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Coronavirus (COVID-19): cancellation of GCSEs, AS and A levels in 2020

This guidance aims to answer common questions in relation to the cancellation of GCSEs, AS and A levels due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in 2020.

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This guidance provides answers to common questions asked in relation to the cancellation of GCSEs, AS and A levels due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

From Friday 20 March, all educational settings are closed to everyone except the children of critical workers and vulnerable children, which means exams have been cancelled.

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Published 20 March 2020
Last updated 3 April 2020 + show all updates
  1. Updated 'Coronavirus (COVID-19): cancellation of GCSEs, AS and A levels in 2020' to reflect new guidance from Ofqual.

  2. First published.