Education Secretary Gavin Williamson has said that GCSE and A-Level exams will go ahead next summer but that the majority of them will be delayed by around three weeks.

Gavin Williamson said the move would “give students more time to prepare and a chance to catch up on education lost due to COVID-19”.

“We know that exams are the fairest way of measuring a student’s abilities and accomplishments, including the most disadvantaged,” he said.

“We want to give our young people the opportunity next summer to demonstrate what they know and can do.”