Marshalled List of Amendments

18 August 2020

Committee Business

Item 2: Order Paper 37/17-22 – Tuesday 18 August 2020

Motion: AS and A Level Grading Crisis

Proposed:

That this Assembly is deeply concerned that the modelling used to calculate grades for AS and A levels has awarded incorrect results for students across Northern Ireland; and calls on the Minister of Education to award students the highest of their AS, teacher-predicted or CCEA grades for A levels, AS levels and GCSEs due to exceptional Covid-19 circumstances.

[Mr Daniel McCrossan]

[Mr Chris Lyttle]

[Mr Robbie Butler]

[Ms Karen Mullan]

                            

The Speaker has selected the following Amendment for debate:

 Amendment 1

 Leave out all after ‘Northern Ireland’ and insert:

 

“; welcomes the Minister of Education’s decision to reverse the unfair model used for awarding grades to ensure students now receive the higher of their teacher-predicted or CCEA grades for A levels, AS levels and GCSEs due to exceptional Covid-19 circumstances; recognises the immense stress, anxiety and disruption this has caused many students; further recognises the resultant implications for local colleges and universities; and calls on the Minister to work urgently with Executive colleagues to provide clarity and guidance to students and educational institutions.”

[Mr Daniel McCrossan]

[Mr Justin McNulty]

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