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Extra Measures to Support Students Ahead of Next Summer’s Exams

Students sitting exams and other assessments next year will benefit from a package of exceptional measures to improve fairness and prevent disruption. These measures affecting both primary and secondary phase statutory pupil assessments were announced by the DfE/Education Secretary Gavin Williamson last week.

The BBC leads on the “extra measures to ‘boost fairness and support students’ to be used for next summer's GCSE and A-level exams in England. 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.”