Exceptional Circumstances Consideration Service

The Exceptional Circumstances Consideration Service supports candidates who have been unable to attend an exam, or those whose performance in the exam may have been affected by a personal circumstance or unplanned incident on the day, which is outwith their control. This service is available for all exams that appear in the exam timetable.

Who is eligible for the service?

Candidates are eligible for this service if they have:.

Candidates that sit the exam are still eligible.

The examiner looking at the request is not made aware of the reasons for an Exceptional Circumstance request. All awards given to candidates are based solely on the evidence of attainment only.

When must schools and colleges submit requests?

Only schools and colleges can submit requests. We can’t accept requests from candidates or parents/carers.

Due to the varied nature of exceptional circumstances, there is no set time-limit on how close it must be to the exam. Schools and colleges are aware that the effects of an exceptional circumstance can be long or short term.

Requests can be made from 9 April 2020.

The closing date for submitting a request is 10 working days after the exam for which the request is being made.