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Guidance: Taking exams during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

Department For Education

July 13
16:47 2020

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This guidance explains what will happen following the cancellation of exams in summer 2020.

DfE coronavirus helpline

If you have a query about coronavirus (COVID-19) relating to schools and other educational establishments, and children's social care, in England contact our helpline.

Lines are open from 8am to 6pm, Monday to Friday, and 10am to 4pm at weekends.

If you work in a school, please have your unique reference number (URN or UK PRN) available when calling the helpline.

Published 20 March 2020
Last updated 13 July 2020 +show all updates
  1. Removed some questions relating to outdated information, included a new question with more detail on centre assessment grades, added detail on timings, added detail on the autumn series of exams added new section on 2021 exams arrangements.

  2. This page has been updated to reflect the publication of Ofqual consultation documents.

  3. Updated 'Coronavirus (COVID-19): cancellation of GCSEs, AS and A levels in 2020' to reflect Ofqual consultation closing.

  4. Updated 'Coronavirus (COVID-19): cancellation of GCSEs, AS and A levels in 2020' including details of Ofqual's consultation on exceptional arrangements for exam grading and assessment.

  5. Updated 'Coronavirus (COVID-19): cancellation of GCSEs, AS and A levels in 2020' to reflect new guidance from Ofqual.

  6. First published.

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