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Change GCSE and A-Level exams to ongoing assessment marking for students in 2022

Submitted on Monday 11th January 2021

Rejected on Tuesday 12th January 2021

Current status: Rejected

Rejection code: duplicate (see below for details)

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Change GCSE and A-Level exams to ongoing assessment marking for students in 2022

Petition Details

Changes must be made NOW to 2022 exams to ensure students in years 10 and 13 are treated fairly to receive their deserved grades. A disrupted start to studies, limited face-to-face teaching and mental stress is detrimental. Let's learn from the past 2 cohorts, stop exams now for ongoing assessment.

Additional Information

Previous cohorts taking exams during COVID have endured immense stress through exams cancellations and uncertainty over fair grades. Now is the time students sitting exams in 2022 are beginning to face similar struggles. It is unfair to expect students to sit exams as time is lost in years 10 and 12 missing valuable face-to-face teaching. It is unreasonable to adopt a 'catch-up attitude', adding to their mental burden. Use this experience to act now and change to fairer marking schemes

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This petition was rejected

The Government e-Petitions Team gave the following reason:

There's already a petition about this issue. We cannot accept a new petition when we already have one about a very similar issue.

You are more likely to get action on this issue if you sign and share a single petition.

You may wish to sign some of these petitions:

Cancel A-level and GCSE exams 2022: petition.parliament.uk/petitions/566760

Reduce content for 2022 A-level and GCSE exams: petition.parliament.uk/petitions/566803

Review 2022 exam arrangements for GCSEs and A-levels: petition.parliament.uk/petitions/566569

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