Birmingham news A-Level and GCSE students can sit exams if unhappy with coursework grade MetiNews.Com
MetiNews.Com - Ofqual, the government body that oversees educational qualifications, confirmed the move in a statement on the government's website today
Breaking News ! Students across the country will be able to sit their A Level and GCSE exams - if they are unhappy with the grade awarded to their coursework. Ofqual, the government body that oversees educational qualifications, confirmed the move in a statement on the government's website today. On June 30, the body announced: "Exam boards must make exams available in all GCSE, AS and A level subjects in the additional autumn series and we are therefore varying our normal rules that allow exams only to be held in May and June. "Exam boards must base results on students' performance in exams alone and not on any non-exam assessment, with the exception of art and design qualifications." Read More Related Articles Sign up to BirminghamLive's free politics newsletter for daily headlines direct to your inbox Read More Related Articles BirminghamLive newsletter: Daily news direct to your email inbox The statement continues: "Exam boards must issue replacement certificates for the summer results if students request this. "The exam boards must adopt the normal arrangements for reviews of marking and appeals." It's been suggested that AS and A-level exams will take place in October, and GCSE exams in November.
Students could face further disruption to their exams
Education Secretary Gavin Williamson said parents in England could be fined if they do not send their children back to school in September. Gavin Williamson said a return to school will be "compulsory" and families may face financial penalties if they keep their children at home unless there is a "good reason" for the absence.
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Mr Williamson said: "Each week the number of children returning to school has increased. "Last week, 1.5 million pupils were back with their friends and teachers at schools and colleges, more than double the number at the beginning of the month. "As we approach the summer holidays, I want to see as many children and young people as possible return to classrooms, and would encourage families to take up the opportunity of a school place if they are able to, ahead of a full return for all pupils in September."
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