Following the Prime Minister’s statement yesterday evening (4 January) and in light of a national lockdown (more information can be found at the address in link 1, below), DfE has confirmed vocational assessments scheduled to take place in January will go ahead as planned. The guidance published (please follow link 2, below) has been updated and now reads:
Going to school, college and university
– Colleges, primary (reception onwards) and secondary schools will remain open for vulnerable children and the children of critical workers. All other children will learn remotely until February half term.
– In the circumstances, we do not think it is possible for all exams in the summer to go ahead as planned. We will accordingly be working with Ofqual to consult rapidly to put in place alternative arrangements that will allow students to progress fairly.
– Public exams and vocational assessments scheduled to take place in January will go ahead as planned.