Exam concessions in farm crisis

30th March 2001 at 01:00
PUPILS whose studies have been affected by the foot-and-mouth crisis will be given special consideration in their exams this summer. The Oxford, Cambridge and RSA boards this week promised that flexibility would be shown towards pupils whose exam prparation had been upset by the disease. Concessions will cover candidates from farming communities who may have been placed under stress by seeing livestock slaughtered on family farms and others who have had difficulty getting to school.

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