Summer 2024 Exam contingency days
The awarding bodies have collectively agreed a contingency day for several years now which is always scheduled at the end of the GCSE, GCE AS and A-level exam timetables.
The contingency day is in the event of national or significant local disruption to exams in the United Kingdom, being part of the awarding bodies’ standard contingency planning for exams.
Following the Covid-19 pandemic, further resilience was needed within the exam timetables. A single contingency day was not felt to be sufficient if a national event or incident had a significant effect on the exam timetable. For example, summer exams could be affected by extremely high temperatures.
For the June 2024 exams, the awarding bodies have therefore introduced two additional half-day contingency sessions. These are on Thursday 6 June 2024 (PM) and Thursday 13 June 2024 (PM). The standard contingency day remains at the end of the timetable being scheduled on Wednesday 26 June 2024.
Candidates must remain available up to and including Wednesday 26 June 2024 should examinations need to be rescheduled.