COVID-19: “Alternative assessments” at King’s

King’s College London has told its students that “alternative assessment arrangements” will be made throughout the upcoming exam season. This is due to the COVID-19, or coronavirus, global pandemic.

The main examination period at King’s begins on April 27 and ends on May 29. The College says that “for most programmes and modules, King’s will not hold conventional unseen exams over this period.”

It is still unclear what will replace unseen examinations, but King’s has told students that faculties and departments will provide “further information” on the new arrangements in due course.

This does not mean that all exams are cancelled at King’s. The alternative assessments will take place over the same time period, between April 27 and May 29. In all circumstances, students at the College are being told to follow “specific advice” from their faculty.

A member of the King’s “community” tested positive for COVID-19 last week.

Despite the new summer plans, King’s says that it will “remain open and teaching will continue.”

Public Health England says that anyone who may have contracted the virus should avoid GPs, pharmacies, and hospitals. Instead, you may use the 111 online coronavirus service to assess your risk.


Will is London Student's Features Editor (2019-20). He does a history degree at SOAS, and you can find him hiding in a library around Bloomsbury.

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