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Assessments: Coronavirus

Question for Department for Education

UIN 97041, tabled on 29 September 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to ensure that schools have clear guidance on exams in summer 2021 before students have to submit applications to UCAS.

Answered on

7 October 2020

The Government is working hard to minimise the impact of COVID-19 and the disruption it has caused to young people’s education, including those who will be taking exams and applying to university next year.

The Department is working closely with Ofqual, the exam boards, regulators in the devolved administrations, and groups representing schools, colleges and higher education to consider the best approach to ensure that students taking exams next summer receive the qualifications they deserve and that next year’s exam series proceeds fairly and efficiently and commands public confidence.

My right hon. Friend, the Secretary of State for Education, has set out that a further announcement on 2021 exams will be made in October.