COVID-19 UPDATE FOR FUTURE EXAM SITTINGS

UPDATED JULY 11TH 2021

Are future exams cancelled?

All Summer 2021 IGCSE, GCSE and A level exams were cancelled. Grades have been submitted to Edexcel by exam centres. Results are released August 10th for A level and August 12th for (I)GCSE.

Autumn 2021, January 2022 and Summer 2022 IGCSE, GCSE and A level exams are currently going ahead. 

Edexcel states the January 2022 will be 'focused'. This likely means a reduced number of subjects available. For reference, in January 2021 this occurred. Biology, chemistry, physics and double science were available, but human biology was not.

What can I do if I'm unhappy with my result?

You may appeal to Edexcel from August 12th 2021. Details on this can be found here.

When are the Autumn 2021 exams and can I still take them? 

The exam timetable can be found here. You can register with Tutors & exams for Autumn exams before September 3rd 2021. After this a late fee may be incurred. Other exam centre deadlines may vary. Some are only offering Autumn exams to students who did not get the grade they hoped for in Summer 2021. Discuss with your chosen exam centre your options. 

Are there any changes to future exam series?

Edexcel states 

"We fully understand teachers' need to plan their courses for the forthcoming academic year. At present, the DfE and Ofqual have not yet confirmed arrangements about the format of assessments in summer 2022 for GCSE, AS and A level.  Any decision is likely to be preceded by a consultation.  Until such time as the arrangements for summer 2022 are known, it is safest to plan for no adjustments".  

As distance learners you should be preparing for an exam. However, follow the advice below to give the best chance of a grade if exams are cancelled. 

What can I do to prepare in the event exams are cancelled?

You will need an exam centre that is willing to accept you as a private candidate in the event exams are cancelled. 

Our students should complete the whole course, complete over time (in line with the two year timetable ideally and in no less than 6 months), hand in work for marking at the suggested times and prepare for an exam. Our system tracks your visitation and completion of the course. This will provide evidence that you have completed the syllabus.