Consultation on exceptional arrangements for assessment and grading in 2020

News - 27 April 2020

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has led to a range of exams and assessments in vocational and technical qualifications being cancelled as the result of schools, colleges and training providers closing.

The Government have set out their proposals for awarding other general, vocational and technical qualifications in Summer 2020 and are now consulting on what they have outlined.

In their consultation, they are seeking views on a number of features of the exceptional arrangements for awarding vocational and technical qualifications in 2020. This consultation will run for 2 weeks from 24 April 2020 to 8 May 2020. Go to to have your say.

Consultation on exceptional arrangements for exam grading and assessment in 2020

Aspects of the arrangements by which students will receive results for GCSEs, AS, A levels, Extended Project Qualifications and the Advanced Extension Award this summer have already been set out by the government. However, there are implementation decisions they must make, including the changes to the regulatory framework. They propose which of the rules they plan temporarily to set aside or change.

In light of the speed with which the arrangements must be finalised if students are to receive their results in good time, this consultation will close at 23:45 on Wednesday 29 April 2020. nasen encourages everyone with an interest to read the proposals and respond! Go to: