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We will not offer any further extensions to the 13-month carry-forward rule. We allowed marks from June 2019 to be carried forward to November 2020 because the June 2020 series was cancelled. However, we cannot extend the 13-month rule in any other scenario.
A candidate’s performance at A Level should reflect their current level of knowledge and skills. We realise this may change over the A Level course. Therefore, we allow carry-forward of credit showing their ability at AS Level. This must be within a 13-month window. Extending the time frame beyond 13 months means we are less confident that we are awarding an A Level grade based on a candidate’s current performance level.
Outside the 13-month window there may also be changes to the syllabus or assessment requirements. A candidate with an older AS Level grade would not necessarily be meeting the content and skills requirements for the current version of the syllabus. Awarding an A Level to such candidates alongside those who had met the requirements of the current syllabus would be unfair to the rest of the cohort. It may also mislead users of the A Level results at the next steps of the candidate’s educational or life journey.