We know this is a challenging time and you are anxious for information about how candidates’ grades will be awarded in 2020. As new information emerges from the DfE and Ofqual, we’ll keep you up-to-date here and provide you with as much detail as we can.
Cambridge Assessment and OCR message to assessment specialists:
"We understand that the current situation is causing concern for many in our worldwide community of assessment specialists. We are working hard to understand in detail the impact on our valued assessment specialists where services are no longer required as a result of COVID-19. Thank you for your patience and ongoing support as we undertake this review and we will inform you in due course."
Now the government has announced that secondary exams will not go ahead this summer, we are working urgently to provide more details for you and for our centres. This includes daily talks with Ofqual who are in close contact with the Department for Education.
If you have a visiting assessment task, you must not now undertake visits to centres. Please do not contact centres to request candidate work or seek to arrange or rearrange visits until we have more clarity.
No face-to-face meetings will take place until further notice. If you have pre-existing bookings for accommodation or travel that are now not needed and you incur cancellation charges, you can request reimbursement.
In the first instance, please try to cancel without incurring cancellation charges. For example, ask for rail ticket refunds before the date of travel.
While the payments team will do their best to process claims promptly, please be aware that it may take a little longer than usual to process your claim.