P-05-1157 Allow schools to assess students how they see fit, including the use of open-book assessments



This petition was submitted by Ibrahim Sheikh, having collected a total of 2,312 signatures.


Text of Petition:                     

Recently, WJEC announced that my college will have to assess us using in-class assessments under exam conditions. This announcement was made 6 school weeks before teachers have to submit our grades, meaning we will only have a very small amount of time to prepare for exams. This is not fair to students who have been told conflicting information regarding how we will be graded all year. How schools assess students should be up to them, as they have all been affected differently by the pandemic.



A student taking an exam




This petition was considered completed by the Petitions Committee at its meeting on 16/07/2021.

As the timeframe noted in the petition has lapsed the Committee agreed to close the petition and thank the petitioner.

Full details of the consideration of this petition by the Committee and related documents can be seen on the Meetings tab above.

It was first considered by the Petitions Committee on 16/07/2021.



Senedd Constituency and Region

  • Cardiff Central
  • South Wales Central


Further information



Business type: Petition

Reason considered: Senedd Business;

Status: For consideration

First published: 28/07/2021