Michael Gove declares GCSEs and A-Levels are CANCELLED following coronavirus surge in UK

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The former Education Secretary told the BBC’s Today Programme that the UK Government will be putting in place alternative measures to GCSE and A-Level exams. Michael Gove admitted that these measures will effect his own children who were due to sit the examinations this year. 

Mr Gove was asked if GCSE and A-Level exams are cancelled by the BBC’s Nick Robinson.

The Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster replied: “Yes.”

He continued: “My own daughter is due to sit A-levels this year, my son due to sit GCSEs – I know how hard students across the country between Years 11 and 13 have been working.

“We will be putting in place alternative arrangements in order to make sure that the hard work that students have put in to acquire knowledge and develop their skills is appropriately assessed, recognised and awarded.”

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The Conservative MP added: “One of the things about assessment is that it necessarily involves those students doing particular tasks which teachers will assess. Whether or not they are moderated in a particular fashion by particular awarding bodies or others is a delicate process.”

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