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In November 2022, it is our intention that all schools take exams where it is safe and permitted to do so. We know that exams are the fairest and most accurate way of assessing candidates’ performance. We have a package of measures to support schools as they prepare for exams. We will also be able to issue an exam grade to all students who have sat exams in at least one eligible component, if they miss other exams for an acceptable reason.
In countries or regions of countries, where exams cannot take place, we will ask schools to submit a portfolio of three substantial pieces of evidence for each student. This will be marked by Cambridge International examiners.
Our guidance Carrying forward within the portfolio of evidence (PDF, 356KB) explains which kinds of assessments we will be able to carry forward within the portfolio of evidence route. The guidance document also explains the different approaches to carrying forward AS Level components to A Level when using the portfolio of evidence route.
Important: If we move you to the portfolio of evidence route then we will automatically move ‘best of both’ candidates to the staged option. If you have any candidates entered for Cambridge International AS & A Level Mathematics (9709) and/or Further Mathematics (9231) there may be more than one possible staged entry option which is suitable for your candidate(s). We have added information about this, and the steps you may need to take, in the ‘Carrying forward within the portfolio of evidence route’ guide, above.
We know many of your have questions about how your exam route entry options are amended if we move you to portfolio of evidence. We have produced this guide, below, to give you more information:
Entry guidance – moving to portfolio of evidence (PDF, 148KB)
We aim to switch schools to the portfolio of evidence route by 30 September 2022. It may be more challenging to switch schools after this date, but we will make every effort to do so if circumstances change in your country or region after 30 September.