2021 GCSE and A-level exams could be delayed says Mr Williamson?

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Your thoughts? (I apologise if there's already a thread on this)
https://www.birminghammail.co.uk/new...d-18468162.amp

Makes me wonder why they couldn't have delayed and shortened this year's exams rather than cancelling them but oh well.
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I'm year 11 currently, so this probably won't affect me (will it affect AS exams?)..

But I do wonder how they're planning on having enough time to mark exams so they're in line with uni starting and other countries like Scotland and Wales if exams are done later..
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as a year 12, having exams next year, its totally mad to delay them. we wont have alot of time even sorting uni stuff out, finance and loans. on top of that, not all studrnts studied over lockdown. a report came out that 1 in 5 students studied, this could mean most topics will have to either be covered from start to finish or just not covered. delaying them to july, is a piss take. in my opinion
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as a year 12, having exams next year, its totally mad to delay them. we wont have alot of time even sorting uni stuff out, finance and loans. on top of that, not all studrnts studied over lockdown. a report came out that 1 in 5 students studied, this could mean most topics will have to either be covered from start to finish or just not covered. delaying them to july, is a piss take. in my opinion
But surely it gives more time for that 80% (especially those living in England or Scotland) to go over "missed" content?
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But surely it gives more time for that 80% (especially those living in England or Scotland) to go over "missed" content?
maybe, but why cant they just shorten the exams, or remove at least one exam paper. would that not be easier?
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maybe, but why cant they just shorten the exams, or remove at least one exam paper. would that not be easier?
Different schools teach content in different orders and if you live in Wales or N.I that would mean removing 1 entire module/unit!(But tbh I wish I could sit my exams in Wales or N.I). If they remove content they need to tell schools ASAP and exams sat in England need to be prioritised first.
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maybe, but why cant they just shorten the exams, or remove at least one exam paper. would that not be easier?
But I agree if you live in England (whereby you are tested on several modules in a single paper/exams) there's no need make students sit 3 Maths papers, 4 English papers etc. Tbh I not bothered if there are no changes to next year's exams as long as they are not cancelled.
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maybe, but why cant they just shorten the exams, or remove at least one exam paper. would that not be easier?
I don’t think they will do that as there is the added hassle of some people complaining that one chapter is more important than another.

E.G. If they removed electricity from the Physics A-Level content I would be more than happy but there is always someone who has a problem.

I wouldn’t mind exams being pushed back to September to be fair. Not because I haven’t been revising, but my teachers have been absolutely useless in lockdown and if it was up to me I would have them sacked.

OK that’s my rant done. Goodnight everyone
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