14 March 2019

The awarding bodies have asked all schools to make parents, carers and students aware that they have designated  Wednesday 26 June 2019 as a ‘contingency day’ for examinations. This is consistent with the qualification regulators’ document Exam system contingency plan: England, Wales and Northern Ireland.


The designation of a ‘contingency day’  within the common examination timetable is in the event of national or local disruption to examinations.  It is part of the awarding bodies’ standard contingency planning for examinations. 

Candidates must remain available until Wednesday 26 June 2019 should an awarding body need to invoke its contingency plan .