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Following our announcement on 17 August about the change in our awarding process for June 2020, this week we are providing more guidance on some of the main questions we have received.
We also have some updates on our Cambridge ICT Starters and Cambridge PDQ series, and on the June 2021 series.
We are very grateful to you for working patiently with us through this challenging period. We encourage you to keep in touch with us if you have questions or would like advice.
We will update schools again on 3 September 2020.
On 17 August we issued an update on how we are awarding grades for the June 2020 series. This update was sent to all schools.
New grades were issued via Cambridge International Direct and the Candidate Results Service on Friday 21 August at 10.00 BST.
We will recalculate all group awards (Cambridge AICE Diploma and Cambridge ICE) based on the new grades. We will release these on Thursday 27 August at 10.00 BST.
We appreciate that many of you have questions about appeals. To support you following the re-release of results on 21 August, we have produced some Guidance on appeals for the June 2020 series. This document replaces the Post-results and appeals supplement for the June 2020 series that we shared with you in July and is available on our website: www.cambridgeinternational.org/appeals.
For the June 2020 series, you can request three types of Stage 1 appeal. Appeals can be requested for individual candidates, or for a group of candidates:
If you work with us through a Cambridge Associate, such as the British Council, you should send your completed forms to them, and they will send them to us.
Candidates (and their parents or legal guardians) cannot appeal against the predicted grades their school submitted for them. If you are unhappy about the predicted grade you have received, please speak to your school directly as they will be best placed to provide you with advice and guidance on your results.
For June 2020, the predicted grades and rank order positions have been decided by our centres and confirmed by the heads of centre, or school principal. When your centre submitted predicted grades and rank orders to us, the head of centre completed a declaration of authority. By completing this declaration, the head of centre confirmed that the data submitted was final and correct. They also confirmed their understanding that once the predicted grades and rank orders were submitted, they would be considered as final by Cambridge International. It is your head of centre or school principal, therefore, who is best placed to provide you with advice and guidance on your results.
If a candidate wants to enter for a future exam series, for example June 2021, via the A2-only route, they can do this regardless of the grade (A*–U) that they received in the June 2020 series. The grade which the candidate received in the June 2020 series will not be taken into account. To be eligible for the A2-only route, candidates must have been entered for the relevant Cambridge International AS Level in the June 2020 series, and must not have been withdrawn at any point. You will then need to enter them as a ‘June carry-forward’ candidate to access the A2 only route in June 2021.
Candidates can also be entered as linear A Level candidates in the June 2021 exam series and take all the components of the A Level (AS and A2) in the June 2021 series.
We are pleased to confirm that we are reopening entries for Cambridge PDQs and ICT Starters from the October 2020 series.
We acknowledge that many schools have questions about our approach to assessment and syllabuses for June 2021 and we are working on these. We will update schools on 3 September about the June 2021 series, and will publish our full approach to the series no later than 7 September.
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 website.
We wish everyone in the Cambridge International community well at this time.