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Coronavirus – How will it affect the Exams
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Coronavirus – How will it affect the Exams

UPDATE 20th March 2020

The exam regulator, Ofqual, and exam boards will work with teachers to provide GCSE and A-Level grades to students whose exams have been cancelled this summer, following the Governments actions to slow the spread of coronavirus.

Ofqual will develop and set out a process that will provide a calculated grade to each student which reflects their performance as fairly as possible, and will work with the exam boards to ensure this is consistently applied for all students. The exam boards will be asking teachers, who know their students well, to submit their judgement about the grade that they believe the student would have received if exams had gone ahead.

 If students do not believe the correct process has been followed in their case they will be able to appeal on that basis. In addition, if they do not feel their calculated grade reflects their performance, they will have the opportunity to sit an exam at the earliest reasonable opportunity, once schools are open again. Students will also have the option to sit their exams in summer 2021.

The full statement can be found here https://www.gov.uk/government/news/further-details-on-exams-and-grades-announced

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On the 18th March 2020 it was announced that A-Level and GCSE exams would not take place in May and June 2020 as originally planned due to the on-going effects of the COVID-19 Coronavirus.

How results will be allocated has yet to be confirmed, but rest assured we will keep you updated as more information becomes available.

This is an unprecedented situation and we know that many students will be very concerned that two years of work may go unrewarded. Revision World remains committed to helping students whatever their background achieve their goals.

 

You can find out more information here:

Ofqual the exam regular in England https://www.gov.uk/government/news/coronavirus-a-further-statement

AQA exam board https://www.aqa.org.uk/coronavirus-updates

Edexcel exam board https://www.pearson.com/uk/educators/schools/update-for-schools.html

OCR exam board https://www.ocr.org.uk/news/coronavirus-advice/

Eduqas exam board https://www.eduqas.co.uk/about-us/latest-news/coronavirus-centre-guidance

 

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