Coronavirus and exams

Tuesday 5 Jan 2021

Following the announcement that it won’t be possible for exams to go ahead as normal this summer, the Education Secretary has confirmed that GCSE, AS and A-level exams won’t go ahead and will be replaced by a form of teacher-assessed grades, with training and support provided to ensure these are awarded fairly and consistently.

The full details will need to be decided in consultation with Ofqual, the exam boards and teaching representatives. We know that you’ll want to hear what this means for you, and we promise that we’ll keep you updated as soon as we know more.

As always, we want to make sure that students who are studying for AQA qualifications will receive grades they deserve. We’ll be working closely with government and regulators to make this happen.

If you have any entries with us for January exams, the Department for Education has said that schools and colleges can continue with these exams where they judge it right to do so.

Last updated This news story was updated 16:10, Wednesday 6 January 2021