Teacher assessments will replace the UK's GCSE and A-level exams this summer.
British Education Secretary Gavin Williamson said details are still being fine-tuned but a form of teacher assessed grades will be used instead.
"Although exams are the fairest way we have of assessing what a student knows, the impact of this pandemic now means that it is not possible to have these exams this year," he told parliament.
Earlier this year Williamson was widely criticised for relying on an algorithm to determine students' grades. He was forced to abandon the system after flaws produced unfair results for some students, affecting their admission to universities.
After a public outcry, the algorithm-determined results were replaced with teachers' predicted grades where students felt they had been marked too low.