We have informed our schools and colleges in England and Northern Ireland that we have reduced qualification entry fees by 42% this summer, a discount that puts £17m back into our schools and colleges.
We understand that it’s been a year like no other for all of us in the education sector, and appreciate the continued patience and support from our centres as we finalised this year’s fees arrangements.
Entry fees cover a range of costs
As a charity, we would never seek to take advantage of the current circumstances and are committed to re-investing in continuously improving the support we provide to schools, colleges, and learners, as we do every year.
Our fees not only cover the costs associated with running and delivering summer exams; they’re also needed to fund the development of new qualifications. This includes a new suite of Vocational Awards due to be launched in the coming weeks.
We also provide a cycle of continuous support for centres delivering our Eduqas and WJEC qualifications – including direct access to subject specialists, centre support teams, free resources, and professional learning opportunities.
Supporting centres during this exceptional year
Following the cancellation of this summer’s exams, we have developed a range of new systems and processes to ensure learners receive a valid grade this summer.
We have also invested significantly in a new and extensive package of support to help schools and colleges assess their learners with confidence, including comprehensive training opportunities, assessment materials, exemplars, and detailed professional guidance. This includes:
- More than 1,600 adapted past papers and mark schemes
- Interactive training sessions – viewed more than 4,000 times
- More than 1,000 new FREE teaching and learning resources
Our teams remain on hand to provide continued support and guidance to our centres. In addition, if any centre would like any further advice on any aspect of grading for Summer 2021 please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.