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Advice From The Department for Education concerning coronavirus and exams

Advice From The Department for Education concerning coronavirus and exams

Dear Parents and Carers

The Department for Education has issued one of its routine alerts about coronavirus.  The focus of this alert is exams, and the message is very simple “continue to prepare for exams and other assessments as normal”.  The full message is set out below.

Exam preparation and Ofqual advice

We recognise that students, parents, schools and colleges will be concerned about the possible impact of coronavirus on the 2020 summer exam series. Ofqual’s advice at this time is to continue to prepare for exams and other assessments as normal.

Ofqual continues to work closely with exam boards, other regulators and the Department for Education to plan for a range of scenarios, as the public would expect. Our overriding priorities are fairness to students this summer and keeping disruption to a minimum.

It is still many weeks until exams start and we will issue updated advice if necessary, giving schools and colleges as much notice as possible.

The latest updates from Ofqual can be found here:

·         https://www.gov.uk/government/news/updated-statement-on-coronavirus