So no A Level exams in May and June. I was due to sit these annual examinations in a few months’ time. After nearly two years’ preparation, and hours of focused study my feelings are certainly mixed. What will happen in September as I aspire to go to University? Like so many other students in Year 13, I have already written and forwarded to UCAS my Personal Statement, ensured that my predicted grades are up to the necessary level, and been through a rigorous interview process at my first choice University. I have thereby been given a conditional offer, which means that I have to achieve high grades in my A Levels to secure my place. But what happens next? With no examination, will my predicted grades, my mock examinations and my teacher assessed work be taken into account by the University so that I may start in September, 2020? Hopefully so.
But, meanwhile, tomorrow will be my last day at High School. After seven years, no farewell celebration, certainly no festivities. Many students who have been revising diligently to raise their grades will never have the opportunity to have their hard work tested. They may have had disappointing previous results, but are now on the road to excelling in their learning. How will this be translated into meaningful grades? How will the assessment of teachers be moderated among schools and colleges to ensure a fair playing field for all students?
My journey will continue to be shared on Lytham St Anne’s News.