Our overwhelming priority is to support students and teachers during this time of uncertainty. Young people in schools across the UK have put in huge amounts of work to get to this point and we want to ensure they achieve the grades they deserve to move to the next stage.
We continue to work around the clock with the Department for Education, Ofqual and the other exam boards to understand the detail of how this will work and will share information as soon as we have it.
We welcome the principles being used for the assessment and believe they will deliver fair outcomes. It’s important that teachers are involved in the process, that a wide range of evidence is used and that there will be a clear appeals process. Students that prefer to sit a paper later in the year will also have the opportunity to do so.
We want to reassure you that, even though learning for the majority can’t continue in the classroom or in person, we are continuing to work hard to ensure you have the resources and tools you need to deliver lessons online, and to support your students’ learning from home, whether directly or through your parent community. We are continuing to develop additional support and resources and will make them available to you as soon as they are ready.
These are unprecedented times, so please bear with us. We are grateful for your patience and please rest assured that we will continue to post regular updates to this page as soon as we have more to share with you.
My thoughts and best wishes are with all of you.
Senior Vice President, Schools