Cancelled exams

This year’s summer exams, A levels, GCSEs and others, and all primary assessments have been cancelled. On Friday 3rd April 2020 Ofqual set out how grades would be awarded.

Schools and colleges are being asked to provide centre assessment grades for their students. These should be based on the grades that would most likely have been achieved if they had sat their exams, and should take into account the full range of available evidence.

Deadline for submitting grades

Exam boards will be contacting schools, colleges and other exam centres after Easter asking them to submit by a deadline that will be no earlier than 29th May 2020:

  • a centre assessment grade for every student in each of their subjects. Judgements should balance a series of evidence including classwork and other exam results and assignments
  • rank order of students within each grade for each subject
  • a declaration from the head of the centre making the submission

Students will also have the opportunity to sit exams at the earliest reasonable opportunity in the new academic year. Further information on this will be provided.

Further information

Read how grades will be awarded and guidance for teachers, students, parents and carers on GOV.UK.