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By using an exemption, candidates do not take the component but can still receive an overall syllabus grade. Candidates may not have been able to work with others, or access certain facilities or equipment. This means they may be unable to complete a component. Therefore, we have allowed you to apply for some or all of your candidates to be exempt from that component. If your candidates complete all the other components in the syllabus option, we will calculate an assessed mark for the exempted component and issue a syllabus grade.
See this factsheet for an explanation of the Covid-19 exemptions (PDF, 112KB).
You can see what Covid-19 exemptions are available for which syllabuses and components.
Our supplement outlines Covid-19 exemption regulations for the June 2021 series. You must use this, as well as the Cambridge Handbook, if you are running exams.
Covid-19 exemption regulations supplement for the June 2021 exam series (PDF, 189KB)
The deadline for applying for exemptions for the June 2021 series has now passed. If you applied for one or more component exemptions and we have approved them, you must confirm which candidates you would like to exempt from which component(s) as soon as possible – see ‘Submitting candidates’ details for Covid-19 exemptions’ below.
If you need help, see our frequently asked questions.
The deadline for submitting candidates’ details for Covid-19 exemptions has now passed. If you have not told us which candidates you would like to exempt from which approved components, please email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible.
Guide to submitting candidates’ details for Covid–19 exemptions (PDF, 1MB)
The video below explains how to submit your candidates’ details for Covid-19 exemptions:
VIDEO: Submitting candidate details for component exemptions (7:56 minutes)
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The video below explains how Cambridge Associates should review their Associate Centres Covid-19 exemptions:
VIDEO: How Cambridge Associates should review their Associate Centres Covid-19 exemptions (5:40 minutes)
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The video below explains how to amend or withdraw component exemptions that you have already submitted.
VIDEO: Amending or withdrawing component exemptions that you have already submitted (4:52 minutes).
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