‘O’ Level, ‘A’ Level exams in October-November
Published: 11:42 AM, 24 September 2020 Updated: 01:15 PM, 24 September 2020
The British Council announced that Ordinary (O) and Advanced (A) Level examinations will be held in October and November.
"Following approval from Bangladesh's Ministry of Education, International GCSE, IGCSE, Ordinary (O) and Advanced (A) Level examinations for October-November 2020 session will be held as per schedule," according to a statement issued by British Council Bangladesh.
The Council acknowledged the challenges faced by students, parents, and teachers during the COVID-19 pandemic, and extended their heartfelt gratitude to them for their patience and understanding.
"We sincerely appreciate the support and cooperation of the Government of Bangladesh (Ministry of Education) in helping carry out the upcoming October-November 2020 exams series," the release said.
The British Council said they are pleased to be able to provide students across Bangladesh with a choice to take their exams from the next month, especially after the global cancellation of the May-June 2020 exams.
They said they have around 5,200 students in Bangladesh who registered with them in July-August 2020 to sit for their exams in the October-November 2020 series.
In the upcoming exams, UK exam boards will base results on students’ performance in the exams alone and not on any non-exam assessment, with the exception of art and design qualifications.
Meanwhile, some students sought to cancel the upcoming O and A-level examinations. They demanded to give grade points through class assessment. At a press conference arranged at Crime Reporters' Association of Bangladesh (CRAB) in the capital on Wednesday, the students made the call.