Consultation outcome

Consultation on an additional GCSE, AS and A level exam series in autumn 2020

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Decisions on an additional exam series in autumn 2020

Detail of outcome

The Board decided to implement the majority of the proposals we set out in the consultation document. In summary, these decisions mean that:

  • exam boards must make exams available in all GCSE, AS and A level subjects in the additional autumn series and we are therefore varying our normal rules that allow exams only to be held in May and June

  • exam boards must base results on students’ performance in exams alone and not on any non-exam assessment, with the exception of art and design qualifications

  • exam boards must issue replacement certificates for the summer results if students request this

  • the exam boards must adopt the normal arrangements for reviews of marking and appeals

Feedback received

Detail of feedback received

We received 3,481 responses to the online consultation that used the standard response form. In addition, we received 4 responses which were submitted by email.

Original consultation

Summary

Proposals for an additional exam series in autumn 2020 in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

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Consultation description

We are consulting on proposed arrangements for an additional GCSE, AS and A level exam series to take place in autumn 2020. The exceptional exam series was announced by the government when it cancelled the summer 2020 exam series as part of its response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. We also set out our proposed arrangements for Extended Project Qualifications and the Advanced Extension Award.

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Consultation on an additional GCSE, AS and A level exam series in autumn 2020

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Published 22 May 2020
Last updated 30 June 2020 + show all updates
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