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Update from Ofqual – 3 April

How GCSEs, AS & A levels will be awarded in summer 2020

Ofqual sets out details for schools, colleges, students, parents & carers on how GCSEs and A levels will be awarded following the cancellation of this year’s exams.

Since the Secretary of State for Education announced that the 2020 exam series in England would be cancelled to help fight the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19), we have worked at speed to develop a process which fairly recognises students’ work and makes sure they get their grades in time to progress. We have today, Friday 3 April, set out details about how GCSEs, AS and A levels will be awarded this summer and published further guidance for teachers, students, parents and carers.

For this summer’s awards, schools and colleges are being asked to provide centre assessment grades for their students. These should be fair, objective and carefully considered judgements of the grades schools and colleges believe their students would have been most likely to achieve if they had sat their exams, and should take into account the full range of available evidence.

Sally Collier, Chief Regulator, Ofqual, said:

School or college based assessment already has an important role in many GCSEs, AS and A levels and in extraordinary circumstances such as these, schools and colleges are best placed to judge the likely performance of their students at the end of the course.

We have worked closely with the teaching profession to ensure that what we are asking is both appropriate and manageable, so that everyone can have confidence in the approach. I would like to take this opportunity to thank teachers and school leaders for making this process work for students during these very challenging times.

We have published a message to students to reassure them that we, and exam boards, will do everything we can to make sure that, as far as possible, grades are fair and that they are not disadvantaged in their progress to sixth form, college, university, apprenticeships, training or work because of these unprecedented conditions.

Exam boards will be contacting schools, colleges and other exam centres after Easter asking them to submit, by a deadline that will be no earlier than 29 May 2020, the following:

  • a centre assessment grade for every student in each of their subjects: that is, the grade they would be most likely to have achieved if they had sat their exams and completed any non-exam assessment. Judgements should balance different sources of evidence such as:
    • classwork
    • bookwork
    • any participation in performances in subjects such as music, drama or PE
    • any non-exam assessment – whether or not complete
    • the results of any assignments or mock exams
    • previous examination results – for example, for any re-sitting students or those with relevant AS qualifications
    • any other records of student performance over the course of study
  • the rank order of students within each grade for each subject – for example, for all those students with a centre assessment grade of 5 in GCSE maths, a rank order where 1 is the most secure/highest attaining student, and so on. This information will be used in the statistical standardisation of centres’ judgements – allowing fine tuning of the standard applied across all schools and colleges
  • a declaration from the Head of Centre making the submission

We know many private candidates (students who have been home-schooled, following distance-learning programmes or studying independently) are anxious to know how these arrangements might be applied to them. Heads of centre have been asked to provide centre assessment grades for private candidates registered to take exams with their centre and include them in the rank order where they are confident that they and their staff have seen sufficient evidence of the student’s achievement to make an objective judgement. We are urgently exploring whether there are alternative options for students who need results this summer to progress and for whom a centre assessment grade is not possible. It may, unfortunately, be necessary for some to take exams in the autumn or next summer to get their grades. We appreciate that this is a matter of real concern to private candidates and will provide an update as soon as possible. We have asked organisations that represent universities and FE colleges to consider private candidates when making admissions decisions this summer. They have told us that they believe that institutions will consider a range of other evidence and information for these students to allow them to progress wherever possible.

To make sure that grades are as fair as possible across schools and colleges, exam boards will put all centre assessment grades through a process of standardisation using a model being developed with Ofqual. We will consult on the principles of our model shortly, but we expect it will look at evidence such as the expected national outcomes for this year’s students, the prior attainment of students at each school and college (at cohort, not individual level), and the results of the school or college in recent years. It will not change the rank order of students within each centre; nor will it assume that the distribution of grades in each subject or centre should be the same. The process will also recognise the past performance of schools and colleges. However, if grading judgements in some schools and colleges appear to be more severe or generous than others, exam boards will adjust the grades of some or all of those students upwards or downwards accordingly.

Schools and colleges have been told that they must not share their centre assessment grades with students, parents or carers, under any circumstances, until after final results are issued. This is to protect the integrity of centres’ judgements, and to avoid anyone feeling under pressure to submit a grade that is not supported by the evidence. Since the final grades for some or all students in a centre could be different from those submitted, it also helps to manage students’ expectations. We’re working hard to get results out as soon as is possible – results won’t be delayed after the dates they were expected in August and ideally will be released a little earlier, so students can have the certainty they need.

