Students can defer their May/June Cambridge exams to Oct/Nov: Shafqat Mahmood

The change will be without any extra charge

News Desk April 26, 2021
Education Minister Shafqat Mahmood addressing a presser following the meeting of the NCOC in Islamabad on April 6, 2021. SCREENGRAB

Education Minister Shafqat Mahmood announced on Monday that students who choose to defer their upcoming Cambridge examination of May/June - due to the rise in pandemic - could switch to October/November cycle with the same fee paid earlier.

The minister also posted a supporting document provided by Cambridge Assessment International Education to answer different scenarios that facilities the students.

According to the document, in some syllabuses, candidates could take the component in a way that is easier to manage. For example, AS & A Level, Art & Design candidates can produce one piece of course work instead of three.

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It added that schools could apply for exemptions where they feel candidates were not able to complete the syllabus due to any reason

Candidates could choose not to take a component but can still receive an overall syllabus grade, the document stated.

"Students can receive a grade, when for any reason they miss some exams. Cambridge will give results to all students who have taken at least one component of a subject in May / June 2021 exam series," it added.





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