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Give students the option to take exams or receive assessed grades for 2020/21

Submitted by Hafsah Maryam Hussain on Tuesday 10th November 2020

Published on Tuesday 17th November 2020

Current status: Open

Open until: Monday 17th May 2021

Current Signatures: 115
(count is updated approximately hourly)

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A-level exams ~ Classroom ~ GCSE ~ Government ~ It ~ level ~ Summer 2021 ~ The Government ~ UK ~ Wales

Petition Action

Give students the option to take exams or receive assessed grades for 2020/21

Petition Details

The Government should allow private candidates and current students the option to take exams in Summer 2021, if they choose to do so.

Additional Information

Meanwhile, others who opt out should be given fairly assessed grades based off classroom results, teacher predictions etc. Such results must also be standardised.

Recently, Wales announced that the Summer 2021 GCSE, AS and A-Level exams will be scrapped. This decision has been made in light of the pandemic and the effects it's had on this year's cohort of students. There is speculation that the rest of the UK will follow suit.

However, such decisions do not take into account private candidates who planned on re-sitting exams nor students whose efforts may not, for various reasons, be as fairly represented by predicted grades being awarded.


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