Private entrants to GCSEs and A-levels face second year of delays

Home education advocates call for urgent action to ensure independent students do not miss out on acquiring qualifications

Home education advocates have called on the government to act fast to ensure that private entrants to GCSEs, AS-levels and A-levels do not face a second year of delays to obtaining crucial qualifications after summer exams were cancelled again.

Home educators were dismayed last week when the education secretary, Gavin Williamson, announced that exams would be replaced by a “teacher assessed system”. Such assessments are unavailable to most privately entered students.

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