Wales has announced it will be cancelling GCSE, AS and A-Level exams in 2021.
The Welsh government has said it will work closely with schools and colleges to create a new system based on classroom assessments instead.
Kirsty Williams, Wales’ education minister, said the decision to move to teacher -managed assessments is to ensure “fairness” as students have spent different times in classrooms due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Williams said: “We remain optimistic that the public heath situation will improve, but the primary reason for my decision is down to fairness; the time learners will spend in schools and colleges will vary hugely and, in this situation, it is impossible to guarantee a level playing field for exams to take place.
“We have consulted with universities across the UK and they have confirmed that they are used to accepting many different types of qualifications.
“They expect a transparent and robust approach which provides evidence of a learner’s knowledge and ability.”