Students in England sitting GSCEs and A-levels will be given extra support for next summer’s exams.
The government has previously announced that next summer’s exams will be delayed by three weeks to maximise the teaching period. On 3rd December 2020, further measures were introduced in recognition of unprecedented disruption to education caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The following extra measures will be implemented:
If you miss an assessment due to COVID-19 (illness/quarantine/self-isolation), the following contingency measures will be in place:
This is a welcoming move that gives students and parents a clearer idea of how different circumstances will be considered and arrangements will be made.
As seen above, you may end up in a situation where you may miss an exam but still be awarded a grade based on the past performance. This places even greater emphasis on the formative assessments and therefore, you should aim to perform well consistently throughout the year.
If you haven’t already done so, read our blog article on 8 A-levels Study Techniques You Need to Know.
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