Schools closed and exams cancelled in UK for second year running

According to BBC Schools in all parts of the UK have been closed to pupils, except for vulnerable children and those of key workers.

The UK government has confirmed that this years’s GCSEs and A-Levels in England are being cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic, for the second year running.

Scotland and Wales had already announced the cancellation of major schools examinations.

Some vocational exams in England including BTECs are still going ahead — although there’s growing pressure to cancel them too.

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