Williamson: ‘Shortened’ GCSEs in autumn a possibility

The Tes reports …

Gavin Williamson has said that students could sit “shortened” papers in the autumn in order to have the opportunity to “get the grade they truly believe is what they can achieve”.

Responding to questions from MPs on the Commons Education Select Committee, in a session held online this morning, he said that he felt the “best form of assessment is an exam” and that this was why the Department for Education was working closely with Ofqual to create an autumn exam series.

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