GCSE and A-Level exams grades may be based on teacher predictions and performance over the last 12 months

UK Students whose GCSE and A-Level exams have been scrapped due to the health crisis will be given final grades based on teacher predictions and their performance over the last 12 months.

This mean mock results and coursework from the last year will be taken into account, with emergency exams in the autumn if they appeal.

Leora Cruddas, Chief executive of the Confederation of School Trusts, which represents UK academies, has shared a leaked email to teachers about Covid-19 enforced arrangements for schools after they tomorrow’s closure.

Her email revealed “there will be no primary assessment. GCSEs and A-levels will be awarded on the basis of moderated assessment with the exam boards and Ofqual. Of course this is not ideal”.

She said there appears to be “no better option”, and for students who she feel that they could have done better than their predicted grade, “there will be a mini-session of exams in the autumn”.

Parents are worried about how they will look after their children for the next six months and hold down their jobs, after Education Secretary Gavin Williamson warned children will be at home ‘for a considerable amount of time’ when asked if the academic year is over until the Autumn when all the schools close their gates.

Williamson has said there will be no SATs, GCSE or A-Level exams this year but said they will be graded without revealing how.

He confirmed formal guidance on exams and grading will be issued on Friday.

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