We’ve worked with the other boards to reduce the requirement for special consideration when a student has missed part of their AS, A-level or GCSE exams. Students will now be eligible for special consideration if they have completed 25% of the total assessment for the qualification.
Special consideration can be given when a student has missed a timetabled component/unit for acceptable reasons and their school is able to support an application. An adjustment is then made to their mark.
The current minimum requirements for special consideration are that students must have sat at least 40% of the assessment. Following the move to linear qualifications, and in the light of recent tragic events, we’ve decided to lower this percentage to 25% to make sure we’re doing what’s right for students.
If you are a student or parent/carer and think this may affect you, please contact your school/college for advice.
You can read the full details published today by JCQ.