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COVID FAQS

A) Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) – General

i) Is Candor accepting admissions, what is the process?
Yes, Candor is accepting admissions across all grade for the Academic Session 2020-21. The process is to fill the online application and the school will revert to you. The school will need the relevant documents, a couple of days to process them followed by virtual interactions with the school. You will be guided through the process by the admission officers at Candor.

ii) What will the School Calendar be in the academic session 2020-2021?
The calendar has been shared with the Candor community. The calendar stated the opening in August, 2020. However decision on the physical reopening of the school will be taken based on lifting of COVID-19 lockdown and regulations of the local government.

iii) How are the virtual classes being conducted?
We started classes on virtual platforms from 29th March. We are using Edmodo, Skype, Zoom and Google classrooms.

iv) Will the syllabus get impacted with this change?
The school moved immediately to holding virtual classes and the syllabus will be completed for all classes.

v) What should I do if I am unable to return to India under the quarantine directives?
Keep the school informed and the school will support you to its best ability.

vi) Are there any cases of COVID-19 at Candor?
There are no cases of COVID-19 at Candor. Candor has stepped up the safety and sanitization measures to ensure a clean and sanitized campus.

B) FAQs for IGCSE

i) Will the results for Cambridge IGCSE Examinations be delayed?
No. As usual like in any normal year, the results will be published in mid-August and certificates will be issued by 15th October.

ii) What is the basis for grade awarding?
Schools are required to provide evidences that include but not limited to mock exams, coursework, assignments and all school assessments, based on which a grade will be awarded to students in each subject

iii) Does this mean a student’s grade must be the same as their mock exam result?
No. Mock exam results are just one of several pieces of evidence to consider.

iv) Does this mean students should stop working?
No. It means schools can of course continue to set assignments to candidates to support ongoing teaching and learning while they are at home.

v) Do these guidelines for grade awarding have any impact on the value of the certificate and university applications in future?
In the June 2020 series, Cambridge International will award grades to students for each syllabus in which they have been entered. These grades have the same currency and value as grades we award in any other series in any other year.
One necessary change for June 2020 is that Cambridge will issue grades but not calculate marks. This does not affect the value of the qualification, because a grade is the standard outcome of our exams, and the outcome universities use to assess student applications

vi) What if a student is not happy with the above guidelines for grade awarding?
Students have two options. Either to withdraw from June session before 17th April and register for November Session OR to continue with the June registration and wait for results in August. If they are not happy with the results in any subject, the student can retake that subject in November.

C) FAQs for AS & A Level

i)  Will the results for examinations be delayed?
No. As usual like in any normal year, the results will be published in mid-August and certificates will be issued by 15th October.

ii) What is the basis for grade awarding?
Schools are required to provide evidences that include but not limited to mock exams, coursework, assignments and all school assessments, based on which a grade will be awarded to students in each subject

iii) Does this mean a student’s grade must be the same as their mock exam result?
No. Mock exam results are just one of several pieces of evidence to consider.

iv) Does this mean students should stop working?
No. It means schools can of course continue to set assignments to candidates to support ongoing teaching and learning while they are at home.

v) Do these guidelines for grade awarding have any impact on the value of the certificate and university applications in future?
In the June 2020 series, Cambridge International will award grades to students for each syllabus in which they have been entered. These grades have the same currency and value as grades we award in any other series in any other year.
One necessary change for June 2020 is that Cambridge will issue grades but not calculate marks. This does not affect the value of the qualification, because a grade is the standard outcome of our exams, and the outcome universities use to assess student applications

vi) What if a student is not happy with the above guidelines for grade awarding?
Students have two options. Either to withdraw from June session before 17th April and register for November Session OR to continue with the June registration and wait for results in August. If they are not happy with the results in any subject, the student can retake that subject in November.

vii) Will AS level students be able to carry forward their AS grades to A level ?

