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Candidates may not be able to work with others, or access certain facilities or equipment. This means they may be unable to complete a component. By using a component exemption (also known as a Covid-19 exemption), candidates do not take the component but can still receive an overall syllabus grade. Exempted candidates do not sit the exam for the exempted component or complete the coursework/speaking component. You do not send any candidate work to us for the exempted component.
Wherever possible, candidates should complete all components according to the requirements set out in the syllabus because this gives them the best chance of showing what they know and can do.
If we accept your application and 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.
You can see what Covid-19 exemptions are available for which syllabuses and components.
If you need help, see our frequently asked questions.
You can apply for component exemptions from 24 January 2022, the deadline for applications is 17 April 2022. If you apply for one or more component exemptions and we approve them, you must confirm which candidates you would like to exempt from which component(s). You can do this via Direct between 18 April and 1 May.
If you apply for component exemptions by 17 April, then between 18 April – 1 May you will need to tell us which candidates you would like to exempt from which component(s). You do this via Direct and it is extremely important you complete this step, otherwise your candidates cannot use their exemptions. Details about how to do this will be available soon and we will also email you to remind you.
Our supplement outlines Covid-19 exemption regulations for the June 2022 series (PDF, 108KB). You must use this, as well as the Cambridge Handbook, if you are running exams.