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5. Exams

Ofqual has published details about how GCSEs, AS and A levels will be awarded this summer with guidance for teachers, students, parents and carers:

For summer 2020 awards, schools and colleges will provide centre assessment grades for their students.

Individual schools and colleges will be in touch with parents and guardians about the next steps and their individual websites are a good source of information at this time.


The Department for Education has set up a coronavirus helpline for teachers, parents and young people:

  • Phone 0800 046 8687 (8am to 6pm, Monday to Friday).

Careers service

Positive Steps have a team of career advisers on hand every weekday (9 am - 4:30pm) to offer information, advice and guidance on careers, exams, college and education, finance, housing and employment: