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Beaconhouse Update For Parents & Students about CAIE Exams: April 16, 2020

Dear Parents & Students,

Cambridge Assessment International Education (CAIE) has cancelled the O/A/IGCSE May/June 2020 examination series and will be awarding grades to students based on evidence of student performance provided by the schools. They have given schools an option to withdraw entries from the June 2020 series and register them for the Oct/Nov 2020 examination series if they don’t want students to be awarded grades.

After taking into consideration the series of communication from Cambridge International as well as feedback received from students and parents through many locations of Beaconhouse School System, our way forward on the matter is as follows:

 

O LEVEL/IGCSE STUDENTS

  • For Class 10 (O2 / IGCSE 2) students:
    • Schools will defer all entries for the Pakistan Studies, Islamiyat & Urdu (where applicable) May/June 2020 examination series to the Oct/Nov 2020 examination series.
    • If a student wishes to Opt-in for the Assessed Grades Process in the June 2020 series, they may do so by submitting a scanned copy of Form-001 signed by their Parents/Guardian.
      • The school will submit their Predicted Grade and Student Rank based on their performance in school exams.
      • Please note:
          • This option is not recommended by the school for Class 10 students
          • Partial Opt-in is not allowed
          • The school will submit their Predicted Grade and Student Rank based on their performance in school exams.
      • Form-001 Can be downloaded from HERE. It must be completed, signed, scanned and submitted to the school online before 11 pm on 22nd April 2020.
      • If you do not have a scanner, a clear picture of the form taken with your phone camera would be sufficient.
      • To upload Form-001, please visit: https://bsu.beaconhouse.net/opt-in
  • For Class 11 (O3 / IGCSE 3) students:
    • Schools will Opt-In for the Assessed Grades Process in May/June 2020 exam series
      • Predicted Grades & Student Rank will be based on but not restricted to the following evidence:
          • Class 9 exam results only
          • Class 10 exam results only
          • O3 Mid-year exam answer script and results
          • Forecast Grades
          • Mock exam result if available
          • CAIE results of O2 (Pakistan Studies, Islamiat and any other subject taken by students)
          • April 2020 Assignment marks & answer sheet
    • If a student does not wish to Opt-In for the Assessed Grades Process in the June 2020 series and would prefer to appear for the next CAIE exam series in Oct/Nov 2020, they may do so by submitting a scanned copy of Form-002 signed by their Parents/Guardian.
      • Please note:
          • This option is not recommended by the school for Class 11 students
          • Partial Opt-out is not allowed
      • Form-002 Can be downloaded from HERE. It must be completed, signed, scanned and submitted to the school online before 11 pm on 22nd April 2020.
      • If you do not have a scanner, a clear picture of the form taken with your phone camera would be sufficient.
      • To upload Form-002, please visit: https://bsu.beaconhouse.net/opt-out

A LEVEL STUDENTS

  • For AS Students:
    • Schools will Opt-In for the Assessed Grades Process in May/June 2020 exam series. 
      • Predicted Grades & Student Rank will be based on but not restricted to the following evidence:
          • O Level Results/Matric Results
          • Mid-year exam answer script and results
          • Forecast Grades
          • Mock exam result if available
          • April Assignment marks & answer sheets
    • If a student does not wish to Opt-In for the Assessed Grades Process in the June 2020 series and would prefer to appear for the next CAIE exam series in Oct/Nov 2020, they may do so by submitting a scanned copy of Form-002 signed by their Parents/Guardian.
        • Please Note
          • This option is not recommended by the school for AS students
          • Partial Opt-out is not allowed
      • Form-002 Can be downloaded from HERE. It must be completed, signed, scanned and submitted to the school online before 11 pm on 22nd April 2020.
      • If you do not have a scanner, a clear picture of the form taken with your phone camera would be sufficient.
      • To upload Form-002, please visit: https://bsu.beaconhouse.net/opt-out
  • For A2 Students: 
    • Schools will Opt-In for the Assessed Grades Process in May/June 2020 exam series. 
      • Predicted Grades & Student Rank will be based on but not restricted to the following evidence:
          • O Level Results/Matric Results
          • AS Level Results
          • Forecast Grades
          • Mock exam result if available
          • Mid-year exam answer script and results
          • April Assignment marks & answer sheets
    • If a student does not wish to Opt-In for the Assessed Grades Process in the June 2020 series and would prefer to appear for the next CAIE exam series in Oct/Nov 2020, they may do so by submitting a scanned copy of Form-002 signed by their Parents/Guardian.
      • Please note:
          • This option is not recommended by the school for A2 students
          • Partial Opt-out is not allowed
      • Form-002 may be downloaded from HERE. It must be completed, signed, scanned and submitted to the school online before 11 pm on 22nd April 2020.
      • If you do not have a scanner, a clear picture of the form taken with your phone camera would be sufficient.
      • To upload Form-002, please visit: https://bsu.beaconhouse.net/opt-out

ADDITIONAL SUBJECTS ONLY

Occasionally, students send entries for additional subjects which are not always taught as part of the regular school programme. In some cases, it may be difficult for the school to find evidence and send a Predicted Grade and a Student Rank to CAIE which truly reflects their performance. Please speak to your School Head for guidance in this matter.

Guide for Parents & Students

Regards

Beaconhouse School System

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