AQE Ltd has issued a statement late this afternoon, summarised below.
All three assessment will proceed on the planned dates: 9th, 16th and 23rd January, to provide candidates the opportunity to sit at least two papers.
Parents may wish to consider whether their child should sit two or three papers.
Candidates who sit at least two papers will be awarded a score, based on the results of their best two papers.
Candidates who sit one paper, will also receive a score based on the result of one paper only.
This score may be used as evidence for application to
grammar schools (for example, to support an application for Special Circumstances).
However, it is essential to check the Admissions Criteria published by individual grammar schools.
Candidates who sit at least two papers will be issued with a Statement of Result.
Candidates who are only able to sit one paper will be issued with a
Confirmation of Single Standardised Score.
If parents consider that their child’s performance was adversely affected by events which would constitute Special Circumstances, please refer to individual grammar schools’ Admissions Criteria which outline the process, including the supporting evidence required.
Parents are advised that the academic evidence required by Grammar schools for pupils claiming Special Circumstances will be provided by Moneyrea PS.
Other sources of evidence may include medical evidence etc. from a GP, consultant, and/or other corroborating evidence from a counsellor, Minister of Religion and Mr Greer etc.
For those candidates who are unable to sit any papers please refer to individual grammar schools’ Admissions Criteria for available options, for example, Special Provisions.
The full statement is available on the AQE website.