ASCL agrees that is sensible to approach non-exam assessment in 2022 in a similar way to the confirmed approach for 2021. We therefore agree with all of the proposals in the consultation.
Ofqual is right to identify that schools and colleges need early reassurance on these issues to plan ahead. We therefore urge a quick response to this consultation.
This raises the wider question of what adaptations and contingency plans should be made to exam assessments, particularly in light of the continued impact of the pandemic, variations in learning, and school closures. We would welcome a full consultation on this as soon as possible, drawing on the early work of the expert group convened by the Secretary of State in autumn 2020.
Full response to consultation