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ABSENCE  & Special Consideration during exams

The following guidelines are produced by JCQ and are followed in all cases of absence and where performance during an exam has been affected.

Absence due to positive COVID-19 results during Summer 2022 exams

Latest government guidance can be found HERE

For Wyedean students, we are asking that any candidate who is absent as they believe they have coronavirus (COVID-19) to take a Lateral Flow Test for confirmation and positive results should be provided to the school and reported to the NHS.  We will ask for written confirmation and a photo of the positive test.  Individual LFTs will be available from the school if needed on the first day of absence.  For positive results, students should stay at home for 3 days after the day they took they test. 

If a student feels unwell and has a high temperature, they should also stay home and return to school when they no longer have a high temperature and they are well enough to attend.

In all cases of absence, a self certification form must be completed - this can be downloaded HERE

This advice will be updated regularly in line with Government guidance and school policy.

For candidates unable to take exams during their period of isolation, exam boards will be notified accordingly and special consideration will be applied.


Normally, there are minimum requirements for an adjustment to be made where the candidate is absent for an acceptable reason.  For the Summer 2022 examination series, due to the exceptional circumstances, the awarding bodies will award a grade where eligible candidates have completed the assessment(s) for at least one whole component within the specification.

For GCSE, GCE AS and A-level specifications the revised minimum requirements for the March 2022 and June 2022 examination series are detailed below:

• For GCE AS qualifications, 25% of the total AS qualification must have been completed.

• For GCE A level qualifications, 25% of the total A2 assessments, on which the A level qualification is awarded, must have been completed.

• For GCSE qualifications, 25% of the reduced GCSE qualification must have been completed. 

N.B A candidate cannot receive a grade for A-level Biology, Chemistry, Geology or Physics by only completing the Practical Skills Endorsement. Similarly, a candidate cannot receive a grade for GCSE English Language by only completing the Spoken Language Endorsement.

As in all previous standard examination series, a qualification award will not be made where none of the examinations/assessments within a specification have been completed.

Exams have been spaced by a minimum of ten days between the first and last exam in any subject for GCSE, AS and A level exams, to reduce the chance of students missing all exams in a subject because of illness

 Special consideration when a student is present but disadvantaged


Special consideration - candidate present