We ensure all students are given an exam timetable, listing all exams which will take place. Please keep your timetable safe.
All students are provided with an Exam sheet before major examinations. Your Exam sheet includes important information, including your Candidate Number – you will need this for each exam. If you do not receive your timetable, lose it, or have any questions at all about your exams, please visit the Exams Officer as soon as possible.
GETTING TO THE EXAM
You must ensure you get to your exam on time. The start time of each exam is shown on your timetable; in general, morning exams start at 09.00 and afternoon exams at 13.30. You must ensure you arrive at the exam room at least 15 minutes before the start of the exam.
If it is obvious that you will be late for an examination, please contact School Reception immediately. A decision will be made on your arrival as to whether you can still sit the examination as there is no guarantee that Examination Boards will mark the scripts of candidates who have arrived late.
CONDUCT DURING EXAMINATIONS
On arrival at the examination room line up quietly outside until you are asked to enter the room. Once inside the room the room you are under Examination conditions and should take your seat in silence. Talking is not allowed except to an Invigilator.
MOBILE PHONES & OTHER ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT
Mobile phones and MP3 players must not be brought to examinations. Being found with phones or other electronic equipment on you during the examination could lead to disqualification.
It is important that you are prepared for the examinations; you must bring at least 2 black pens, an HB pencil, rubber, ruler and calculator (when necessary). Pencil cases must be clear plastic. Food is not allowed in the examination room. A bottle of water is permitted, but this must be clear plastic with the label removed.
It is very important that you turn up to every exam. Hopefully every student will be in ‘good health’ throughout the exam period. However, unforeseen illness can strike; in which case contact School Reception as soon as possible so we can advise on the best approach.