Exams in the Summer 2023 - contingency days
Headline: do not book holidays or other plans until after Wednesday 28 June. If you do this, you may need to cancel those arrangements to be able to sit an exam on that day and gain the qualification.
National Exam Contingency Days are in the event of national or significant local disruption to exams in the United Kingdom.
The standard contingency day remains at the end of the national exams timetable on Wednesday 28 June 2023.
Following the Covid-19 pandemic, further resilience was needed within the exam timetables. A single contingency day was not felt to be sufficient by Ofqual and the exam boards if a national event or incident had a significant effect on the exam timetable. For example, summer exams could be affected by extremely high temperatures.
For the June 2023 exams, the awarding bodies have therefore introduced two additional half-day contingency sessions. These are on Thursday 8 June 2023 and Thursday 15 June 2023.
If there is any indication that these days would be needed for BHASVIC students, we will communicate at the first opportunity. Please note that the government has stipulated that candidates should remain available until Wednesday 28 June 2023 should examinations need to be rescheduled. Despite it being unlikely, the government may need to use the contingency days, and if you miss an exam on a contingency day you will be awarded an ‘X’ for that paper.
Exam Certificates: Usually we send out certificates via signed for postage, but due to their late arrival from the Exam Boards, and the unreliability of Royal Mail at present, we shall be sending them out in January after the Christmas Holidays. If you prefer to collect, please email email@example.com, and we can tell you where and when to pick them up, either Reception or the Exams Office. We will need some ID or a letter from the student giving permission for a 3rd party to collect. It is important that you email first as our Office or Reception may be closed for the Christmas Break. Thank you Exams Department.
Home Address: Please make sure we have your current address on our system.
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