Dear Parents and Pupils
I do hope that you, your families and the whole Prestatyn community are doing well during these unprecedented times. I would like to pay tribute to the whole community in your efforts to follow the guidelines on staying at home during the recent firebreak and observing the social distancing rules. Years 7 and 8, who attended school last week, were fantastic and it was pleasing to see so many Yrs. 9-13 engage with their teachers online.
Historically exams have been the fairest way to differentiate attainment and award achievement, however it has been clear for some time that due to the number of schools that have had to send entire year groups home, it would be unfair to hold end of year examinations. Today the Education Minister, Kirsty Williams, announced there would be no end of year exams for GCSE, AS and A level qualifications in 2021.
In her press release she has outlined how externally set and marked teacher assessments will form the basis for centre assessment grades.
Please read the letter from Kirsty Williams Minister for Education - 2020-11-10 - letter to schools and colleges Summer 2021
The Welsh Government will be finalising their plans in December and schools will be given further guidance in the spring term.
Once Welsh Government expectations becomes clearer we will keep you updated via letters and the school website on any new information we receive off the Government, WJEC and Qualifications Wales.
Neil Foley - B.Sc. MA.