Exams update for young people in Sheffield: 14th January 2021
Because of the pandemic GCSE and A Level / AS Level exams will not take place this summer. You will still get final grades, but they will be based on your teachers’ assessments. The government has announced a consultation which means they will be talking to school and college heads, teachers, students and parents about how to do this and how to make sure everyone is treated fairly.
The government is also consulting about vocational and technical qualifications. It might be still possible to take some of your assessments safely, e.g.,online – your school or college will let you know about this. If you have already completed some assessments, then the results should still count towards your final grades.
The consultation is expected to take about two weeks.
What should you do in the meantime?
Keep up with your studies. You are still going to be given grades so the work you complete over the coming weeks could make a difference.
Let your teachers know if you have any difficulties.
If you’re in Year 11, carry on with any Sheffield Progress applications as the deadline is still currently 31st January. (Your school may want you to submit your application before then.)
If you’re applying for higher education, the deadline for UCAS has been extended until the end of January.
We’ll update this information as soon as we hear anything new so keep checking in!
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