Students who enter for AS Level and receive a grade from the June 2020 series may choose to:

Either take only the second stage (A2) of the A Level in that subject in the November 2020 or June 2021 series, and receive an A Level grade based solely on their performance in A2*. In other words, we will consider that a candidate with an AS Level grade from June 2020 has met the requirement to complete the AS Level stage before obtaining an A Level grade. Candidates who withdraw from the June 2020 series will not have this option.

Or take all components of the A Level in a future series, and retain the AS Level from June 2020 as a standalone qualification, without carrying the result forward.

D) FAQs IB:

i) When will the IBDP results be issued this year?
The IB will issue results on the scheduled date of 5th July. However, in cases where coursework has been submitted by the school later than 20th April, results may get delayed.

ii) How will the grades be calculated for the May 2020 session?
The IB will be conducting statistical analysis involving data from previous sessions, individual school data, subject data as well as comparative data from schools indicating status of uploads. For May 2020, the IB is externally assessing all the work that is usually marked by teachers, instead of taking samples and applying moderation. The IB will use a calculation that is based on estimating the relationship between coursework marks, predicted grades and subject specific historical data in order to estimate the final subject grade of the candidate.

iii) Will students be able to appeal their results?
Yes, students can appeal their results using enquiry upon results and appeals services.

iv) Is this going to impact the May 2021 session in any way?
As of now, the understanding is that the May 2021 examinations will happen as usual and the usual dates/procedures for examinations, e-coursework uploads and issue of results will apply.

E) FAQs: University Admissions: Impact of COVID 19

i) Are universities accepting applications during this Lockdown period?
Yes. Every university follows its typical deadlines as mentioned on their websites.

ii) When will the College Board resume the SAT exams.
As per the College Board’s current newsletter, the SAT Exams will resume from September 2020 onwards. More details: www.collegeboard.org

iii) Will the Universities accept the students who have already received their conditional/unconditional offers this year?
Yes. Students will be admitted based on the Conditions/un Conditions mentioned on their offer letters.

iv) When will the universities start the under-graduation courses for the outgoing 12th graders this year?
Typically, fall admissions will happen in September. However, kindly follow your university updates regularly.

v) Will the cancelation of the board examinations create a negative impact on the college admissions this year?
No. As usual, the universities will accept the board results and follow their admission process.

F) FAQs: University Admissions: General

i) Does Candor administer any standardized exams on the campus?
Yes. Candor administers different kinds of standardized tests, PSAT exams for grade 9/10, PSAT NMSQT for grade 11, ACT (American College Testing) Exam for grades 11 & 12.

ii) Will students get personalized career guidance at Candor?
Yes. Group career sessions are held once in a week for 45 Mins. However, individual career counseling is also provided on a need basis.

iii) Does Candor help students applying for foreign universities?
Yes. Candor is an authorized UCAS center for sending application to the U.K. universities. However, we guide students to apply to the U.S. and other countries as well.

iv) Every year how many foreign universities visit Candor?
Nearly 50 of the world’s best universities visit Candor every year. Our students get first-hand information directly from the university representatives during the University Fairs.

v) Does Candor provide any external support for career guidance?
Yes, it does. Candor has subscribed to Bridge U, it is an online platform that provides extensive information to the students about universities around the world, and very effectively helps the students to manage the application process. Candor has also tied up with Test Rockers for SAT preparatory classes. Students can join this program from Grade 9 onwards.

vi) Does Candor guide students to apply to Indian universities?
Yes. Candor provides guidance to students who want to apply to Indian universities within the given timeline (i.e. JEE Main, Neet, etc)

vii) Do Candor students receive admissions with scholarship?
Yes. Many Candorians receive handsome scholarships.

viii) Do Candor students receive under graduation offers from the elite universities?
Yes. This year 50 universities around the world accepted our students for their Undergraduate Programs. (e.g. Russell Group Universities, Kings College London, Newcastle, Edinburgh, Manchester, Nottingham, St. Andrew’s, Yale University, etc.)

ix) Which countries usually Candor students prefer for their undergraduate studies?
Apart from the U.K. U.S., our students have extended their dream destinations to Australia, Canada, Netherlands, Germany and New Zealand.

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