We are all focused on making sure students are not disadvantaged by these unprecedented circumstances, including allowing for an appeal where appropriate. We will consult on proposals for specific appeal arrangements soon.

Students will also have the opportunity to sit exams at the earliest reasonable opportunity in the new academic year – we are working across the sector to plan for how and when these additional exams will take place. Many students will be taking other general and vocational or technical qualifications instead of or alongside GCSEs, AS and A levels. While this process does not apply to those qualifications, the same aims apply. We are working as quickly as possible to develop an approach and we will provide further information as soon as we can.

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Source

Information for Heads of Centre, Heads of Department and teachers on the submission of Centre assessment grades

Guidance for teachers, students, parents and carers

A message for all GCSE, AS and A level students this summer

Update from OxfordAQA – 2 April

Principles for awarding international GCSE and A-level grades in May/June 2020

Date: Published Thursday 2nd April 2020
OxfordAQA will be using the principles below to guide us as we work through the detail of the processes for awarding grades in May/June 2020.

1. As in previous years, we will maintain the same standards as the equivalent UK qualifications.

2. We will be guided by the principles set out by Ofqual, the regulator for awarding bodies offering qualifications in England.

3. We will provide calculated grades which reflect students’ performance as fairly as possible.

4. We will ask teachers, who know their students well, to submit their judgement about the grade that they believe the student would have received if exams had gone ahead.

5. To produce this, teachers will be asked to consider a range of evidence and data, including performance on mock exams and non-exam assessment. We will provide clear guidance on how to do this fairly and robustly.

6. We will also use other relevant data and statistical information to produce a calculated grade for each student.

7. We will aim to ensure that the distribution of grades follows a similar pattern to that in other years, so that this year’s students aren’t advantaged or disadvantaged.

8. We will put a process in place to enable private candidates to achieve a qualification where there is sufficient evidence and data to support producing a calculated grade. We will confirm what evidence and data we require as soon as we can.

9. The graded certificates we produce will look the same as usual.

10. We will provide an appeals process.

11. We will work with UCAS and universities around the world to ensure that the grades awarded this year are valued equally to those awarded in any other year.

We also want to assure schools and students that OxfordAQA is working with our fellow international exam boards – Cambridge Assessment International Education, International Baccalaureate Organization and Pearson Edexcel – to ensure fairness for all students affected by the worldwide coronavirus pandemic.

We are united in our determination to help students progress to the next stage in their education, training or work, and to help schools keep on teaching and learning. Although our qualifications and processes are different from one another, we will draw on our wealth of expertise in international education and assessment and find the best ways of delivering for you in these difficult times.

Update from Cambridge International – 31 March

To all Cambridge International Schools worldwide,

Cambridge Assessment International Education would like to reiterate our thanks to schools for your support and feedback on our decision not to hold our international examinations in the May/June 2020 series, and to the updates we sent on 26 March.

As stated in our email to schools on 26 March, we are writing today with further updates on providing grades for students, private candidates, our discussions with universities and other questions.

We are endeavouring to provide as much clarity as we can as quickly as possible. In these unprecedented circumstances, it is important for us to make sure all our students obtain the fairest outcome possible, with the quality and integrity they would expect from Cambridge.

Thank you for your patience. Further details will be sent on Tuesday 7 April, as we explain below.

Providing grades for students

It is vital to Cambridge International to ensure that all our students studying in many different countries and contexts around the world receive a fair, valid and globally recognised qualification.

The process we will use to provide grades for students will be a collaborative one with schools.

The decision on grades to be awarded to candidates will be made by Cambridge, using our own evidence combined with evidence from schools.

Our approach will be to ask schools to collaborate with us as we make evidence-based decisions about grades for each candidate in each subject they have entered for in the May/June 2020 exam series for Cambridge IGCSE, Cambridge O Level, Cambridge International AS & A Level and Cambridge Pre-U.

We are now asking schools to consider what evidence they will be able to gather to support these decisions. The evidence should consist of examples of work candidates have done to prepare for their May/ June 2020 exams.

The types of evidence that might be available could include but will not be limited to:

  • mock exams
  • coursework (complete or incomplete)
  • assignments
  • AS Level results for ‘staged-route’ A Level candidates
  • grades in previous sittings for candidates re-taking exams.

