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Commenting on the publication of GCSE results in England and Wales, Dr Patrick Roach, General Secretary of the NASUWT-The Teachers’ Union, said:
 
“Congratulations to all the young people receiving their GCSE results. This cohort of students has been through nearly 18 months of huge disruption and uncertainty and they deserve to be able to celebrate today.
 
“Teachers too have faced huge challenges in drawing up centre assessed grades, not least due to the delays and failure of ministers to put in place timely contingency plans, despite the chaos which ensued over grading last summer.
 
“It is therefore of real concern that the Government has not yet confirmed any mitigations to ensure that next year’s exam cohort will be assessed fairly and not disadvantaged.
 
“It is already clear that, regardless of the trajectory of the pandemic in the coming months, mitigations for the class of 2022 will be needed to address the disruption pupils have experienced.
 
“Young people and their teachers urgently need the detail of what measures are to be adopted for next year, along with what contingency plans will be in place in the event that exams cannot go ahead as planned, so that they have the best possible opportunity to plan, prepare and achieve their best.

“In developing all their proposals, ministers will need to ensure that the unacceptable and avoidable workload pressures teachers and school and college leaders have experienced in the last academic year are not repeated.”

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