Boris Johnson has cancelled A Level and GCSE exams as he closes all primary and secondary schools under England’s third national lockdown. The Prime Minister yesterday evening plunged the country into a national lockdown even more brutal than last March in a desperate bid to keep the mutant coronavirus strain at bay while vaccines are rolled out. Just a day after he urged parents to send their children back, the PM declared that schools will be shut from tomorrow until at least February half-term, with only the vulnerable and offspring of key workers allowed to go in. Mr Johnson also said ‘alternative arrangements’ will have to be made for this summer’s exams as it will not be ’possible or fair’ for them to go ahead as normal. The Government’s official website reads: ‘In the circumstances, we do not think it is possible for all exams in the summer to go ahead as planned. ‘We will accordingly be working with Ofqual to consult rapidly to put in place alternative arrangements that will allow students to progress fairly. ‘Public exams and vocational assessments scheduled to take place in January will go ahead as planned.’ Boris Johnson is widely expected to announce that schools across… Read full this story
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