Coronavirus could see GCSEs and A-levels postponed to September if schools close

Daily Star is reporting that Brits schoolkids could be left with their future’s in limbo as stressful school exams are pushed back to autumn amid the coronavirus outbreak.

Pupils could be forced to sit GCSEs and A-levels as soon as they get back from summer holidays to avoid them coinciding with the peak of the virus.

Schools are facing a “very difficult situation and a very challenging scenario for school leaders,” said a statement from two teacher’s unions.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson stopped short of announcing school closures – telling a press briefing that although the measures will remain “under review”, it is “much better” they currently stay open.

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