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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.
If we accepted 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.
Our supplement outlines Covid-19 exemption regulations for the November 2021 series (PDF, 103KB). You must use this, as well as the Cambridge Handbook, if you are running exams.
You can see what Covid-19 exemptions are available for which syllabuses and components.
If you need help, see our frequently asked questions.
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.
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.
This guide below explains how to submit your candidates’ details for Covid-19 exemptions:
Guide to submitting candidates’ details for Covid–19 exemptions (PDF, 1MB)