Distributed exams, often also described as remote exams, are where the same exam is sat in a variety of different locations. For example, a candidate may sit an exam in their own home.  This is particularly relevant at present due to Covid-19. Our experience is that when you conduct an internet search on distributed or remote exams, you will only see the positives of running them, but we wanted to take a more balanced view looking at both the pros and cons of this method of assessment.