06 January 2016

Exams to be taken earlier in the day to fit around Ramadan, exam boards say

GCSE and A-level exams could be rejigged this summer to take into account the impact of Ramadan, when Muslims fast during daylight hours, the exam boards have said.

Tests could be taken earlier in the day, when Muslim students are the least hungry, or even before the start of the exams season, before the holy month begins in early June - or set at a time to lessen the effect on Muslim students.

The news followed comments from the children's commissioner Anne Longfield, who said talks were being held around "delaying the exam timetable" to lessen the impact on taking tests for Muslim students. [The Telegraph] Read more