2021 exam changes

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Consultation on autumn 2021 exam series

Published:Wednesday 17 Mar 2021

Ofqual is asking for views on how an autumn exam series for GCSEs, AS and A-levels should run this year, in a two-week consultation launched on 17 March.

The consultation will be open until 9 April 2021, and they’re keen to hear from students, teachers, exam boards and the wider education sector on their proposals, which include:

  • the autumn series being open to any student who entered or who had intended to enter to take exams this summer
  • holding AS and A-level exams in October and GCSE exams in November/early December
  • grades being determined by a student’s exam performance only
  • students being able to use the better of the summer or autumn grade
  • the use of the normal reviews of marking and appeal arrangements.

As usual, we’ll be looking at the consultation in detail and responding ourselves.

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