Despite covid-19, schoolchildren should still sit exams A ROUND THE world covid-19 has messed up children’s education. Even in countries where schools have stayed open, lessons and tests have been disrupted. […] The fact that big exams have proved so vulnerable to disruption has led to new questions about their usefulness. […] It is true that officials in England, where important exams were cancelled, would have found it easier to calculate which grades to hand out if their system had allowed pupils to acquire some marks in advance of their final tests. […] Exam boards may also have to boost the grades of pupils who have spent the most time out of the classroom.
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