You do not need to set students fresh work to gather evidence – for example, you do not need to set new mock papers, set assignments or ask them to complete unfinished coursework.

We understand that centres may not be able to access all of this evidence remotely.  At this point, we ask centres to begin to consider what evidence they have available.

All of the evidence that you gather must be authenticated (that is, your centres must be satisfied that it is the candidate’s own unaided work). Heads of centre will be responsible for vouching for the authenticity of the evidence gathered about every candidate.

Please do not send any of your evidence to us at this time.

In due course you will be asked to process the evidence you have gathered.  More details of the processing we will ask you to do will be shared on Tuesday 7 April.

We know that gathering and processing this evidence will take time for you to do, and you will have approximately two months to do it. Exact deadlines will be circulated later.

Your centre will be asked to send us some, or possibly all, of the evidence gathered for our auditing purposes. This request will be made at a later date, so centres must retain all of the evidence they consider, even after they have completed their processing.

Where a centre works with us via a Cambridge Associate, including the British Council, the centre itself will be responsible for gathering, processing and retaining the evidence.

We will support you throughout this process, and give you clear guidance about how to work with us, what information to submit, how and when.

We will give more detail on Tuesday 7 April about next steps and how we will use evidence.

Private candidates

We will treat private candidates in the same way as school candidates, in that all the grades we award will be based on evidence.

Where a candidate has not been taught at the centre handling their entry, centres must carefully investigate what evidence of the candidate’s work can be obtained and authenticated. Evidence from a candidate’s previous school is likely to be acceptable. Evidence from parents or from the candidates themselves should not be accepted. Evidence from tutors needs to be considered in the individual context.

Heads of centre will be responsible for vouching for the authenticity of the evidence gathered about every candidate.

Making entries and withdrawals

If it is the right decision for your centre, you can withdraw some or all entries from the June 2020 series and then enter these candidates in a later series such as November 2020. Schools can enter candidates for the November exam series from mid-May. We are reviewing if it will be possible to provide some syllabuses in this series which are currently only available in the June series. We will update centres about this before 10 April 2020.

If you have withdrawn entries for June 2020 but now wish to re-enter you can do so using Cambridge International Direct up to 17 April 2020, or 10 April for British Council schools. You will not be charged late fees or amendment fees for making these entries. You can only withdraw candidates for a complete syllabus, not for a single component. Entries will not be accepted after 17 April.

Universities

We are in direct contact with universities around the world and they understand our decision not to hold the exams in the June 2020 series. They have informed us that they are committed to being as flexible as they can towards applicants who will not be able to sit their exams due to this crisis. They understand the disruption to teaching and learning experienced by students around the world.

The grades and qualifications that Cambridge International awards for this June series will carry the same value as grades and qualifications for any other series.

We will be working with universities to explain the methodology we will follow to provide grades, and will give them information about the wide range of evidence we will use to provide fair and reliable results. We are doing everything we can to ensure that universities accept grades in the usual way and that applicants are not disadvantaged by the decision not to hold exams in the June series.

Support for schools

During this difficult time, many elements of our everyday lives have changed. We fully understand how important it is for you to continue delivering learning and keep students motivated and connected. We have been inspired to hear about all the new and innovative ways in which teaching and learning is happening around the world.

Last week, Paul Beedle (Deputy Director, Professional Development) and Andrew Field (eLearning Manager) recorded a webinar called ‘Teaching in a time of crisis – being resilient, adaptive and resourceful.’ It focuses on supporting teachers as they adapt to a new way of teaching, and shares examples of how technology can be used to enhance learning and change the dynamics of the classroom in a positive way. It also reminds teachers how important it is to be kind to themselves – we are all learning together, and the process of teaching remotely is one of trial and error.

You can watch this webinar, and others, on the ‘Teaching and Learning when school is closed’ section on our website: www.cambridgeinternational.org/support-for-schools-covid-19

This section also signposts you to:

  • Tools to support remote teaching and learning
  • Resources for you and your learners including tips for students and parents on managing stress and learning effectively at home
  • E-books from Cambridge publishing partners

Staying in touch

You can find all our advice on our website at www.cambridgeinternational.org/covid

If you have any questions, please get in touch with us via: www.cambridgeinternational.org/help.

We will update schools again on Tuesday 7 April. We wish everyone in the Cambridge International community well at this difficult time.

