P-06-1237 Look at using Teacher Assessed Grades for learners unable to sit November GCSE exams as a result of a positive COVID test. Ensure fairer arrangements are in place for the May exams.

Awaiting first consideration


This petition was submitted by Leanne Grabham, having collected a total of 126 signatures.


Text of Petition:                  

My son in Year 11 had fully prepared to sit his GCSE Numeracy exams on 2nd and 4th of November. On October 31st he did a Lateral flow test as advised by the Welsh Government. This was positive, followed by a positive PCR test. This meant he could not sit his exams despite being fully prepared by the school for them at this time. He should not be - and neither should others who have Covid - be disadvantaged by the pandemic. They have had to work so hard to get to this point.


Additional Information:

E-mails from exam board and Welsh Government not being supportive at all.


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Senedd Constituency and Region

  • Ogmore
  • South Wales West


Further information

Business type: Petition

Reason considered: Senedd Business;

Status: For consideration

First published: 07/01/2022