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Today’s update includes details of new and existing resources from across the Cambridge family to support teachers and school leaders as they may be returning to teaching in school.
We are also including a link to a survey on your experiences of the June 2020 assessment process – we would be very grateful to all schools that can complete the survey.
The ‘Applying to university’ section has updates on acceptance of grades from the June 2020 series in Portugal, as well as details of two new webinars with admissions staff in US universities.
We will send our next update to schools on 16 July 2020.
Covid-19 has had a huge impact on teaching across the world. Some of you may be starting to return to school or adopting a blended teaching approach. Whatever your situation, we are committed to helping you and your learners.
The Cambridge family has come together to bring you tools, resources and guidance that will help you identify your learners’ progress, address gaps in their knowledge and provide evidence of their learning.
If you are returning to school you may want to get a better understanding of the progress your learners have made over the last few months. We have a range of resources that will give you a sense of their current level of understanding and help you identify any gaps in their learning. These include confidence checkers, baseline assessments and eBooks.
We have released a short survey to gather feedback on your experiences of the June 2020 assessment process. We would be very grateful if you could complete this survey on behalf of your school. It should take no more than 10 minutes.
Your feedback is essential to help us learn more about your experiences, so that we can seek to improve our processes and communications where necessary.
Taking part in this consultation is voluntary. At the end of the survey, you will be asked if we could contact you to gather further details on your comments in the questionnaire. If we do wish to contact you, it would be within one year of you completing the survey. Any personal information you provide would only be used for this purpose.
We are continuing to receive statements of support from universities and other higher education bodies worldwide. They recognise that the grades awarded by Cambridge International in June 2020 carry the same value as in any other exam series.
This week we would like to highlight the following statement for students applying to universities in Portugal: “The Portuguese Directorate General for Higher Education (DGES) and the National Commission for Access to Higher Education (CNAES) approves the exceptional measures taken by Cambridge Assessment International Education as a mitigation measure for the Covid-19 pandemic. Cambridge International AS and A Level certificates will therefore be recognised and accepted for access to higher education in Portugal in the academic year 2020-21.”
You may also find it helpful to know that our recognition managers in East Asia and Southeast Asia & Pacific recently held webinars with admissions staff from University of California campuses and Northeastern University in Boston to share advice on applying to university in the US. You can watch recordings of the webinars on our website.
Please go to our website for more information about university recognition for the June 2020 series.
You can find all our advice on our website. If you have any questions, you can review our frequently asked questions, or contact us via our help section.
We wish everyone in the Cambridge International community well at this time.