Update from Cambridge International on May/June 2020 exams – 27 March

Further to our announcement of 23 March on our decision not to hold our international examinations in the May/June 2020 series in any country, this update provides further information.

Providing grades for students

We know how important it is to schools to have clarity on what happens next.

We will be working with schools worldwide to ensure that the subject grades earned by the students represent their achievement levels as set out by rigorous Cambridge programme standards. Schools will be asked to collaborate with us to ensure that candidates’ grades are based on a range of evidence. We will provide an update with more detail on 31 March.

We understand that schools need clarity about the process we will follow to provide grades, how we will involve teachers in this process, and the administrative tasks and deadlines schools will need to follow to ensure that candidates receive the grades they deserve.

Cambridge International is strongly placed to provide a fair and recognised assessment of students’ level of knowledge and understanding. However, we want to make sure that we develop the most fair and reliable process possible in these uniquely challenging circumstances.

Although we do not have all the answers right now, we want to reassure you that we will provide the information and guidance you need to navigate this change successfully as soon as possible. Grades we provide will carry the same currency as they have in any other year.

Other frequently asked questions

Many schools are asking other questions, too. We are regularly updating our Information for schools page with more information on topics including:

  • October/November series: schools can enter candidates for this exam series from mid-May. We are reviewing if it will be possible to provide syllabuses in this series which are currently only available in the May/June series. We will update schools before 10 April.
  • What to do with question paper packets for the May/June exam series when they arrive: see our full advice in the FAQ.
  • Questions on coursework: please retain all coursework. We are happy for you to continue to receive coursework from students where it is safe to do so. You do not need to send it to us. We will update you further next week.
  • Cambridge Checkpoint: The May 2020 test series for Checkpoint will no longer go ahead. As an alternative, schools can access our Cambridge Primary and Lower Secondary Progression Tests and mark schemes to support their students.

These are available for English, English as a Second Language, Mathematics and Science. If you have made entries for the May 2020 test series, you need do nothing further at this point. We will withdraw your Checkpoint entries automatically and credit your account for the entries you made.

We are adding more information to this page over the coming days.

Private candidates

Many schools have asked about private candidates, whose futures are just as important to us as those working directly via schools. Private candidates take exams in different contexts and we are working out arrangements for them. Our next update will be on 31 March.

University recognition

The grades and qualifications that Cambridge International awards for this May/June series will carry the same value as grades and qualifications for any other series.

We are working closely with universities around the world to inform them of our decision to not to hold the exams in the May/June series. Universities understand that this decision was a last resort for Cambridge and they realise that this unprecedented step was taken in the interest of our learners.

Universities have informed us that they are committed to being as flexible as they can towards applicants who will not be able to sit their exams due to this crisis. Universities are committed to making every effort to ensure that applicants are not disadvantaged in any way by the decision not to go ahead with the June series. We are working closely with universities to ensure that the grades are accepted in the usual way.

26 March 2020: Pearson & Ofqual reply to FAQs

Last updated: 26 March 2020

We know you’ll have many questions about the recent changes to the assessment arrangements for General Qualifications (iPrimary, iLowerSecondary, GCSE, International GCSE, GCE A Level and International A Level) and we’re working hard with the Department for Education, Ofqual and the other exam boards to define the detail of how this will work.

In the meantime, the most frequently asked questions from schools relate to additional exam sessions in 2020, exam administration and the results for the May and June 2020 exams, so we have started to provide answers below. There will be further detail to share on these going forward and we will add further updates here in due course.

How will grades be determined for the May/June 2020 exam series? What do I need to do with my entry?
We continue to work around the clock with the Department for Education, Ofqual, other exam boards and universities to define the details of how this will work. Here is the latest update and timeline from Ofqual on this process.

Please note that the entry process remains the same as in previous years. Although students will not sit exams in May/June, they must be entered for qualifications, as normal, in order to receive a grade.

Ofqual is The Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation in the UK.

I am a private candidate. What is the solution for me?
We are very conscious that all students have worked incredibly hard towards their exams in a range of settings such as schools, colleges and work, including private candidates who have been working independently. We are committed to supporting all students, including private candidates, and will share specific details soon.

 

What exams will there be in the Autumn?
We have a number of assessment windows across our UK and international qualifications throughout the year. We are exploring any adjustments to these, in light of the current situation, and welcome any feedback you would like to share.

