Since the announcement by the British Government that most summer exams would be cancelled, the DESC has been in regular contact with Cambridge International regarding the future of IGCSE and I A-levels, which many Manx students sit.
As reported by Gef earlier today Cambridge International has indicated that they are still committed to running exams this summer.
However a DESC spokesman said: ‘They have said they are open to further feedback from head teachers on the Isle of Man. The DESC has contacted all our head teachers regarding their views on the possible sitting of physical exams for some subjects this summer.
‘All arrangements are subject to change, especially given the deteriorating healthcare situation in the UK, but the education service remains committed that none of our students are placed at disadvantage by the way their grades will be assessed this summer.’
Tonight Education Minister Dr Allinson tweeted: ‘I am sorry that this week has seen a lot of uncertainty about the future for summer exams. DESC is working with head teachers to ensure all our students are treated fairly and are on a level playing field with their UK compatriots.’