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GCSE and A-level exams will be offered in all subjects this autumn

Published on 01/07/20

Exams have been cancelled this year due to the Covid-19 crisis. The exam regulator, Ofqual, and exam boards are working with teachers to give grades to students. If students are unhappy with their results, they can choose to take their exams in the autumn. Ofqual have said that exam boards must make all GCSE, AS and A level subjects available during the autumn exam period.

Ofqual has now published the outcome of its consultation about the arrangements for these exams in autumn 2020. 

In summary, these decisions mean that:

  • 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

  • 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

Read the full document here.