26 March 2020: Cambridge still undecided about grades calculation

Results

How will Cambridge assess grades for June 2020 series?

We are currently working to set up the most appropriate and fair process to provide results. We understand you will be very keen to understand how this will work. We ask you to be patient whilst we set up the process. We will update you regularly on our progress with this.

How will Cambridge provide results for private candidates in the June 2020 series?

We understand the concerns that private candidates have about results and we are thinking about how we establish our results process carefully. We will update you regularly on our progress with this.

Entries and withdrawals

Will Cambridge provide an extra series (for example in September)?

We have no plans to deliver an additional series of examinations. Our October/November series is expected to go ahead as normal. We are reviewing if it will be possible to provide additional syllabuses which are not currently available in the November series.

Moving entries to a future series

If it is the right decision for your centre you can withdraw some or all entries from the June 2020 series and then enter these candidates in a later series such as November 2020. Schools can enter candidates for this exam series from mid-May. We are reviewing if it will be possible to provide syllabuses in this series which are currently only available in the May/June series. We will update schools before 10 April.

Your centre will receive a credit to the value of each entry withdrawn. This credit can be used against the cost of any entries or any of our services and is not limited to the next series. A credit will be applied to your account which you can use for this or any future series entries or other services from us. The credit is not time limited. The credit will be applied against any outstanding invoices.

Marks can be carried forward to the next series in line with our normal processes. If June 2020 was the final series for which marks could be carried forward it is possible to apply for an exemption by email under certain circumstances.

Will we still be able to carry forward marks from AS Levels into future series?

We are working to set up the new process for providing June 2020 series results. We will update you on this shortly.

What if we have already withdrawn candidates for the June 2020 series?

If you have withdrawn entries for June 2020 but now wish to re-enter you can do so using Cambridge International Direct up to 17 April 2020. You will not be charged late fees or amendment fees for making these entries. You can only withdraw candidates for a complete syllabus, not for a single component.

General

Should centres do anything now for the June 2020 series?

We ask that you do not take any immediate action (providing candidate information to us) until we provide further information about how the process will work. We will ensure that you will still have the opportunity to withdraw June 2020 entries after we have confirmed the new process for issuing June 2020 series results, if you wish to.

 

Source: https://help.cambridgeinternational.org/hc/en-gb/articles/360006532458-Novel-coronavirus-Information-for-schools-about-the-COVID-19-coronavirus-outbreak

24 March 2020: All May/June 2020 are cancelled ( Pearson Edexcel and OxfordAQA)

Pearson Edexcel

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) update
Last updated: 24 March 2020

COVID-19 is impacting our lives in many ways and the situation continues to evolve rapidly. Our priority is keeping everyone safe and well, and providing certainty at this stressful time.
We’re committed to supporting all of our international customers, whatever your situation. It is, however, clear that this rapidly evolving global situation continues to present significant challenges, changes and uncertainty for everyone.

You and your students have put in huge amounts of work to get to this point, and we want to ensure that they achieve the grades they deserve to move to the next stage. Our focus is on providing as much certainty and clarity as we can and, as such, I would like to share with you an important update.

We have today made the difficult decision not to hold any General Qualification exams in May and June 2020 globally. This applies to iPrimary, iLower Secondary, International GCSE and International A Levels, as well as our UK GCSE and A level qualifications. We remain committed to ensuring that all students internationally receive a result and a grade, and we will award grades to international students using the same principles as for the UK GCSE and A level qualifications.

This will provide timely results and consistency for all students globally to progress to further study, university or employment.

We know you will have many questions about the details of this approach and what to do next. We’re working hard on answering these, including arrangements for private candidates, and will share further details as soon as possible.

As a UK and international awarding organisation, we’re already working with qualification experts (including Ofqual, UK Department for Education and JCQ), UK exam boards, governments and universities around the world to come together and work on one global approach, so students receive the outcome they deserve.

Thank you for your patience and support as we work to provide you with more details. We’ll continue to update here on the website, as well as directly with centres.

In the meantime, please stay safe and well. My thoughts and best wishes are with you all.

Sharon Hague,
Senior Vice President, Schools

OxfordAQA May/June 2020 exams

Date: Published Tuesday 24th March 2020

As the coronavirus outbreak situation continues to evolve, we have been in constant dialogue with schools about how they are managing and exploring ways to support them.

