CCEA statement on the cancellation of the summer examinations 2020
CCEA welcomes the clarity from the Minister of Education regarding school closures and cancellation of the summer examinations timetable.
We’d like to reassure learners, parents, teachers and school leaders that CCEA will continue to work urgently with the Department of Education and other stakeholders, to finalise a solution for examinations.
We fully appreciate the uncertainty that students and teachers are experiencing and recognise the need for clarity, as soon as possible.
CCEA has a range of tried and tested methods for awarding grades, which we will explore alongside other options with our counterparts across the UK.
We will prioritise final solutions for A-level examinations, then GCSE terminal examinations, the AS qualifications and finally modular GCSE. In parallel, we will work with other awarding organisations so our approaches are similar. We will also work with vocational qualification providers to ensure there are solutions for those qualifications.
In these unprecedented circumstances, we recognise that the decisions we have to take will be challenging. We can assure everyone that we will be guided by examination experts and will ensure that our solution is fair and reliable.
As further information becomes available we will update schools and colleges with the guidance via this website.