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UK: Education Minister Suggests GCSE & A-Level Students May Be Asked To Sit External Exams To Help With Assessments, Following Cancellation Of Traditional Examinations.

: 13/01/2021 - 12:38

The UK's Education Minister has suggested GCSE and A-level students in England may be asked to sit externally-set papers, to help teachers with their assessments.

It follows the cancellation of the examinations due to Covid-19 restrictions.

In a letter to the exams regulator in the UK, Gavin Williamson has also confirmed an algorithm will not be used to set students' grades; this follows thousands of students unhappy with last year's results, as they were downgraded.

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