Cancel 2021 exams !
Cancel 2021 exams !
My name is Hannah Gorman, I am a year 11 student about to sit my exams, after missing almost 8 months of my personal education due to self isolation and lockdown guidelines given to us by the government, it is safe to say that I am anxious, worried and to be honest I'm on the verge of giving up. I am sick and tired of not knowing what is going to happen with my future and it's even worse that it is not my fault. At the beginning of year 11, I was predicted 8s in my GCSE subjects, I know with hard work and perseverance it is possible that even with all of the classroom learning time I've missed, it will be possible that I achieve passable grades, however some students aren't as fortunate as myself. There is also a very high chance that the grades I will achieve will be nothing compared to the ones I have dedicated my entire life to obtaining so that I can attend the top colleges and universities.
I know this is the case for the majority of students, we all collectively feel that we are being let down by those who run our country, from students who achieve the best grades on paper to those who are struggling and hate school, even more so now due to the lack of proper education that all students require and frankly deserve in order to do well. By signing this petition, I hope that the government and Boris Johnson finally take into consideration how us students feel, and they listen to what we want, which is to cancel our exams and give us the grades that we actually deserve, which they had no issue with doing for the previous year 11's in the 2020 exams.
I'm not asking you to make exams easier, or give us an extra three weeks to prepare, I am asking for them to be cancelled and with the evidence we provide, we get the predicted grades that our teachers and the school board think we would've been capable of, if we were given the same equal opportunities as every student before us, who did not have to cope with this awful predicament that we are in now. The year 11's last year missed roughly 6 weeks of their revision time before their exams and when the cases were at (average) 7000, their exams were cancelled and they were given their predicted grades, why can't we be given ours ? The cases of COVID-19 are now at (average) 50,000 and each student has missed at least six vital months of their education, which is constantly increasing due to students having to self isolate to protect themselves and others. PLEASE SIGN THIS PETITION TO CANCEL 2021 EXAMS.