Petition for A levels and GCSE’s 2021 to go ahead

Petition for A levels and GCSE’s 2021 to go ahead

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Lauren Roe started this petition to Government and

It’s understandable that many students feel as though they are behind, or that they could not possibly take exams. This is why the Government has put in place many solutions to this. Whether that’s moving back exams, supplying a formula / fact sheet, reducing the number of exams and giving information about the content that we will be examined on.

For some students such as myself, if a teacher assessed grade was to be given in substitution to exams, I will not be able to attend the university that I’ve been offered a place for. This is because many problems can arise with teacher assessed grades. Problems such as: students having taken time off due to Covid / personal reasons, favouritism has to be considered, the fact that students always work harder towards exams rather than for homework and class assessments, but also that college’s and schools have to moderate pupils grades. This moderation can reduce the grades even further. An additional problem for A levels is that GCSE grades could be factored in and for most people, their GCSE grades are in no way a reflection on their A level ability. 

The main issue that needs to be taken into account would be: how are the teachers supposed to give an accurate and fair grade?  Most students have not attended school in person for half of the course, or sat exams in exam conditions at any point throughout the course. Surely there is no accurate way for the teachers to give a final grade? 

Exam’s are the only way to accurately say what a student should get fairly. For many students such as myself, these problems will negatively affect our end grades, our university offers, and our future. Therefore we need them to go ahead to ensure we give ourselves the best opportunities going forwards. 

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