The awarding bodies have designated Wednesday 24 June 2020 as a ‘contingency day’ for examinations in line with the qualification regulators’ document, Exam system contingency plan: England, Wales and Northern Ireland 

The contingency day would be used in the event of a national or local disruption to examinations in the United Kingdom. Since more than one timetable date could be affected, centres must therefore remind candidates they must remain available up to and including the contingency day, Wednesday 24 June 2020, should an awarding body need to invoke its contingency plan.

Information regarding examination dispensation for GCSE, AS and A level candidates

Referral:Students can be referred for testing for exam dispensation by:

Teaching staff
Heads of Year
Heads of Department
SEN staff

Tests are recommended by the examining boards. They include;
Reading accuracy and speed – single word
Reading Comprehension – speed and accuracy
Sentence completion – speed, accuracy, legibility

They are usually taken at the end of Year 9 or the start of Year 10. The results are valid for the next 2 year period.

Scripts are marked and converted into Standard Age Scores. These are entered onto a form, along with any extra help or history of previous need, Psychological/physical assessments and or reports and are uploaded to the examining body who assesses them and returns as accepted or declined.

Shelf Life:
Tests, and subsequent exam dispensation are valid for 2 years. When entering the 6th form, students who have had exam dispensation will need to be retested, as will those who go to college for FE.