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.



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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This petition was considered completed by the Petitions Committee at its meeting on 24/01/2022.


The Committee noted the impact on individual young people, and the difficulty for parents and teachers trying to support young people. However, considering the Welsh Government decision and plans for future exams there is no further action the Committee can take, it therefore 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 24/01/2022.



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