be reviewed against the School’s previous results to help identify if any departments may have been overly lenient or harsh in comparison to previous years. However, historical data will not limit the Final Submitted Grades.
    • Teacher Assessed Grades and the decision-making process is secure and confidential. Teachers are not permitted to discuss the process or the final grade decision with students. To do so would be malpractice.
    • Students and Parents must not place any pressure or attempt to influence any staff involved in the grading process. Teachers have been advised to record and report any discussions with parents or students where they may have felt any pressure or undue influence was being exerted on a grade decision. The School will take any allegation of this nature very seriously and will take swift action to ensure the grade decision process is not compromised.
    • Teacher Assessed Grades will be submitted in June and no new evidence will be collected after the 28th of May 2021.
  • Release of results:

    Schools are forbidden from releasing results in advance of the nationally agreed dates:

    • A-Level Results will be released on the 10th August.
    • GCSE results will be released on the 12th August.
  • Appeals:
    • If a student believes an error has been made in determining their grade, they will have a right to appeal. There are two stages to the appeals process:
    1. Centre Review – The first appeal should be made to the School if you think you have not been issued with the correct grade. The School will review whether we made an administrative error when submitting your grade or if we did not apply a procedure correctly, e.g. we did not follow our Centre Policy, did not undertake internal quality assurance, did not take account of access arrangements or mitigating circumstances, such as illness.
    2. Appeal to the Exam Board – If, after the centre review, you still don’t think you have the correct grade, you can ask the school to appeal to the exam board, who will review whether the school made an unreasonable exercise of academic judgement in the choice of evidence from which they determined your grade and/or in the determination of your grade from that evidence, whether the school did not apply a procedure correctly or if the exam board made an administrative error. Priority Appeals (for instance where a university place is being held subject to appeal, or where GCSE English and Maths grades determine funding for a course) can be requested up to 17th August 2021. The school the has until 24th August to respond and provide all the evidence required to support the appeal.
  • Teacher Assessed Grade Centre Policy

Year 11 Evidence List

  • GCSE Art & Photography

    Student portfolios to cover to cover each assessment objective:

    • A01 Contextual studies
    • A02 Experimentation with media materials and techniques
    • A03 Recording
    • A04 Final pieces
  • GCSE Combined & Triple Science
    • November 2020 mock exam
    • EoT assessment - Homeostasis
    • EoT assessment – Electricity
    • EoT assessment - Rates & chemical change
    • AQA 2021 secure material – B1 cell biology & B2 organisation assessment
    • AQA 2021 secure material – C4 Chemical changes
    • AQA Physics Paper 1 past paper
  • GCSE Computer Science
    • Mock Exam taken in December 2020
    • In class Mock paper taken in March 2021
    • In class Mock paper to be taken in May 2021.
    • NEA _ Programming project (Coursework)
  • GCSE Drama

    Components Overview:

    • Component 1: Devising (performance & written portfolio)
    • Component 2: performance form Text (performance of an extract from a play)
    • Component 3: Theatre Makers in Practice - Section A only (written exam based on set text DNA)
      Evidence for GCSE Drama components:
    • Component 2 – Performance from Text Mock - November 2019
    • Comp 3 Section A Practice Mock Paper - November 2020
    • Comp 3 Section A Mock - December 2020
    • Various practice questions for Component 3 Section A - Lockdown NEA work Jan-March 2020
    • Component 3 Section A - Easter NEA
    • Component 1
    • Final Performance of devised piece of theatre Assessment - May 2020
    • Component 1 Portfolio - May 2020
    • Component 3 Section A - May 2020
    • Component 2 Performance ( 1 extract) - May 2020
  • GCSE English Literature and Language

    English Literature GCSE

    Common assessment in class An Inspector Calls – [Year 11 – October]

    Mock Exam Paper 1 An Inspector Calls and A Christmas Carol [Year 11 – December]

    Common assessment Shakespeare’s Macbeth [Year 11 – March]

    Common Assessment Unseen Poetry – NMM [Year 11 – April]

    Common Assessment A Christmas Carol [Year 11 – May]

    Seneca Homework Courses -Macbeth, AIC, ACC [September – May]

    English Language GCSE

    Mock Exam Language Paper 1 [Year 10 – June/July]

    Mock Exam Paper 1 [Year 11 – December]

    Language Paper 2 Q4 – NMM [Year 11 – March online]

    Language Paper 2 Q5 – NMM [Year 11 – April]

    Language Paper 2 Q1, Q3 [Year 11 – May]

    Language Paper 1 Q4 [Year 11 – May]

    English Language Speaking and Listening Endorsement GCSE

    Speaking and Listening Persuasive Speech – independent task [most completed in Nov-Dec 2020]

    * Where variations are applied, internal common assessments from that assessment unit will be used. E.g No Mocks from Dec, the common assessments done in class will be used.  * Where no recent common assessment is possible, common assessment from that unit in previous year or current year will be used.

