Hopefully future employers studying CV's or application forms will not spend much time looking at the year that whoever is applying for the job sat their A levels or GCSE.
Unfortunately because of the fiasco it could be that they will look unfavourably at the results for 2020 and 2021 because we face the same problem next year . a situation that if all the UK legislatures had used common sense could have been avoided without to much emphasis.
Welsh Education Minister Kirsty Williams announced there would be an independent review of decisions made since the cancellation of exams due to the Covid pandemic.
So it seems that Ms Willaims and her Labour boss Mark Drakeford were pushed into making the change by the decision by the English Education minister, which is disturbing for devolution even if it was the right thing to do.
“We have sought an approach which provides fairness and balances out differences in the standards applied to judgments in schools. Given decisions elsewhere, (my emphasis) the balance of fairness now lies with awarding centre assessment grades to students, despite the strengths of the system in Wales.
“For grades issued last week, I have decided that all awards in Wales will also be made on the basis of teacher assessment. For those young people for whom our system produced higher grades than those predicted by teachers, the higher grades will stand.
“Maintaining standards is not new for 2020 – it is a feature of awarding qualifications every year in Wales, and across the UK. However, it is clear that maintaining confidence in our qualifications whilst being fair to students requires this difficult decision.
“These have been exceptional circumstances, and in due course I will be making a further statement on an independent review of events following the cancellation of this year’s exams.
“Other awarding bodies across the UK are involved in determining the approach to vocational qualifications. This continues to be the case, but it is important that I give assurance to GCSE, AS and A-level student at the earliest opportunity.”