Special consideration is a post-examination adjustment made to a candidate’s mark, to make allowances for any adverse circumstances, for example illness, bereavement or temporary injury. Detailed information on special consideration can be found in section 5 of the Cambridge Handbook, which can be found on our website.
How do I apply for Special Consideration?
You can apply for special consideration online through CIE Direct. Simply log on, click on Administer Exams and Special Considerations Online. You can submit applications for:
- present but disadvantaged candidates
- absent candidates - the candidate must have completed 50 per cent of the total assessment
- shortfall in coursework
- lost or damaged coursework
- coursework extensions - these requests can only be submitted by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
You can also apply for Special Consideration on Exam Day - Form 7, which is available to download from the Support Materials section of CIE Direct. Please follow the instructions in the Guidance Notes.
You can apply for coursework-related special consideration applications using Teacher Assessment - Form 2 for a shortfall and Teacher Assessment - Form 3 for lost coursework (also only available on CIE Direct).
Please submit applications within seven days of the last examination in the syllabus affected.