The examination boards have designated Wednesday 26th 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. This means that all exam candidates must be available to sit exams from the start of the exam period in May until Wednesday 26th June inclusive. This decision is not a school decision and applies to all candidates in all schools. Should contingency day be enforced, and a candidate miss the exam, we would not be able to apply for special consideration and the candidate would score zero in the paper thus impacting their overall grade severely. In short please do not make plans or book a holiday for examination pupils until after this date.