  • GCSE Food Prep & Nutrition
    • December 2020 Mock Exam
    • NEA 2 Section D: Making two dishes
    • NEA 2 Section E: Analyse and Evaluate
    • In class assessment on nutrition and nutrients
  • GCSE French & Spanish
    1. November Mock exam
    • Paper 1 – Listening
    • Paper 3 – Reading
    • Paper 4 – Writing
    1. Class assessment 1: Theme 1 - Interests and Influences
    • Listening
    • Reading
    • Writing (FT – 40 words, HT – 90 words)
    1. Class assessment 2: Theme 1 - Self, family & friends
    • Listening
    • Reading
    • Writing (FT – 90 words, HT – 150 words)
    1. Class assessment 3: Theme 2 - Local area
    • Listening
    • Reading
    • Writing (FT – 40 words, HT – 90 words)
    1. Class assessment 4: Theme 2 - Holidays
    • Listening
    • Reading
    • Writing (FT – 90 words, HT – 90 words)
  • GCSE Geography

    2020 December Mock Exam Papers (AQA 2019 SCRIPT) 

    PAPER 1 

    SECTION B 

    (Living World) 

    PAPER 1 

    SECTION C 

    (UK Physical Landscapes) 

    PAPER 2 

    SECTION A 

    (Urban Issues & Challenges) 

    PAPER 2 

    SECTION B 

    (Changing Economic World) 

    2021 In class Modular Assessment (AQA 2020 SCRIPT) 

    PAPER 1 

    SECTION B 

    (Living World) 

    PAPER 1 

    SECTION C 

    (UK Physical Landscapes) 

    PAPER 2 

    SECTION A 

    (Urban Issues & Challenges) 

    PAPER 2 

    SECTION B 

    (Changing Economic World) 

    Additional Evidence for those with Special consideration/ Absences: End of Unit Assessments (AQA 2018 Script)  

     

  • GCSE History
    • Mock exam taken in December 2020- Elizabethan England
    • Mock exam taken in December 2020- America
    • In class assessment taken in March 2021- America
    • In class assessment taken in May 2021- Elizabethan England
    • In class assessment taken in May 2021- Conflict and Tension
  • GCSE Maths
    • Mock 1 x 3 papers (December 2020)
    • 5 Mini Assessments
    • Demonstrated Skills on Hegarty Maths
  • GCSE Music
    • Performance
    • Composition
    • Musical forms and devices
    • Popular Music
    • Ensemble Music
    • Film music
    • Mock
  • GCSE PE
    • December Exam: Paper 1 equating to 36% of grade (Units 1,2,3)

    Unit 1: Anatomy and Physiology, Unit 2: Movement analysis, Unit 3: Physical training 

    • May Exam: Paper 2 equating to 24% of grade (Units 4,5,6)

    Unit 4: Health, fitness and wellbeing, Unit 5: Sports Psychology, Unit 5: Socio-Cultural Issues

    • PEP Coursework submission 10% of grade (Personal exercise programme written submission) 
    • 2 practical performances 30% of grade (2 practical assessments)
  • GCSE Product Design
    • December 2020 Mock exam
    • NEA Section D Developing Design Ideas
    • NEA Section F Analysing and Evaluating
    • In class assessments on;
    • Section B Topics · Specialist Technical principles of Polymers · Surface Treatments and Finishes · Sustainability
    • Section C Topics: Designing and making Principles & the work of other designers and design companies
  • BTEC Level 1/2 Tech Award in Health & Social Care
    • Component 1 - coursework (internally and externally moderated) + booklet
    • Component 2 - coursework (internally moderated) + booklet
    • Component 3 - 3 x mini assessment (Health and Well-being) + booklet
  • BTEC Level 2 Sport
    • Unit 1 - external exam banked grade on Edexcel online.
    • For those requiring a resit. A mock paper (Sample Assessment Materials - Pre publication Version 2 - July 2018 - Test reference - 20586E)
    • Unit 2 - Coursework (internally assessment & moderated) booklet format
    • Unit 3 - Coursework booklet (internally & SV'd by external moderator)
    • Unit 6 - Coursework - Applying the reduction to this unit. Have evidence for the first two learning aims
  • GCSE Business Studies

    Mock Exam - Paper 1 – Investigating Small Business (December 2020)
    April Assessment 1 - Theme 2 2.1 – 2.3 (April 2021)
    April Assessment 2 - Business Calculations paper – Theme 2.4, 1.3 (May 2021)
    May Assessment 3 – 2.5 – (May 2021) 

Year 13 Evidence List

  • A Level Art, Textiles & Photography

    We are collecting evidence from students' portfolios to cover each assessment objective:

