Cambridge announced last night that they have cancelled the May/June exam session in all countries, in all qualifications.
Cambridge has yet to confirm if, following this announcement, schools or private candidates who choose to withdraw will still receive a credit note to use in future sessions. I’ll have more information for you soon.
At the moment we await specific information from Cambridge around grading, withdrawals and other scenarios and Cambridge has planned to update on 26 March.
All the information we can currently provide to schools and students about the cancellation can be found in the attached statement, and on this webpage:
cambridgeinternational.org/hc/ en-gb/articles/360006532458- Novel-coronavirus-Information- for-schools-about-the-COVID- 19-coronavirus-outbreak
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 will be meeting the Ministry of Education tomorrow 25 March to explain the situation and I will let you know if there is any update from their end.
Hassan Elobeid | Business Development Manager | Exams
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