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【英國】Government make announcement on GCSE and A-level results release date

GCSE and A-level exams were cancelled due to the coronavirus outbreak

Exam results dates remain the same(Image: PA)

The Government has confirmed the date that GCSE and A-level results will be released.

Students will still receive their grades on the pre-planned results days in August despite the cancellation of summer exams due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The Department for Education (DfE) said A-level pupils will get their results on August 13 and GCSE students will be given their grades on August 20.

School Standards Minister Nick Gibb said: "I am pleased to confirm that GCSE and A-level students will still receive their exam results as planned this summer, on Thursday August 20 and Thursday August 13 respectively.

"I want to thank all those who are helping to make this happen despite the challenges we are facing. We know that this is an important milestone for students, parents and teachers and so I hope this news will provide them with some reassurance and clarity."

Exams were cancelled due to coronavirus pandemic(Image: PA)

The DfE announced last month that teachers will be asked to submit judgements on the grades their students were likely to receive to exam boards.

They will be asked to consider mock examination results as well as performance in non-exam assessments.

It says that guidance on how to do judge students 'fairly and robustly' will also be issued to teachers.

The exam boards will then look at other relevant data, including prior attainment, and produce a calculated grade for each student.

Students will have the opportunity to sit exams at the earliest opportunity in the new academic year, as well as in summer 2021.

If they choose to do this, both grades will stand.

On Wednesday, Ofqual launched its two-week consultation on its plans for awarding grades to GCSE and A-level students amid the pandemic.


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