GCSE, AS and A level exams will not go ahead as planned in 2021.
What schools, colleges and students need to know about taking GCSEs, AS and A levels and other qualifications in summer 2021.
On 12 October 2020, the Secretary of State for Education announced that all exams across England will go ahead in the summer of 2021. This was reconfirmed on 3 December. The government is clear that exams are the fairest and most accurate way to measure attainment.
The government has engaged widely with the sector over the last 6 weeks in considering the range of scenarios which might affect students’ ability to sit exams. Plans have been developed with Ofqual and the awarding organisations at a national, local and individual student level to address any potential disruption.