GCSE and A level results will be softly marked next year – and students will be told about exam topics.
Ministers have announced that the exams will return in 2022 after the end of the cove.
The ministers said they would go ahead with the exams, but would make it easier for them to recognize the major disruption to children’s education caused by the epidemic.
Students taking exams in England will be notified in advance of what the paperwork will be.
They will be rated more leniently than before the epidemic.
Students will be given a choice of topics in some subjects, additional information about them and formula sheets in mathematics to help them.
If the quotient suddenly increases and the exams cannot proceed, the teachers will grade again.
The ministers said they would also start tackling grade inflation where they were before the epidemic and keeping the boundaries halfway between record-breaking this summer.
About half (45%) of all A level grades this summer were As or A *.
Education Secretary Nadeem Zahawi said: “We have put justice at the heart of our vision and listened to students, teachers and parents.
“The steps we are taking will help reduce the impact of the major setback that this group of young people has faced.
“We are committed to enforcing strict standards fairly, and the exams are the best way to assess students, which is why they will be held next year.”
Robert Halfen, a Tory MP and chairman of the Education Select Committee, said: “It’s a good idea to put 2019 halfway through.
Eliminating grade hyper-inflation should be a priority in GCSE / A level examination results.
“They need to review all children during the exam years, especially children from disadvantaged backgrounds, to find out how much they have learned there.”