BBC NEWS STORY December 2020
Extra measures to “boost fairness and support students” will be used for next summer’s GCSE and A-level exams in England, ministers have announced.
More generous grading, advance notice of exam topics and additional papers are promised by the Department for Education to make up for the disruption faced by students during the pandemic.
Those who cannot sit exams due to self-isolation rules will still get a grade.
Heads said it was “a reasonable package” of measures for the situation.
The DfE says it has had “extensive engagement” with exams watchdog Ofqual, exam boards and senior leaders across the education sector.