King’s cancels normal exams because of coronavirus

The exams will now be sat online


King’s College London has announced they “will not hold conventional unseen exams” for the exam period this spring between April 27th and May 20th.

Students were notified of this change to the second semester exam period in an email informing students on how the university is operating under the coronavirus pandemic.

The email stated that departments will shortly contact students to explain what ‘alternative assessments’ will take place instead of the main examination period.

The email stated that the university recognises the pandemic is an “extraordinary situation and therefore we need to provide additional flexibility.

It said: “This includes alternative assessments arrangements for the main examination period between 27 April and 20 May 2020. For most programmes and modules, King’s will not hold conventional unseen exams over this period.

“Alternative assessment formats and modes will be utilised.”

At present, students are yet to be contacted by their departments stating what alternative assessments and measures will be taken instead of the traditional unseen exam.

As of yet, the university will remain open and teaching will go ahead, as usual, however, the university has stated that they will be “flexible” if students feel they need to “leave before the end of term.”

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