Seaham High School: 2020 Exams Statement
On Wednesday 18th March, the Prime Minister announced an unprecedented school closure and the cancellation of exams in May and June. In the ongoing climate of uncertainty this decision was welcomed by school leaders.
At this time we have not been given any specific guidance on how qualifications will be accredited for our current year eleven students. In a speech in the House of Commons on Wednesday, the Education Secretary stated that results would be fair and representative of student progress to date.
As a school we will await further guidance from Ofqual and the awarding bodies before making any changes to our provision for year eleven. We will continue to require all students to engage in the home learning resources that will be shared in the coming days. A further statement will follow once we receive updated guidance.
We would like to take this opportunity to reassure students that we will do all we can to ensure that nobody is disadvantaged when it comes to accreditations. As a school we hold a large amount of achievement data on students, however, more importantly than this we know our students. We know what they are capable of achieving, how hard they work and how difficult this time will be for many of them. We will therefore do all that we can to ensure that every student achieves the grades that reflect what they are capable of achieving and what they deserve.