Mr Shelbrooke said he had been approached by parents in his constituency who are concerned about their children’s education being impeded by Covid-19 lockdown.
He told the Wetherby News: “Having spent a lot of time looking over various models of how we can provide catch-up time in schools, I came to the conclusion that postponing next year’s exam season by a month or so would be the best way, whilst causing the least disruption to school staff who have continued to work hard in and out of school throughout the pandemic.
“I’m pleased to see reports that Ofqual are now seriously looking at this idea.”
But Wetherby High School Executive Headteacher Lucie Lakin said a fresh approach was needed to the whole process.
She said: “Rather than shift dates and exam schedules, we are presented with a real opportunity to revise how we assess our young people and in what format.
“Teacher assessment has played a significant role