We would like to apologise to any centres that experienced delays or poor communication concerning their examiner allocation this year. In response to feedback we have received, we will be improving the way we arrange your examined visits for GCSE (9-1) Drama (J316) for the June 2019 series.
Instead of leaving the date selection open across the entire exam period, you will be able to choose from week-long exam slots, and there will be alternative exam time options available. This will make it more likely you get your preferred choice of exam dates and times.
To make it easier for you to do this, we are creating a new online visit arrangement form. This will be available via the Drama qualification page from early September 2018.
Once we receive your preferred slots and times, they will be reviewed alongside the availability of examiners in your area. You will then receive a confirmed exam date from your allocated examiner by the end of January.
We understand the complex organisation that goes into preparing this non-exam assessment, and recognise how early centres start their preparation. We have therefore moved the submission deadline of this form to 1 November.
By receiving the exam date requests much earlier, we hope to avoid the need for any last-minute changes to exam dates.
If you have any queries about this update, please call our Customer Contact Centre on 01223 553998 or email our Drama Subject Team.