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The words of a BTec student after studying the exams would go on, although the GCSE and A levels planned for the summer are now canceled due to the coronavirus and a new lockdown in England

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Instead, there was only one tweet at almost 10 p.m. that said the exams would “continue as planned”

The professional exams in England will continue as planned in January Students taking exams should take as planned

The announcement means that now more than 100000 technical and professional exams to be conducted But the news came as a shock to many, including the organizations they run

After the Prime Minister airs, we are working urgently with the DFE and OFQUAL to understand if this announcement will affect the BTEC exams scheduled to start this week, as soon as we know more, update it Thank you for yours Patience

18-year-old Gisselle was due to take a three-hour auditing Wednesday morning.She is concerned about the lack of information – and the idea of ​​traveling to college during the lockdown.

“At the moment, my colleagues and I have no idea how it will go,” she tells Radio 1 Newsbeat

“I just know it’s supposed to be in a room with computers. Honestly, I don’t feel safe taking this exam right now, it’s crazy”

Experts recommend anyone completing an exam in lockdown to take the same precautions that they would take if they were not home

“Examination rooms are generally much less risky than going to a party or a busy supermarket,” says virologist Dr Naomi Forrester-Soto

She says the best you can do if you are worried is “wear a mask, wash your hands and stay two meters away from others”

But she also says that these barriers “do not completely remove the risk” and adds that it is safer to “stay at home”

Imagine that you are in a pandemic in a national lockdown and we are still forced to take an exam that does not provide us with transportation and that vulnerable families offer protection even when other exams have been canceled? What a joke #BTEC

The fact that BTEC exams are held in a NATIONAL LOCKDOWN this week, but A-level is okay to drop out and GCSE exams just show how unfair this system is, BTEC and varsity students deserve the same Support like all other students ?! @PearsonEdexcel @teachBTEC

“I just don’t know how Boris can say that all exams have been canceled, but BTecs are not included,” says Gisselle

“I have a feeling that people think it’s easier because it’s a BTec, the content is simpler, things are just easier – when in fact it isn’t”

While exams like GCSEs and high school graduation have been canceled in England’s new lockdown, professional exams like BTecs are still being held this month

The Association of Colleges has complained to the government that it is “unfair” for students on vocational courses to have the stress of preparing for exams during the pandemic while those taking GCSEs and high school diplomas have other options to decide on grades

They also warn that if they don’t have enough staff to oversee it, it may not be realistic to hold exams

This will add to the annoyance that insufficient attention is paid to these exams – when they are taken by approximately one million people with allegations of academic snobbery each year

Although best known as qualifications for professional qualifications, about a quarter of these BTec students go to university and can use them in their applications

Pearson, the company that operates BTecs, expects them to carry on as usual

Gisselle is concerned that her learning suffered from the first two national bans, and now all she wants is “clarity”

Above all, she wants all exams to be canceled because “safety is the most important thing”

“I’m speechless because the virus has done so much damage that I just think everything has to be canceled and just let this lockdown happen

“How do you know a student won’t pick up the virus on their way to the exam?”

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