Important information about exams for Year 11 and 13 Summer 2021
All GCSE, IGCSE, A Level, I A Level
and BTEC Level 1,2 3 examinations have now been cancelled in IOM
schools during the Summer Term 2021 and grades will instead be
determined by schools for students completing their courses in
Year 11 and 13. This is part of the national picture across the
United Kingdom, as well as many other countries around the world,
and is the result of the impact of the Covid-19 global pandemic
on education systems.
Different Examination Boards will
refer to these grades using different terms (Centre Determined
Grades, School Assessed Grades or Teacher Assessed Grades) but
the processes used to award grades will be similar to ensure that
grading is fair.
Schools, as Examination Centres, will
determine evidence-based grades under the rules specified by the
different Examination Boards they work with. Examination Boards
(as the Awarding Bodies) will check these grades once they have
been submitted by undertaking moderation processes across their
centres. Examination Boards will then award these moderated
grades to students during an early August results period.
If you are a student in Year 11 or
13, keep doing your best with the work that your teachers set
you, and please remember you are not the only one in this
position. Your subject teachers will be able to give you more
information about the pieces of work they will use to support
grading as more detail is released by Examination Boards over the
The links below may help answer some
questions about the system this year.
Once again this year is proving to be challenging and uncertain.
Staff right across the Isle of Man Education Service are working
hard to ensure that you will have a positive way forward. Right
now you need to start to put things in place and think about the
next possible steps towards YOUR future.
Everyone faces decisions at different times in their lives. There
are many options to help you to make the most of your future. For
some, career pathways are straightforward, for others not so
much. Career routes are different for each of us; follow the
pathway which you think will suit YOU best. You can start to take
control of shaping your future by thinking about all you have to
offer right now. Understanding and focusing on your skills, your
experiences, your knowledge and your qualities will help you to
understand what you're good at, what your strengths are and how
you can use your experiences in the future. This
link will help you to think about your own set of unique
abilities and characteristics that will bring you success in the
world of work in the future.
Future School Leavers
If you are a going to be a school leaver in 2021 and you are not
sure of what to do next these links will help you to think about
options at 16 and
options at 18. If you are thinking about going to sixth form,
find out more information directly from the schools; BHS ,
CRHS , QEII
, RGS and
SNHS .There are also a range
of different further and higher education courses offered at
If you would like to find a job after leaving school these
pages can help you to start thinking about how to go about
applying for jobs. If you are completing your record of
achievement before leaving education, this
document will help you think about all of your achievements
in preparation for the next phase of your life.
Explore all of your options freely at this stage. Planning and
keeping an open mind to different choices, creates opportunity
and increases success in reaching goals. Having a plan in place,
helps to put your thoughts in order. Rather than worry about
different scenarios you can consider different options and plan
carefully for different outcomes.
- be realistic about what you will achieve at school
- think about the other skills and experiences you have that
may help you take positive next steps
- base your decision on factors that are important to you
- think through other options as an alternative
- keep in mind, there may be more than one route to reach your
Try this National
Careers Week five minutes of
to help you
to think about your strengths and skills. If you would
like some help with your plans please contact one of the Careers
Team - Kerry email: firstname.lastname@example.org or Andy email:
Investigate, explore, keep an open mind.