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What families need to know about cancelled exams, grades and 'results day'

Published on 16/04/20

Read our Q&A for information about A level and GCSE exams being cancelled, how students will receive grades and 'results day'.

Are exams cancelled?

Yes. GCSE and A level exams are cancelled, as are all primary assessments. 

Will my child get qualifications?

The exam regulator, Ofqual, and exam boards will work with teachers to provide grades to students whose exams have been cancelled.

University representatives have confirmed that they expect universities to be flexible and do all they can to support students and ensure they can progress to higher education.

The aim is to ensure affected students can move on as planned to the next stage of their lives, including going into employment, starting university, college or sixth form courses, or an apprenticeship in the autumn.

The government have said students will be awarded a grade which fairly reflects the work that they have put in. 

Read the government's full statement.

When will my child get their results/qualifications?

It's been confirmed that GCSE and A level students will still receive their results as planned this summer - A level results will be published on 13 August and GCSEs on 20 August.