Year 10 learners, who were due to sit exams that would have led to a GCSE this summer, will be issued a grade in the same way as those in Year 11. This applies to English Literature for Year 10 students at Pentrehafod and those year 10 students studying Health and Social Care.
The grade will be based on evidence including teacher assessments during the academic year to date.
Those who were due to sit units that will lead to GCSE results next summer (2021) will not receive a unit result. Instead, those learners will have a choice:
- sit only the units they plan to take in summer 2021, with their GCSE grade based on that performance only;
- or sit the Year 10 units in summer 2021, along with the Year 11 units. They will be awarded the best grade from either route.
Kirsty Williams, the Welsh Minister for Education, said: “In these unprecedented times, it’s vital we provide as much certainty to young people as we can, especially those who were due to sit important exams this summer. This has not been an easy decision, but I’m confident these measures for Years 10 and 12 are the best way forward and will provide clarity for those students who were anxious about how their hard work would be recognised. “Since the decision to close schools and cancel this summer’s exams, we have worked as quickly as possible to develop the detailed information students need.”