Home educated children in the UK face a number of challenges relating to exams, including:
- explicit discrimination in policy, such as the 2020 exam replacement system, which excluded a large number of home-educated children
- difficulties finding suitable centres to sit exams
- access to exam preparation materials, such as past papers
The Home Educators’ Qualifications Association (HEQA) aims to make things easier.
HEQA provides a channel for home educators to talk to organisations involved in exams — Ofqual, the Department for Education, exam boards, etc. We aim to resolve exam-related difficulties for home-educated children, and avoid a repeat of the Summer 2020 crisis.
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