Russell Group response to Ofqual’s approach to grading exams and assessments in 2022

30 September 2021

In response to confirmation of Ofqual’s approach to grading exams and assessments in summer 2022, Dr Hollie Chandler, Head of Policy (Higher Education) at the Russell Group, said:

"It is fair that as we emerge from the pandemic, 2022 will be a transition year for exams and assessments, given the disruption students have faced to their studies. The confirmation of details for A level exams in a timely fashion as well as a consultation on contingencies provides helpful certainty for universities as they plan their offer making and admissions decisions.

"Russell Group universities are very conscious that Covid-19 has disrupted the studies of many students making the transition to higher education. We recently launched Jumpstart University with The Open University to provide free resources – open to students enrolling at any institution – to help them prepare for and settle into their studies at university."