After a long summer – the day finally came today for college and sixth form students to find out their A-Level results.
And next week school leavers will also find out their fate when GCSE grades are released.
The 2020 results will determine each students’ next step – whether that be university, an apprenticeship or employment.
But it’s not been an easy journey due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on education.
Schools and colleges were forced to close when lockdown began in the UK back in March with only schools allowed to open to key worker and vulnerable children.
It was soon announced that the summer exams, for both GCSE and A level pupils, would be cancelled.
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Instead of the usual exams, students’ grades were instead based on predicted outcomes.
However, in a swift change the day before results are due to be given, the Education Secretary announced that both GCSE and A level students in England will be able to use grades in mock exams to progress to university and college courses and employment.
There is an opportunity for students to still sit exams in the autumn exam series, however, only students who had entered for the summer exams and students who the exam board believes had intended to enter for those exams can enter in the autumn series.
The autumn exam series for AS and A Levels is expected to take place between October 5 and October 23.
But we would like to know what you think about this year’s A level and GCSE results. Have students had a fair deal with grades this summer? Have you been affected by schools being locked down and exams cancelled this year?
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Also let us know if you have confidence in the process for grading students this year?
And tell us about your own experience – as a parent or student.