Summer has started early for some students due to exams being cancelled, but not everyone is celebrating.

Jane Parn, is an English teacher at a mixed comprehensive school in Leicester,  she explains  that students will be given a grade by their class teacher.

Results will be based on an accumulation of mock exams, class work, internal classroom tests and coursework etc.

“I THINK IT’S STRIPPED ME OF GETTING THE PARTICULAR GRADES I NEED”

ALEX FORBES, A-LEVEL STUDENT

With exams no longer contributing to a student’s final result, many are stressing over the grade they will receive, and are having to accept that they can’t make the improvements they had planned to complete throughout the year.

Alex Forbes is an A-Level student at St.Martin’s School in Brentwood, Essex. He needs A*AA in order to get into his first choice university, and is now concerned that he won’t be awarded those grades.

Image from West Bridgford Wire: University of Nottingham

Alex was planning on attending the University of Nottingham to study Astrophysics. He says; ” I feel this new method of awarding results has stripped me of getting the particular grades I need.”

“I AM NOW ABLE TO PLAY ON MY XBOX AND WALK THE DOG WITH MY DAD”
THOMAS LAMB, GCSE STUDENT

Other students feel it’s not all bad. They feel like a weight has been taken off their shoulders and that they will benefit from the changes that have been made.

Thomas Lamb, pictured playing Xbox

Thomas Lamb, is also studying for GSCEs at St.Martins School at Brentwood in Essex, he’s  not worried, as he worked hard for his mocks. He sums up the changes to grading results  as giving him more leisure time. He says; “This means I am now able to play on my Xbox and walk the dog with my Dad.”