Rejected petition Allow Year 12 and Year 10 students to have extra credit for their exams.
Mr. Williamson announced that exams will go on as usual next year, however, for the students that will be returning back an sitting exams after missing many months of teacher-led studies, it will be much more difficult.
Some students will have acted as carers for their parents or siblings who are vulnerable in the current climate. Other students will have had to self isolate for weeks or months before the lockdown and schools shutting. The government should allow students to get extra credit for their exams due to all of these conditions. It is unfair for students to be expected to achieve their target grades with the current climate interrupting their studies.
This petition was rejected
Why was this petition rejected?
It’s about something that the UK Government or Parliament is not responsible for.
Decisions about exams are a matter for exam boards and individual schools, and are not a matter for the UK Government or Parliament. Ofqual has launched a consultation on 2021 exams and assessments, which you can read about here: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/ofqual-launches-consultation-on-2021-exams-and-assessments
We have published the following petitions, which you might like to sign:
Reduce curriculum content for year 10 & 12 students who will sit exams in 2021: https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/320772
Work with regulators and exam providers to clarify exam arrangements for 2021: https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/312570
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