If a candidate does not attend the 0522 component 05/06 recording then they will receive an X and this will further result in a syllabus grade of X. However, should the candidate attend, but say nothing, they will be marked accordingly – likely to be 0. This will result in a syllabus grade, but much lower than it may have been had they spoken.
This situation is also true of component 04. If nothing is submitted, the candidate will receive an X and a syllabus grade of X. If they submit ‘something’ – even if it has very, very little writing – it will be marked and they will receive an appropriate syllabus grade.