    • A01 Contextual studies
    • A02 Experimentation with media materials and techniques
    • A03 Recording
    • A04 Final pieces
  • A Level Biology
    • 4 X Mini – Assessment, 1hr
    • 1 X A2 Module 5 Assessment, 1hr, minutes
    • 3 X QQE Skills assessment
  • A Level Chemistry
    • 5 X Mini – assessment, 1hr
    • 1 X AS Module assessment 1hr. 90 minutes
    • 1 X QQE assessment
  • A Level GCE English Literature

    English Literature A Level part 1

    Mock Exam – Drama & Prose Year 13 December 2020

    Component 1: Drama: 9ET0/01  A Streetcar Named Desire and Hamlet 30% [April]

    Component 2: Prose: 9ET0/02  A Picture of Dorian Gray and Dracula  20% [May]

     

    English Literature A Level part 2

    Component 3: Poetry: 9ET0/03 Collection 15% [May]

    Component 3: Poetry: 9ET0/03 Romantic Verse 15% [May]

    Component 4: Coursework: 9ET0/04  20% [Sept – May]

    * Where variations are applied, internal common assessments from that assessment unit will be used. E.g No Mocks from Dec, the common assessments done in class will be used. 

  • A Level Extended Project Qualification

    EPQ project product

    • AQA production log
    • 5,000 word report
  • A Level Further Maths
    • Exercise books
    • Personal Folder
    • End of Unit Assessments
  • A Level History
    • Mock exam taken in December 2020- Soviet Union 
    • In class assessment taken in March 2021- Britain
    • In class assessment taken in April 2021- Britain
    • In class assessment taken in May 2021- Soviet Union 
    • In class assessment taken in May 2021- Soviet Union 
    • NEA deadline May 2021
  • A Level Maths
    • Mock 1 (December 2020)
    • 4 Mini-Assessments on Pure Maths
    • 1 Full-Paper Assessment on Applied Maths 
    • End of Unit Assessments
  • A Level Music
    • Performance
    • Composition
    • Written test Aera of studies A
    • Written test Musical Theatre C
    • Full mock exam (December 2020)
  • A Level Physics
    • 4 X mini module assessment, 1 hr
    • 3 X QQE assessment
  • A Level Politics
    • December Mock exam (Unit 2: USA and comparative politics) 9 mark essays (AO1/AO2)
    • December Mock exam (Unit 2: USA and comparative politics) 25 mark essays (AO1-AO3)
    • EOY May Exam (Unit 1: UK Politics) 9 mark essays (AO1/AO2)
    • EOY May Exam (Unit 1: UK Politics) 25 mark essays (A01-AO3)
    • EOY May Exam II (Unit 3: Political Ideologies) 9 mark essays (A01/A02)
    • EOY May Exam II (Unit 3: Political Ideologies) 25 mark essays (A01-A03).
  • A Level Psychology

    Dec 2020

    Mock Exam

     

    26 April

    Forensics assessments

    30 mins

     

    30/04 period 5

    (To be completed in MGR lesson)

    10 May

    Research Methods 1 hour

    13/05 period 1/ 2

    (To be completed in KPA lesson)

    17 May

    Biopsychology Assessment

    30 mins

    20/05 period 1

    (To be completed in KPA lesson)

    24 May

    Schizophrenia Assessment

     30 mins

    26/05 period 1

    (To be completed in MGR lesson)

  • A Level Sociology

    Dec 2020

    Mock Exam

     

    26 April

    Assessment 1: Methods question

    30 mins

    29/04 P 5& 6

    10 May

    A2: Crime and Deviance

    1 hour and 15 mins

    13/05 P 5& 6

    24 May

    Theory and Methods

    45 mins

    25/05 p5 & 6

     

  • BTEC Health & Social Care
    • Unit 1 - Human Lifespan Development - External assessment
    • Unit 2 - Health and Social Care Services - External assessment
    • Unit 5 - Meeting Individual Care and Support Needs - Learning aims A+B of coursework
    • Unit 14 - Physiological disorders and their care - coursework - Externally assessed
  • BTEC Level 3 Sport
    • Unit 1 - external exam banked grade on Edexcel online. For those requiring a resit they will have evidence of 2 mock papers (do you need to know which mock papers?)
    • Unit 2 - 1 x full mock paper 1 x half mock paper
    • Unit 3 - coursework (internally assessment & SV'd by external moderator)
    • Unit 7 - Coursework (internally assessment & moderated)
  • BTEC Level 3 Science
    • Unit 1 - External exam banked grade on Edexcel online. For those requiring a resit they evidence from mock papers and resits in school,
    • Unit 2 - Coursework - Internally assessed and SV'd by external moderator
    • Unit 3 - External exam banked grade on Edexcel online. For those requiring a resit they evidence from mock papers and resits in school,
    • Unit 12 - Taught, but assessed only for students who need additional evidence 

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