In recent days, it has become clear that there is still a great deal of uncertainty as to whether schools will be open in May and June. We have also been hearing from students in countries where schools have been closed that while they have been working hard, it has not been the same as receiving face-to-face teaching.

In light of these developments, we believe the best way to ensure all students have the same opportunity to receive a fair assessment is to offer everyone the same option – so we are cancelling the May/June international GCSE and A-level exam series and offering all students a calculated grade. This will help ensure that the school community remains safe and well, while enabling students to progress to the next stage of their education.

The detailed process for calculating grades is being developed and we will let you know what information and evidence we will need as soon as we can. Students will receive a graded certificate and universities around the world are indicating that they will recognise the qualifications issued this year in the same way as usual. We plan to run our usual November and January exam series, so students who would like to sit an exam can do so then.

The team at OxfordAQA are focusing all our efforts on ensuring we do everything we can to protect the best interests of all students and support our schools. We have been inspired to hear how schools and students around the world have kept teaching, learning and positive during this incredibly challenging time. We are always keen to know what you think and what else we could be doing to help – please keep telling us.

We hope you and your loved ones are keeping safe and well.

Sadie Visick

Managing Director, OxfordAQA

Date: Published Tuesday 24th March 2020
As the coronavirus outbreak situation continues to evolve, we have been in constant dialogue with schools about how they are managing and exploring ways to support them.

In recent days, it has become clear that there is still a great deal of uncertainty as to whether schools will be open in May and June. We have also been hearing from students in countries where schools have been closed that while they have been working hard, it has not been the same as receiving face-to-face teaching.

In light of these developments, we believe the best way to ensure all students have the same opportunity to receive a fair assessment is to offer everyone the same option – so we are cancelling the May/June international GCSE and A-level exam series and offering all students a calculated grade. This will help ensure that the school community remains safe and well, while enabling students to progress to the next stage of their education.

The detailed process for calculating grades is being developed and we will let you know what information and evidence we will need as soon as we can. Students will receive a graded certificate and universities around the world are indicating that they will recognise the qualifications issued this year in the same way as usual. We plan to run our usual November and January exam series, so students who would like to sit an exam can do so then.

The team at OxfordAQA are focusing all our efforts on ensuring we do everything we can to protect the best interests of all students and support our schools. We have been inspired to hear how schools and students around the world have kept teaching, learning and positive during this incredibly challenging time. We are always keen to know what you think and what else we could be doing to help – please keep telling us.

We hope you and your loved ones are keeping safe and well.

Sadie Visick

Managing Director, OxfordAQA

Written on 23/3/2020

الناس سألت على معنى بيان كامبريدج البيقول ان الامتحانات اتلغت، و هل دا يتضمن Pearson Edexcel و Oxford AQA.
لحد دلوقتي مفيش بيان منهم.
ترجمنا البيان الخاص بكامبريدج.

Today, therefore, we have taken the difficult decision not to run our international examinations in the May/June 2020 series in any country. This includes Cambridge IGCSE, Cambridge O Level, Cambridge International AS & A Level, Cambridge AICE Diploma and Cambridge Pre-U.

لذلك ، اتخذنا اليوم قرارًا صعبًا بعدم إجراء امتحاناتنا الدولية في سلسلة مايو / يونيو 2020 في أي بلد. وهذا يشمل Cambridge IGCSE و Cambridge O Level و Cambridge International AS & A Level و Cambridge AICE Diploma و Cambridge Pre-U.

We recognise that students have been working very hard towards these exams. We will be working with schools to assess students’ achievements using the best available evidence. Students will receive a grade and a certificate from Cambridge International, given the knowledge and skills they have acquired in their programmes of study. This will ensure students do not face disadvantage as a result of these extraordinary circumstances.

نحن ندرك أن الطلاب كانوا يعملون بجد تجاه هذه الامتحانات. سنعمل مع المدارس لتقييم إنجازات الطلاب باستخدام أفضل الأدلة المتاحة. سيحصل الطلاب على درجة وشهادة من Cambridge International ، نظرًا للمعرفة والمهارات التي اكتسبوها في برامجهم الدراسية. سيضمن ذلك عدم مواجهة الطلاب لسوء الحظ نتيجة لهذه الظروف غير العادية.

