Following the Government’s announcement regarding exams for 2021, and having received formal confirmation from the exam boards, I can confirm all January exams have now been cancelled.
The exams boards have stated there may be an opportunity to take the exams at a future date.
If this is not possible due to arrangements still to be announced for this summer, they will work with the Department for Education (DfE) and exam regulator the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual) to make sure students are treated fairly in any approach to awarding qualifications this year.
Ofqual and the DfE will work together to find a way to grade students. As soon as we have more information about this, we will share it with you.
It is vital that, while we are in this period of lockdown, students continue to engage fully in the online learning programme to ensure they acquire the knowledge and skills they need and are best prepared for assessments in whatever form they take.
We appreciate how difficult this uncertainty is for students. We will continue to regularly update you with information as we receive it and continue to support students.
Over the next few weeks, we will contact Year 11 students to further discuss destinations and courses for next year. The sixth form team will continue to support Year 13 students with UCAS and apprenticeship applications.
Sarah Pashley, Principal