To give Year Ten and Year Twelve Students time to catch up next year’s GCSEs and A Levels exams could be pushed back by two months.
Gavin Williamson, the Education Secretary (pictured below) today reported to the House of Commons that he would be consulting with Ofqual about how these important exams could be moved back from May 2021 to July 2021. While this year’s GCSEs and A Levels have been cancelled, this is the first hint of potential changes to next year’s series of exams.
During Education questions this afternoon (22.06.2020), Mr Williamson was asked by Tory MP Alec Shelbrooke about his ‘extra teaching time ready for the exam season’ next year. Mr Williamson replied: ‘We will be consulting with Ofqual about how we can move those exams back, giving children extra time in order to be able to learn and really flourish and do incredibly well.’
The Education Secretary confirmed a consultation has been launched into whether these important exams could be moved from May 2021 to July 2021, thus giving two months for extra teaching, learning and revision.