Posted on Friday 1st Oct 2021
The government announced changes to GCSE and A-level exams next year to “maximise fairness” in light of disruption caused by the Covid pandemic.
Students in England are expected to sit formal exams again in 2022 after they were cancelled for two years in a row.
But these exams will contain a series of adaptations - including introducing topic choice and support materials in some exams.
The government said the plans for “plans recognise the disruption caused to this year group’s education as a result of the pandemic, while balancing the need to return to exams as the fairest possible form of assessment”.
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