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Northern Ireland exams body to consider pupils’ mock test results in appeals

Weir hails CCEA move as providing reassurance for parents

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Education Minister Peter Weir

Education Minister Peter Weir

Education Minister Peter Weir

Northern Ireland’s exams qualifications body will allow mock test results to be used in appeals by pupils disputing their results this year.

As exams were cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic, calculated grades are being used to give pupils their A-level and GCSE results.

But there has been huge criticism of the methods used, which include a school’s past performance as well as pupils’ individual assessment by teachers.