ASCL Northern Ireland responds to decision to cancel exams

06/01/2021
Robert Wilson, Regional Officer of the Association of School and College Leaders (ASCL) Northern Ireland, comments on the decision to cancel GCSE, A-level and AS exams in Northern Ireland this year.
 
Commenting on the decision to cancel GCSE, A-level and AS exams in Northern Ireland this year, Robert Wilson, Regional Officer of the Association of School and College Leaders (ASCL) Northern Ireland, said:
 
“It has become apparent that, as the public health situation has changed and we have entered another period of remote learning, further disruption to exams and assessment was inevitable.
 
“ASCL will work with the Department of Education and CCEA to inform thinking as to the best way forward. It is essential that there is public confidence in the system which replaces exams, and that we all pull together to achieve that end.
 
“In the middle of all of this are young people. They need grades which reflect their efforts fairly and consistently, and which enable them to progress to the next stage in their lives.”