Tuesday, 14 April 2020 08:36

CAIE Announcement 14/04

Dear parents: as informed in the last announcement all candidates entered in IGCSE, AS or AL subjects will be awarded an official grade and an official results certificate exactly as they would have them had they sat exams in normal circumstances. These grades and results certificate will be as valid for university access as if they had been awarded in normal conditions.

Cambridge has reviewed their fees policy and will refund 10% for May/June exam entries, which the school will apply in May's invoice. Likewise, if a candidate wishes to retake one or more subjects in October/November, Cambridge will apply a 50% discount to the normal cost.

Cambridge offers two choices. Choice 1: to be awarded an official grade and an official results certificate exactly as candidates would have had should they had sat exams.
Choice 2: Withdraw one or more entries from May/June 2020 and enter for October/November 2020 (or a later session). Choosing option 2 means the candidate WOULD NOT be graded nor would be awarded results certificates for May/June 2020.

The deadline to withdraw and move one or more subjects from May/June to October/November (or a later session) is FRIDAY 24 APRIL and you need to e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it including student name and subject(s) to be removed and reentered for October/November (or a later session).

In general terms, from school we advise choosing OPTION 1. Option 2 would put at risk meeting requirements regarding university access for Y13 students, validation of Spanish E.S.O. and Bachillerato for Y11, Y12 or Y13 students, and promotion criteria for Y11 and Y12 students. Also, October/November exam dates would coincide with the normal running of lessons during next academic year during September, October, and November.

In order to award a grade in OPTION 1, Cambridge will take into account a range of academic evidence supplied by the school that will be moderated and standardised by CAIE. Should Cambridge deem the evidence supplied as not enough to award a grade, CAIE will not award such a grade but will return the entry fee and the student will still be able to enter for October/November paying the established fee.

If you wish to speak to the Headteacher about your child's specific case regarding academic matters, please preferably email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or phone 828113400.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.

 

CAIE