GCSE and A-Levels 2022: What Gavin Williamson said about next year's exams

Gavin Williamson has announced plans for GCSE and A-Levels in 2022 after the pandemic.

Students were forced to stay home for a period of time at school this year after the school closed.

And now the Minister of Education has said that “adjustments and moderations” need to be carried out so that students in grades 10 and 12 do not have any problems.

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Addressing the Education Committee MPs, Mr Williamson said changes would be made to “ensure fairness and the right level of support”.

He added that in 2022 he would “much rather see children take exams”. He added: “We are very conscious that we cannot predict what will happen to us in the years to come.”

“We are considering what we need to do to ensure fairness and the right level of support for the students,” he told the committee.

“I very much expect that there will be adjustments and slowdowns because I think that the youngsters who are currently in their 10s will not immediately be able to return to the absolutely same state as they were in 2019.”

He also said he was “concerned” that schools are sending students home “too early”.

“I don’t want it to go on like this,” he said.

“On average, secondary schools are open as long as elementary schools, on average,” continued Williamson.

“But in the area after 16 years, the average time spent actually decreases.

“We are the only country in Europe where you see this difference and I think that actually raises some concerns and worries.”


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