11th March 2019
WEDNESDAY 26TH JUNE 2019
The Awarding Bodies have recently introduced a ‘Contingency Day’, which this year will be Wednesday 26th June.
It is recommended that students remain available until after this date, please see the excerpt below, from JCQ.
Contingency day, June 2019 examination series
How might the contingency day be used in the June 2019 examination series?
In the highly unlikely event that there is national disruption to a day of examinations in summer 2019, 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 26 June 2019.
Centres will be alerted if it is agreed to reschedule the examinations and the affected candidates will be expected to make themselves available in such circumstances.
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.
The contingency day will become a standard feature of subsequent examination timetables.
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