Summer 2021 Exams News
The Prime Minister announced last night, 4th January 2021, that Summer 2021 Exams will not be going ahead in their normal format. He said:
“We recognise that this means it’s not possible or fair for all exams to go ahead this summer as normal.
“The education secretary will work with Ofqual to put in place alternative arrangements.”
At this stage we are not sure what those alternative arrangements are.
However, rest assured that the Tutors & Exams Team were up until the small hours contacting the relevant people and arranging meetings to discuss the impact that the announcement will have on Private Candidates and Distance Learners across the world.
The result of Summer 2021 Exams being adapted much earlier in the year gives us the opportunity to prepare for what is to come. We will be actively engaged with the regulator and Awarding Bodies to ensure that learners outside of mainstream education are not left behind.
We would ask you to be patient during this uncertain time. We fully empathise with your situation and we ask you to understand it from our side too. We will digest information from the DfE, Ofqual and Awarding Bodies and pass that on to you to explain how the changes affect you directly. In the meantime, PLEASE continue with your learning!
The Summer 2020 Exam cancellations put Private Candidates into the spotlight for the DfE and Awarding Bodies and we worked with them all to ensure a fair and accurate process was available to you. We were the world’s first exam centre to gain approval to offer displaced private candidates the opportunity to achieve a grade. We will continue to work hard to ensure you are not left behind.
If you are working with one of our Partners, we are already discussing with them the current situation and will be in regular contact to ensure they have all the information they need to hand.
If you do need to contact us, please do it via email as we are mostly working remotely. Contact Us
Please be kind, stay safe and follow the Government’s guidelines.
More information from Ofqual and the DfE can be found on their websites: