Dear parents,

As you are no doubt aware, the situation regarding the public exams this summer at GCSE and A'level is being updated all the time, although it is confirmed that the Cambridge international exams are now cancelled. We are following all the advice and updates from the exam boards and the government, and you can rest assured that we will be keeping you fully up-to-date with the arrangements.

However, the advice remains the same, as we have previously communicated: students should continue to access all their e-lessons and engage in their communication with teachers. They should continue with their exam practice. They must work towards completion of all their courses. The current advice from the exam board states:

"We will be working with schools to assess students’ achievements using the best available evidence. Students will receive a grade and a certificate...given the knowledge and skills they have acquired in their programmes of study. This will ensure students do not face disadvantage as a result of these extraordinary circumstances...We will provide guidance to schools on how students will receive those grades. We are talking to universities worldwide, and they are factoring these unprecedented circumstances into admissions decisions, so students can continue with their education journeys as soon as possible."

Please continue to encourage your children who are working towards iGCSE and A'level, and I will keep you fully updated.

Kind regards,

Alison Colwell