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Important Examination Information for Students

GCE/Level 3 Examinations: 11 May - 23 June 2020 inclusive

Information for Candidates - Contingency Day

In the highly unlikely event that there is national disruption to a day of examinations in summer 2020, the awarding bodies will liaise with the qualification regulators and the DfE to agree the most appropriate option for managing the impact. As a last resort the affected examinations will be rescheduled. Although every effort would be taken to keep the impact to a minimum, it is possible that there could be more than one timetable date affected following the disruption, up to and including the contingency day on 24 June 2020. Centres will be alerted if it was agreed to reschedule the examinations and the affected candidates will be expected to make themselves available in such circumstances. The decision regarding the rescheduling of examinations will always rest with the awarding body. The centre must conduct the examination on the scheduled date unless instructed to do otherwise by the awarding body.

Where candidates choose not to be available for the rescheduled examination(s) for reasons other than those traditionally covered by special consideration, they will not be eligible for enhanced grading arrangements. Centres must therefore ensure candidates and parents are aware of this contingency arrangement so that they may take it into account when making their plans for the summer. However, the awarding bodies will not insist upon candidates being available throughout the entire timetable period as a matter of course.

 

Privacy Notice - Examinations

The school is required to transfer relevant personal data (for example name, date of birth, gender, recorded evidence of performance) and sensitive personal data (for example medical report for special consideration request) with examination awarding bodies including Cambridge Assessment International Education. In turn awarding bodies may be required to provide personal data held to educational agencies such as DfE, WG, DENI, Ofqual, HESA, UCAS, Local Authorities, Learning Records Service (LRS) and Education Funding Agency (EFA) for statistical and policy development purposes.

Relevant personal data together with examination results, outcomes of any post results service requests and appeals may also be shared within the Multi Academy Trust or Post 16 consortium.

 

Privacy Notice

Below you will see what is called, under the Data Protection Act, a Privacy Notice.

You are advised to read its contents so that you are aware of the information held about your child by its School, the Local Authority (LA), the Qualification and Curriculum Authority (QCA), the Department for Education (DfE) and other government agencies.

As parents and carers, there is no requirement to respond to this letter either to your school, or any of the other agencies identified above.

It is advisable for you to retain a copy of the Privacy Notice for future reference. 

Parents and carers with children over the age of 12 are required to share the information contained within this Privacy Notice with them as he or she is deemed to be able to act independently of their parents’ wishes in the area of Data Protection.