We will provide guidance to schools on how students will receive those grades. We are talking to universities worldwide, and they are factoring these unprecedented circumstances into admissions decisions, so students can continue with their education journeys as soon as possible.

سنقدم إرشادات للمدارس حول كيفية حصول الطلاب على هذه الدرجات. نحن نتحدث إلى الجامعات في جميع أنحاء العالم ، وهم يقومون بدراسة هذه الظروف غير المسبوقة في قرارات القبول ، حتى يتمكن الطلاب من متابعة رحلاتهم التعليمية في أقرب وقت ممكن.

We will provide an update for schools on Thursday 26 March and as regularly as possible. We know that schools will need clear guidance very soon, and we are working around the clock on how to deliver valuable outcomes to students in the many countries where we work.

سنقدم تحديثًا للمدارس يوم الخميس 26 مارس وبانتظام قدر الإمكان. نحن نعلم أن المدارس ستحتاج إلى إرشادات واضحة قريبًا جدًا ، ونحن نعمل على مدار الساعة حول كيفية تقديم نتائج ذات قيمة للطلاب في العديد من البلدان التي نعمل فيها.

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بعض النقاط التي يمكن ان نفهمها من هذا البيان:
– سوف يتم تقييم الطلاب عن طريق المدارس و لكن بطريقة سيتم تحديدها.
– على كل طالب و مدرسة تحضير كل ورق الإختبارات الشهرية الخاصة به من أول العام بالإضافة للواجبات المدرسية في حالة طلب الجهات الممتحنة لإثبات على الدرجة التي تطلب المدرسة منحها للطالب.
– يجب أن لا يتوقف الطالب عن المذاكرة و التحضير، علماً أن التقييم لم يتم تحديد طريقته.

نعتذر عن الرد على الرسائل لحين ورود أي معلومات جديدة لنا و سوف نشارككم بها في أسرع وقت.

Some points that we may understand:
-Students will be assessed by schools but the method is still not announced.
-Students must create a portfolio of what their examinations done at school as well as home works done so that would be a proof of the grade that would be awarded by school.
-Students should not stop learning, since assessment method is not clear yet.

We apologise as we will not be able to answer any questions until any new information is received.

Update from Cambridge International on May/June 2020 exams

23 Mar 2020

The situation with the Covid-19 outbreak is changing rapidly. In recent days, many more countries have decided to extend school closures into May and June, making it impossible for many of our schools to hold examinations.

We have been consulting closely with our global community of schools, who need as much certainty as possible at an uncertain time. Our priority is to protect the safety and wellbeing of our students and teachers, ensure fairness for all our students and support them in continuing with their education.

Today, therefore, we have taken the difficult decision not to run our international examinations in the May/June 2020 series in any country. This includes Cambridge IGCSE, Cambridge O Level, Cambridge International AS & A Level, Cambridge AICE Diploma and Cambridge Pre-U.

We recognise that students have been working very hard towards these exams. We will be working with schools to assess students’ achievements using the best available evidence. Students will receive a grade and a certificate from Cambridge International, given the knowledge and skills they have acquired in their programmes of study. This will ensure students do not face disadvantage as a result of these extraordinary circumstances.

We will provide guidance to schools on how students will receive those grades. We are talking to universities worldwide, and they are factoring these unprecedented circumstances into admissions decisions, so students can continue with their education journeys as soon as possible.

We are also aware of the impact the situation may have on student motivation and learning. Many of our schools are working hard to deliver teaching online to support their students’ learning. We will continue to offer a wide range of support and resources for schools, teachers and students on our dedicated pages on our website at www.cambridgeinternational.org

We will provide an update for schools on Thursday 26 March and as regularly as possible. We know that schools will need clear guidance very soon, and we are working around the clock on how to deliver valuable outcomes to students in the many countries where we work.

Update: Friday 20/3/2020

Pearson Edexcel: June 2020Exams are going to be conducted normally if government approve.

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Update: Thursday 19/3/2020

British Council Egypt: Exams are on time as scheduled

Update: Wednesday 18/3/2020

Update: Tuesday 17/3/2020

The British Council Egypt has confirmed that Cambridge International June 2020 examination session is running normally with giving the option to the candidates who are not feeling comfortable to sit the exams because of the COVID-19 to withdraw the exams through the school maximum by 10 April 2020 and to take it next November 2020 session.

Update: Saturday 14/3/2020

 

 

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