Petitions debate: Exams during Covid-19

MPs from across the House of Commons will debate two petitions relating to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on GCSE and A-level exams.   The debate will be led by Petitions Committee member Tonia Antoniazzi MP, and a Minister from the Department for Education will respond on behalf of the Government.   This debate has been scheduled in response to the following petitions, which between them have received over 295,000 signatures in total:   Review the decision to use previous data to calculate exam grades: https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/306773 Reduce curriculum content for Year 10 and 12 students who will sit exams in 2021: https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/320772   The debate will last 90 minutes, and will take place in Westminster Hall – the House of Commons second Chamber.   What are petitions debates? Petitions debates are ‘general’ debates which allow MPs from all parties to discuss the important issues raised by one or more petitions, and put their concerns to Government Ministers.