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Following the Minister of Education’s announcement, on 6 January 2021, that all GCSE, AS and A2 exams due to take place in January, February, May and June will be cancelled, we are working to update our Summer 2021 area as soon as possible. In the meantime, should you have any queries, please email CCEA Helpline [email protected].

CCEA welcomes the Education Minister's announcement on the alternative awarding arrangements for summer 2021

Published: 02/02/2021, 11:55am

The Education Minister has set out today how the alternative awarding arrangements for summer 2021 CCEA qualifications will operate.

Deloitte review of CCEA's alternative awarding arrangements in 2020

Published: 21/01/2021, 1:25pm

The Department of Education has today published an independent report on the review of the alternative awarding of CCEA’s 2020 summer GCSE, AS and A level examinations. The review, which was carried out by Deloitte over a six-week period in the autumn, analysed CCEA’s awarding methodology including design, implementation, management and communication of the arrangements.

Ofqual consultation on GCSE, AS, A level and vocational qualifications for summer 2021

Published: 15/01/2021, 5:00pm

Today Ofqual has published two consultations on its proposals for summer 2021 awarding in England in response to the cancellation of GCSE and A level examinations this year.

CCEA statement on the cancellation of 2021 examinations

Published: 06/01/2021, 2:35pm

Following today’s decision by Minister of Education, Peter Weir MLA, all GCSE, AS and A2 exams due to take place in January, February, May and June will be cancelled.

CCEA resources to help support the curriculum and assessment in 2021

Published: 31/12/2020, 12:00pm

These resources may be useful for schools, teachers, parents and pupils, following the announcement of remote learning.

Further adaptations to be introduced for CCEA Occupational Studies with submission date extended

Published: 21/12/2020, 3:15pm

Today, the Education Minister has agreed that further adaptations should be made for CCEA’s Occupational Studies qualifications in light of the ongoing challenges posed by the health pandemic.

CCEA responds to the Education Minister’s announcement on summer 2021 examinations

Published: 15/12/2020, 1:10pm

Today CCEA received instructions from the Department of Education, outlining the Minister’s decisions in relation to further modifications to the delivery of GCSE, AS and A-Level examinations.

CCEA responds to Department for Education and Ofqual announcement on assessment adaptations for general, vocational and technical qualifications

Published: 04/12/2020, 12:00pm

CCEA acknowledges the announcement by the UK Department for Education (DfE) in England on 3 December 2020, in regard to general, vocational and technical qualifications.

Adaptations to CCEA Vocationally related Qualifications for January and Summer 2021

Published: 26/11/2020, 1:45pm

The Department of Education has approved a range of alternative adaptations, proposed by CCEA, for Vocationally Related Qualifications (VRQs) in January and Summer 2021.

Public Health Guidance to Support Public Examinations

Published: 20/11/2020, 1:00pm

The Department of Education (DE) released guidance to schools, colleges and exam centres on 19 November 2020, detailing the arrangements that need to be implemented when delivering public examinations within the current public health context.

Summer 2021 Adaptations for Entry Level & Occupational Studies Qualifications

Published: 20/11/2020, 10:30am

The Department of Education has approved a range of alternative adaptations, proposed by CCEA, for Entry Level and Occupational Studies Qualifications in Summer 2021.

Summer 2021 Adaptions for the five GCSE Subjects Outstanding

Published: 09/11/2020, 2:30pm

The Department of Education has approved a range of alternative adaptations, proposed by CCEA, to the following five GCSE subjects: Food and Nutrition, Government and Politics, Health and Social Care, Religious Studies and Statistics.

November 2020 Examinations Series Delayed by 2 weeks

Published: 19/10/2020, 4:30pm

The November 2020 examinations series was scheduled to take place from Wednesday 11 November to Friday 13 November 2020.

CCEA Statement following the Education Minister’s announcement on 2020/21 Examinations

Published: 09/10/2020, 4:00pm

Today CCEA received instructions from the Department of Education, outlining the Minister’s decisions in relation to the delivery of GCSE, AS and A Level qualifications for the academic year 2020/21. CCEA will now implement the arrangements required to ensure that learners in Northern Ireland have the opportunity to achieve their GCSE, AS and A Level qualifications.

CCEA Launches Consultation on Proposed Changes to CCEA Entry Level, Vocationally Related and Occupational Studies Qualifications for January and Summer 2021

Published: 23/09/2020, 12:00pm

CCEA has today announced a public consultation about the proposed changes to CCEA Entry Level, Vocationally Related and Occupational Studies qualifications due to be assessed in January and Summer 2021. The proposals are in response to the Covid-19 pandemic and its impact on learners across Northern Ireland.