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Following feedback from our schools we are changing our withdrawal policy from the May 2024 Checkpoint test series onwards – we have included specific deadline details for the May Checkpoint test series, June series, October Checkpoint test series and November series below.
During the pandemic, our schools faced much uncertainty, many not knowing which candidates would be able to attend exams, or even whether exams would go ahead as planned. Therefore, we extended our withdrawal deadlines so that schools could still make entries, but with the security of being able to withdraw and receive a syllabus fee credit if certain candidates, or an entire school, were adversely affected by Covid.
We know that our schools are now not being impacted by Covid in the same way, and most can run exams as normal. From May 2024 we are returning to our usual withdrawal policy which was in use until the outbreak of the pandemic. For the May Checkpoint test series and June series, this means you can withdraw candidates until 21 February and receive a credit for the syllabus fee. You can still make the withdrawal yourself, using Direct.
Once the withdrawal deadline has passed, you can still request a withdrawal for medical reasons, following bereavement, or other exceptional circumstances. We will consider any requests for non-medical withdrawals on a case-by case basis. Withdrawals made on medical grounds must be supported by a medical certificate or, in the case of a bereavement, a letter on centre-headed paper. Once we release results, we will not accept any further requests for withdrawals.
Withdraw candidates by 21 February.
International and UK schools: withdraw candidates by 21 February.
Withdraw candidates by 16 August.
Withdraw first-time and/or retake entries by 21 September.