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NAHT(NI) proposals for the awarding of GCSE and A Level Grades 2021

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In light of the concerns expressed by NAHT(NI) in response to the minister for education’s announcement with regard to GCSEs and A levels, the NAHT(NI) Post Primary Committee has put together a proposal document. We are seeking a formal meeting with the minister to discuss this document.

We remain highly concerned that the minister has prioritised the examinations system over the needs and well-being of our students. We would like to reassure members that we are doing all we can to urge the minister to deliver a fair system that addresses the needs of all pupils.  Given the current climate, it is vital that mitigations and contingency plans are provided and schools, pupils and parents are reassured that the exam fiasco of 2020 will not be repeated. This proposal document aims to provide a clear and adaptable plan which would enable this, no matter what the coming months bring.

We would very much welcome any feedback on our proposals prior to our meeting.  Please forward any comments or concerns you wish to raise to nahtni@naht.org.uk.

First published 21 October 2020