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Universities Wales response to exam announcement

Responding to today’s announcement that there will be no end of year GCSE, AS-Level or A-Level exams in 2021, Professor Julie Lydon, Chair of Universities Wales, said:

“We welcome this timely decision. This will mean universities are well placed to adapt their admissions processes to take into account the proposed changes to examinations next summer.

“Universities are used to working with a wide range of qualifications and arrangements, and considering individual circumstances, when making offers for entry. We look forward to working with Welsh Government, colleagues and regulators in the implementation of changes to assessment and what these changes mean for admissions.

“Students have shown incredible resilience during these difficult times and these new arrangements will help to maximise learning opportunities for students, allowing them the time to cover the syllabus in as meaningful way as possible.

“What’s most important is that those students who wish to enter higher education are able and supported to do so.”