Closed petition Do not delay A-level Exams

It has recently been suggested that next years exams should be pushed back to allow for “extra learning time”, however as a student body, many feel that this is not the correct way to address the time lost as a result of COVID-19.

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The majority of students have been working hard over lockdown, in an attempt to catch up for lost time. Instead of delaying exams, we suggest removing content, allowing students to specifically focus on specific areas of their education and allow them to achieve the best grade possible. As a cohort, we are already competing against 2020’s overinflated grades for university places and delaying exams would only deter students who feel that their summer will now be taken from them too.

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Share your views on how GCSE, AS and A level grades should be awarded in summer 2021

Ofqual and the Department for Education have launched a consultation on how GCSE, AS and A level grades should be awarded in summer 2021. They'd like to hear from students who were due to take their exams, their parents and carers, their teachers, school and college leaders and others who have an interest, including further and higher education providers, and employers.

The consultation outlines proposals for grades based on teacher assessment, and asks for views on these, including how teachers should be supported to make their assessments fairly and consistently.

You can find out more about the consultation and contribute here: https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/consultation-on-how-gcse-as-and-a-level-grades-should-be-awarded-in-summer-2021

The consultation closes at 11:45pm on 29 January 2021.