A-Levels and GCSEs have official been cancelled. This means students will be given predicted grades by their teachers by the end of July. Students who are not happy with this grade will be able to sit an exam “early in the next academic year”.
Teachers will take into account “a range of evidence and data” including performance on mock exams and non-exam assessment for the predicted grades.
The exam boards will then combine this information with other data such as prior attainment, and use this information to produce a calculated grade for each student.
Universities say they will be “flexible” and do all they can to support students and ensure they can progress to higher education.
Exams are officially cancelled and they’re using predicted grades.
This may be great news for some students, but terrible news for others. If you’re in the category of students that have not been performing well during school and was relying on their final exams, do not despair as there will be an opportunity for you to sit an exam early in the next academic year
Do you think this is the best/fairest way to deal with the situation at hand? Do you trust your teachers/school in giving you the correct predicted grades? Let us know your opinions.
Dear Year 9’s and 10’s.
You’re going to have a lot of free time. However, really and truly you need to stay on the progression towards your GCSE’s and if you take this as free time, when school starts again you will find yourself extremely behind. Do not make the biggest mistake of your life by wasting this time. Continue with your studies as you would have. Make a timetable for studies for the mean time, however we at ExamQA are planning to make a free learning scheme for you guys very soon.
Dear Year 11’s.
Of course those which have good predicted grades, all is good since you get the grades you wanted without having to do the feared exams. Just focus on year 12 and A-Levels.
Those who didn’t get the grades they wanted – don’t worry. You can still sit the exam later in the year which will give you a longer time to revise.
We, at ExamQA, are planning to arrange a free learning scheme for all Year 11’s that are going to study Maths, Chemistry or Biology for A-Levels or that want to carry on studying triple/combined Science, Maths and English for GCSEs just in case.
Dear Year 12’s.
You will be the most unaffected since there are no official exams anyway, and the grades at the end of the year would’ve been predicted grades for you which can be changed during the beginning of Year 13.
Don’t make the mistake of relaxing – studies should resume as normal. We’ll also provide a free learning schedule for you guys as soon as possible.
Dear Year 13’s.
Since you will get your predicted grades, it may seem like you will obtain your firm choice as they gave you the offer originally, however Universities tend to give out more offers than they can accept, which is why they reject lots of people on results day. Because of this reason, please pay close attention to UCAS information and your UCAS application. There is still a bit of a grey-area here.
Despite the uncertainty, we know that many students will still want to revise, just in case they want to take the later exams. Our school will launch a free learning schedule for these students in the upcoming week.
Dear University Students.
If your university has been uploading lectures and coursework online throughout the year, they will most likely have an online examinations for some modules, however modules that are hard to examine online will most likely be rescheduled in the summer.
Since different universities have different structures for exams, its hard to provide a blanket statement of what will happen – however we advise you to check your university emails daily.
If you’re year 9, 10, 11 or 12 – we encourage you to keep a look out for our ExamQA School. It will guide you through these next few months of uncertainty.