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Cambridge International cancelled the international examinations

24 Mar 2020

From Cambridge International Examinations have taken the difficult decision not to run international examinations in the May/June 2020 series in any country. This includes Cambridge Checkpoint Exams (Grades 6 - 8), Cambridge IGCSE, Cambridge O Level, Cambridge International AS & A Level, Cambridge AICE Diploma and Cambridge Pre-U. 

Students will receive a grade and a certificate from Cambridge International, given the knowledge and skills they have acquired in their programmes of study. This will ensure students do not face disadvantage as a result of these extraordinary circumstances. 

Cambridge International Examinations will provide guidance to schools on how students will receive those grades. From Cambridge International Examinations have been talking to universities worldwide, who are factoring these unprecedented circumstances into admissions decisions, so students can continue with their education journeys as soon as possible. 

Clear guidance will be provided very soon, on Thursday, 26th March.

It is important to note that BSS will continue with the mock exams for the IGCSE students, as these will now play an even more important part in the grades allocated. Our students need to continue to see the mocks as essential until we have more information. Depending on the situation, these exams may be conducted digitally.

May 2020 test series for Cambridge  Checkpoint

The May 2020 test series for Checkpoint will no longer go ahead (6-24 April). At first the Academic Board has decided to move the Checkpoint exams to the week of the 20th to the 24th of April 2020. Due to the situation with the Covid-19 outbreak that is changing rapidly they have taken this difficult decision to cancell the examinations session. Students (Grades 6 - 8) will receive a grade and a certificate from Cambridge International, given the knowledge and skills they have acquired in their programmes of study. Guidance on how these grades will be received soon will be provided.

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