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Our range of Covid-19 exemptions gives you flexible options for components where the teaching and/or assessment requires working with others, or access to certain facilities or equipment. If your candidates are unable to complete a component that meets these criteria you can apply, before the series, for your candidates to be exempt from the component. If your application is accepted and your candidates complete all the other components in the syllabus, we will calculate an assessed mark for the exempted component and issue a syllabus grade.
To support you, we have created a supplement that outlines Covid-19 exemption regulations applicable for the June 2021 series. You must use this, as well as the Cambridge Handbook, if you are running exams. You should apply to use exemptions before the exam series if you are not able to prepare candidates for certain components because of disruption caused by Covid-19.
Covid-19 exemption regulations supplement for the June 2021 exam series (PDF, 189KB)
This factsheet contains more information about Covid-19 exemptions (PDF, 112KB). Information for each syllabus will be added to the guidance below very soon.
Here is the list of components eligible for a Covid-19 exemption (PDF, 162KB). The components eligible for Covid-19 exemptions have been updated in response to feedback from schools, and we have published our response to your feedback here (PDF, 339KB).
You will be able to apply for exemptions for the June 2021 series from 14 January until 17 April 2021. The application form is available from the support materials area of Direct from 14 January.
The video below walks through the application form, section by section.
VIDEO: Guidance on how to apply for exemptions.
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