Students across the Channel Islands will not sit GCSE, AS and A-Level exams this summer. In a statement this afternoon (6 January) UK Education Secretary Gavin Williamson said instead, the results will be based on teacher assessments.
It comes after the UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, announced on Monday (4 January) that it would not be "possible or fair" for A-Level and GCSE exams to happen this summer.
It has been announced, this lunchtime, that GCSEs, A-levels and AS-level exams will not go ahead in England this summer and that teacher assessments will replace these examinations. These decisions taken by Ofqual and the UK Government regarding exams and qualifications also apply to students in Jersey.
All we can say at this stage is that in any situation where formal examinations are not possible, using the professional skills and expertise of our educationalists will always be welcomed. Staff in schools and the College of Further Education know best how students have performed and demonstrated last year that assessment can be used successfully, if necessary.
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