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Stormont Education Minister Peter Weir (Liam McBurney/PA)

Stormont Education Minister Peter Weir (Liam McBurney/PA)

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Stormont Education Minister Peter Weir (Liam McBurney/PA)

The Education Minister has said there is still a window of opportunity for the Welsh exams board WJEC to make moves that would allow him to reinstate its qualifications in Northern Ireland schools.

Peter Weir said the decision to stop offering WJEC qualifications here was taken after the board unilaterally cancelled exams without consulting other UK nations about how it would then award grades.

Pupils in Northern Ireland currently take 16 AS or A-level qualifications through WJEC in a range of subjects, and will do so until the end of the 2021/22 academic year.


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