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School exams will not go ahead in NI

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GCSE and A-Level exams in Northern Ireland will not go ahead this summer due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Education Minister Peter Weir said that ‘Pupils will still get receive fair, equitable results that reflect their hard work’.

CCEA along with other awarding organisations, will develop a ‘robust process for awarding grades’.

In a press conference, this afternoon the Education Minister said that the system that would be used to award grades would be “a combination of prior achievements, internal assessments, predicted grades, analysis and modelling of existing data trends to provide the necessary assurance about the robustness, accuracy and fairness of the grades awarded”.

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