All Examinations will continue to take place, in line with COVID-19 safety measures.

Face to face Functional Skills exams will go ahead as expected, without adjustment.

Because of the ongoing impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, most GCSE subjects will have some small changes to how they are assessed in 2022.

This can include advance information on exams, optionality, other adaptations and changes to the non-exam assessment (NEA).

These changes are for 2022 only.

Candidates should continue attending lessons, whether they are face to face or remote.

You should complete any work or assessments set by Tutors, in case evidence should be needed in the event of exams being adjusted.

COVID-19 Safety measures

There are hand sanitising stations placed around the college; please make use of them, as you enter the building and during your time at college.

Your Invigilator will regularly sanitise their own hands, and will have done so before handling any exam papers.

You are required, unless exempt, to put on a face covering before entering the building. Your face covering must remain in place until seated in the exam room.

You may wear your face covering throughout your assessment, if you wish to, but you are not obliged to.

If you need to speak to the Invigilator, please replace your face covering and raise your hand.

Face coverings must be worn, unless exempt, in all communal areas.

Your exam room will have the windows open to allow ventilation. They will remain open throughout your assessment, so please dress appropriately.

You will not be allowed to borrow or share equipment or stationery, please bring your own pen. You may wish to bring spares.

Please do not form groups inside or outside the building, and maintain a strict 2 metre distance between you and other learners and staff.

Please carry out a Lateral Flow Device (LFD) test, the evening before or the morning of your exam or assessment.

If you are showing any signs of Covid-19, have tested positive or are isolating you must not attend your exam and must notify the college of your absence.


Some Awarding Organisations may not be issuing hard copies of certificates this year, due to the unusual circumstances, presented by Covid-19.

If you have achieved a qualification in the 2021-2022 academic year, you may receive a digital certificate by email.

Digital Certificates can be printed at home, they look exactly the same as hard copies, and carry the same value.

Education providers and employers are able to check and validate digital certificates with Awarding Organisations, with your permission.

If you are issued a hard copy of your certificate, we will advise you when it is safe to collect it.

Please ensure we have an up to date email address for you, on your learner file.

If your contact details have changed you can update us by emailing sacc@southend-adult.ac.uk , calling 01702 445700 (option 1) or contact us through the Live chat on our website.

You can contact the Exams Department, by calling 01702 445726 or email exams@southend-adult.ac.uk. The Exams Department is available during Term Time, between 8.15am and 2:45pm. For additional support with your learning and studies, view our Additional Learning Support service.

Southend Adult Community College are proud to be approved by the following Awarding Organisations: