Pearson and OxfordAQA cancel summer exams

An update to our previous news story about the IB and Cambridge Assessment cancelling their 2020 summer exams, so too have Pearson and OxfordAQA.

Pearson have stated "We have today made the difficult decision not to hold any General Qualification exams in May and June 2020 globally. This applies to iPrimary, iLower Secondary, International GCSE and International A Levels, as well as our UK GCSE and A level qualifications. We remain committed to ensuring that all students internationally receive a result and a grade, and we will award grades to international students using the same principles as for the UK GCSE and A level qualifications."

Oxford AQA have stated "We believe the best way to ensure all students have the same opportunity to receive a fair assessment is to offer everyone the same option - so we are cancelling the May/June international GCSE and A-level exam series and offering all students a calculated grade. This will help ensure that the school community remains safe and well, while enabling students to progress to the next stage of their education. The detailed process for calculating grades is being developed and we will let you know what information and evidence we will need as soon as we can. Students will receive a graded certificate and universities around the world are indicating that they will recognise the qualifications issued this year in the same way as usual."

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