Closed petition Give students who miss exams due to illness a right to Centre Assessed Grades

Where a student is unable to sit their exams because of illness, they should have the right to a Centre Assessed Grade, so that they do not miss out on getting a qualification. This is particularly important for GCSE and A Level students.

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There are arrangements for exam boards to make special arrangements for students affected by illness, injury, or other events outside of their control, but we do not think these go far enough.

During the pandemic Centre Assessed Grades were used to give students grades based on their previous work, so there is already an established process for granting grades where it is not possible for a student to sit exams.

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MPs debate centre assessed grades for young people with serious medical conditions

On Wednesday 10 May MPs debated centre assessed grades for young people with serious medical conditions.

This was a Westminster Hall debate, led by Caroline Ansell MP.

What are Westminster Hall debates?

Westminster Hall is the second Chamber of the House of Commons.

Westminster Hall debates give MPs an opportunity to raise local or national issues and receive a response from a government minister. Any MP can take part in a Westminster Hall debate.

Debates in Westminster Hall take place on ‘general debate' motions expressed in neutral terms. These motions are worded ‘That this House has considered [a specific matter]'.

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