The government has announced a package of measures to address the loss of learning and teaching this year, and the contingency plans for summer 2021 exams.
We wanted to share these new measures with you. They include:
The new measures complement the existing changes for next summer which include:
There will also be adaptations to vocational and technical qualifications to make sure there’s parity with general qualifications.
The government has also announced that test and exam results won’t be included in performance tables this year. They’ll be replaced by attendance information, student destinations and the subjects taken at key stage 4 and 5.
We’re sure you’ll want to know the specific details relating to these new measures, so we’ll be in touch in the new year to confirm those.
Of course, it’s very difficult for assessments to take account of how Covid has affected different students in different ways. So we’re pleased that the government has announced the creation of an expert group to look at this and monitor the variation in the impact of the pandemic on students across the country.