Ofqual issues exam advice following Kensington tower blaze

Exams watchdog Ofqual has put out a statement outlining exam provisions to those affected by the Grenfell Tower blaze in London.

It has been reported that several people have died, with more than 50 in hospital, after a huge fire at the 24-storey west London tower block today, 14 June.

Ofqual says it is aware schools and colleges close to the fire may be affected, and is urging students and parents to seek advice from schools about contingency plans for exams scheduled today.

Ofqual said in a statement: “We will consider with the exam boards how provisions for students who are unable to sit their exams when planned, or who take their exams but whose performance might be affected, will be applied.

“Our thoughts are with everyone affected.”

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