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On 4 January 2021, the UK Prime Minister announced new national restrictions for England, including the closure of schools and cancellation of most exams for June 2021.
As an international organisation based in the UK, we want to update our global community of schools on our position on the 2021 exam series following this announcement. A number of schools have asked if there will be any change in our policy.
We work with schools in 160 countries and most of our schools are telling us they want to run exams in June 2021 and expect to be able to do so, in line with guidance from their national and regional authorities.
We continue to prepare for the March and June series to go ahead. We believe that schools in most countries outside the UK, will want to proceed with exams as planned. We will continue to monitor the situation for the March and June 2021 series very closely and keep our schools informed but we expect exams to continue as planned where it is permitted and safe. Our priority continues to be to keep students safe and to make sure they can progress with their education.
With regard to our schools in the UK, Cambridge International will be monitoring the decisions being taken on June exams and working closely with the UK Department for Education and Ofqual. We will share further details as soon as possible.
We are providing a range of measures to help our students and schools manage the impact of the pandemic. Our next update for schools is scheduled for Thursday 7 January, when we will share any further details we can about arrangements for exams.
We will continue to monitor the situation in the UK and around the world and listen to feedback from our schools to see what further support they need.
If you have any questions, you can review our frequently asked questions, or contact us via our help channel.
We wish everyone in the Cambridge International community well at this time.