Update: 24th March 2020

Dear Parents
Yesterday evening the Sudan government issued further measures to prevent the spread of
the Covid-19 virus. There is no further news about when schools will be allowed to reopen.
Some of you will have seen the statement from Cambridge Assessment International
Education, issued last night. It is reproduced below in full for everyone to read.
The statement does not specifically mention the Checkpoint exams so we are seeking further
information on this, but given the circumstances it seems unlikely that these will be allowed
to go ahead.
As soon as we have further information, we will pass it on to parents.
Please may I remind everyone that school is closed therefore no student should come into
school for any reason and parents may only come if they have a pre-arranged appointment.
Please let us do our best to keep everyone safe by limiting the contact we have with people
outside our immediate household.
Thank you for your continued patience and understanding in these unprecedented times.
Best wishes
Mrs Fiona
Principal

Update from Cambridge International on May/June 2020 exams
23 Mar 2020
The situation with the Covid-19 outbreak is changing rapidly. In recent days, many more
countries have decided to extend school closures into May and June, making it impossible for
many of our schools to hold examinations.
We have been consulting closely with our global community of schools, who need as much
certainty as possible at an uncertain time. Our priority is to protect the safety and wellbeing of
our students and teachers, ensure fairness for all our students and support them in continuing
with their education.
Today, therefore, we have taken the difficult decision not to run our international examinations
in the May/June 2020 series in any country. This includes Cambridge IGCSE, Cambridge O
Level, Cambridge International AS & A Level, Cambridge AICE Diploma and Cambridge Pre-
U.
We recognise that students have been working very hard towards these exams. We will be
working with schools to assess students’ achievements using the best available evidence.
Students will receive a grade and a certificate from Cambridge International, 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.
We are also aware of the impact the situation may have on student motivation and learning.
Many of our schools are working hard to deliver teaching online to support their students’
learning. We will continue to offer a wide range of support and resources for schools, teachers
and students on our dedicated pages on our website at www.cambridgeinternational.org
We will provide an update for schools on Thursday 26 March and as regularly as possible. We
know that schools will need clear guidance very soon, and we are working around the clock on
how to deliver valuable outcomes to students in the many countries where we work. [Statement
ends.]

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