Qualifications Wales monitors the impact of school closures

Tuesday 05 Jan 2021

Qualifications Wales continues to monitor the impact of the Welsh Government policy on the closure of schools on the proposed assessment model for Summer 2021 qualifications.

The Welsh Government announced (4 January 2021) that schools and colleges will not reopen until 18 January 2021 except for vulnerable children, children of critical workers and learners who need to complete essential exams or assessments. 

Qualifications Wales will be continually monitoring arrangements put in place for the assessment of qualifications in 2021 in the light of changing policy on the opening of schools and colleges.  

Philip Blaker, CEO of Qualifications Wales said, “We are working with the Government’s Design and Delivery Advisory Group on the assessment approach for Summer 2021 to make sure it is fair and considers the impact of the fast-moving nature of the pandemic. We will provide regular updates so learners and teachers are clear on the approach for assessments.”