Following security breaches of examination papers during the June 2019 series, the JCQ awarding bodies have been exploring ways to mitigate the risk of these breaches and ensure fairness for all students.
The JCQ awarding bodies in England and Wales have therefore made the decision to move all A Level Mathematics examinations in the June 2020 series that were scheduled in the morning to the afternoon. This change is designed to support the additional measures awarding bodies will be implementing to enhance the security of high stakes assessments.
More information is available in the JCQ Notice to Centres – 'Important changes to the 2020 GCE A level and GCSE timetables', which is available to download from the JCQ website.
As a result, the following changes will be made to the timetable:
In addition, when managing timetable clashes for A Level Mathematics (including some Further Mathematics), the rescheduled afternoon examinations cannot be moved to the morning session. Other qualifications must be moved in order to resolve timetable clashes.
We are sorry for the disruption and for the extra work this late change to the timetable may cause you and thank you for your support.
The affected OCR qualifications, showing their amended timetable session, are listed below. The updated full timetables are now available. The June 2020 basedata, which is due to be published by 11 November, will contain the amended sessions.
There will be no change to the OCR question paper despatch schedule, which is available within the key dates.
3 June AM
3 June PM
10 June AM
10 June PM
16 June PM
18 June PM
22 June PM
23 June PM
If you have any queries about this update, please call our Customer Support Centre on 01223 553998.