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Guidance for schools, colleges and exam centres on who should enter students for exams, the health arrangements for exams and the support DfE is providing.

Applies to England

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Exam centre responsibility for students retaking qualifications from summer 2020 and summer 2021

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DfE exam support service: autumn 2021 exam fees, venues and invigilators

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Public health guidance to support exams for 2021 to 2022

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  • school and college senior leaders, heads of exam centres
  • teachers, exams officers and other staff involved in exam delivery
  • local authorities and multi-academy trusts (MATs)

It sets out your responsibility for running exams.

‘Exam centre responsibility for students retaking qualifications from summer 2020 and 2021’ explains your responsibility for entering students for exams or alternative arrangements to exams and how the cost of fees will be covered.

‘DfE exam support service: autumn exam fees, sites and invigilators’ explains how you can use the service to book alternative sites, DBS-checked staff for invigilation and cover essential additional costs, where applicable.

‘Public health guidance to support exams for 2021 to 2022’ explains the key public health arrangements for exams to enable you to deliver exams in a coronavirus (COVID-19) secure way. This includes wearing of face coverings in exams, set up of the exam room, cleaning and arrival and departure of candidates.

If you are a student, you should contact your school or college to discuss entering exams.

  1. 29 November 2021Updated guidance on face coverings, travel and quarantine to reflect new measures announced on 27 November 2021.
  2. 27 September 2021Updated ‘public health guidance to support exams for 2021 to 2022’ to remove content related to summer term 2021 exams and add information on the exam support service for autumn exams (including spring 2022 VTQ exams).
  3. 7 September 2021We have updated ‘Exam centre responsibility for students retaking qualifications from summer 2020 and summer 2021’ and ‘DfE exam support service: autumn 2021 exam fees, venues and invigilators’ guidance with autumn exam series information.
  4. 17 August 2021Updated ‘Public health guidance to support exams from January 2021’ guidance. Updated Stepping measures up and down section – it refers to updated contingency framework. Updated Where candidates are isolating in line with public health advice in the Candidate health section – it reflects the self-isolation requirements from 16 August.
  5. 26 July 2021Update to the Public health guidance to support exams from January 2021. The update sets out what will change for exams and assessments from the start of the autumn term following the commencement of Step 4.
  6. 13 July 2021Updated ‘Exam centre responsibility for students retaking qualifications from summer 2020 and summer 2021’ and ‘DfE exam support service: autumn 2021 exam fees, venues and invigilators’.
  7. 7 July 2021We have updated the public health guidance for exams with advice that applies from Step 4, to reflect the updated advice for schools and further education providers. This guidance removes restrictions such as keeping students in consistent groups (bubbles) and wearing face coverings in classrooms and communal areas and on dedicated transport.
  8. 12 May 2021Updated ‘Public health guidance to support exams from January 2021’ to reflect step 3 of the roadmap out of lockdown. The guidance on face coverings has been updated and information specific to the spring term 2021 has been removed.
  9. 27 April 2021’Exam centre responsibility for students retaking qualifications from summer 2020’ has been updated to explain responsibility for entering students for exams or alternative arrangements to exams and how the cost of fees will be covered.
  10. 18 March 2021Updated ‘Public health guidance to support exams from January 2021’ to confirm the types of scheduled assessments that can still go ahead.
  11. 9 February 2021Added information to ‘Public health guidance to support exams from January 2021’ about scheduled assessments in February and March.
  12. 12 January 2021Updated the public health guidance to support exams from January 2021 to reflect that schools and colleges can continue with vocational and technical exams, where they judge it right to do so. This includes updates to the sections on the set up of the exam room, face coverings, maintaining distance between staff and candidates and where a candidate has a negative test.
  13. 18 December 2020Updated public health guidance and school and college responsibility guidance for exams from January 2021 onwards.
  14. 1 December 2020Added information about the support available for functional skills qualifications (FSQs).
  15. 29 September 2020Updated information on public health arrangements for autumn exams to include information on autumn exam contingencies, candidate health and reasonable adjustments.
  16. 18 September 2020Added ‘Public health arrangements for autumn exams’.
  17. 7 September 2020Updated responsibilities guidance with information about entering students for maths and English language GCSE and links to wider guidance for conducting exams. Added DfE exam support service guidance about paying for exam fees, booking alternative sites and booking exam invigilation.
  18. 27 August 2020Updated key points and background sections.
  19. 12 August 2020Updated guidance setting out the support that DfE is providing for autumn exams through the DfE Exam Support Service.
  20. 22 May 2020First published.
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