Rejected petition Cancel all GCSE, BTEC and A-level Exams for 2021 - Use teacher assessed grades to determine results.
Last year was one of the biggest obstacles we could ever face. It has affected all sorts of aspects of life especially my future; the future of students. We have missed too much as a result of this pandemic, don't starve us of the grades we rightfully deserve.
Online learning has proven difficult as not everyone has access to devices or even a stable internet connection.
We should not have to learn this way.
By these assessments going ahead you are putting so many of us at a disadvantage.
Not only is our future being jeopardised but, our mental health too. We have overcome so much this past year and have worked to the best of our abilities despite the circumstances, yet the odds have stacked against us.
We shouldn't miss out on opportunities due to events completely out of our control, missing out on things we might have achieved.
Online learning barely scratches the surface of the education we should be receiving. Why are we putting even more stress on our students and teachers?
This unfair. Covid is unfair. Don't take it out on us.
Why was this petition rejected?
There’s already a petition about this issue. We cannot accept a new petition when we already have one about a very similar issue, or if the Petitions Committee has considered one in the last year.
Other petitions calling for this are already collecting signatures:
Cancel externally set ‘assessments’ in 2021 for AS and A levels and only use teacher assessed grades https://petitions.senedd.wales/petitions/244606
Cancel external exam style assessments for GCSEs in 2021 and trust our teachers https://petitions.senedd.wales/petitions/244596
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