Nadhim Zahawi: A-Level and GCSE exams to go ahead as normal despite disruption

A-level and GCSE exams will go ahead as normal this year according to Secretary of State for education Nadhim Zahawi. Speaking to the commons last Wednesday afternoon, he added that exam markers will take into account the significant disruption pupils have faced over the past two years when grading papers. Zahawi did however acknowledge that ministers were drawing up contingency plans for rising rates of school staff absences but that arrangements for summer exams are going “full steam ahead”.