Exams 2021: parents, have your say on the new plans

02/12/20

Parents in England may have heard that the government has announced fresh plans for the format GCSE and A-level examinations will take next year. This includes adjustments that will be made to make exams as fair as possible for students in light of the disruption to education and learning caused by the pandemic.

It’s time to give your views. If you have a child in secondary school, please spare a couple of minutes to answer questions so we can gather parent opinion.

Exams 2021: your chance to have a voice - tell us what you think

We know that the arrangements for exams is a subject of great interest to parents. There was overwhelming interest in the parent focus groups announced by the exams regulator Ofqual, and the subject features as a cause of parental anxiety in our coronavirus surveys. Building on this, we will use the results to present the Department for Education with parent voice on their new measures for public exams in 2021.

Take the poll

About the poll

There are only a few questions and your responses remain anonymous. Multiple responses will be discounted.

Who can take the poll?

We would like any parent of a secondary school-aged child to give us their views.

Please note that the survey is only relevant for parents in England. 

Public exams have been cancelled in Wales, and some in Scotland, while the devolved administration in Northern Ireland says that they will go ahead, but with arrangements yet to be confirmed.

More information

Please refer to the Department for Education’s press release and Exams 2021 Q&A.

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