Morning exams start at 8.50am
Afternoon exams start at 1.20pm
In all cases you should try to attend all of your exams, however if you are unwell you MUST call the school as soon as possible.
In some cases of absence, it may be possible to apply for special consideration as long as you have completed at least 50% of the course. Allowance for special consideration is from 0% (consideration given, but addition of marks considered inappropriate) to 5% in exceptional circumstances.
You should be aware that any consideration is likely to be small. In all cases medical evidence will be required before special consideration can be applied for, for example a letter from your GP or hospital.
You should aim to arrive at least 10 minutes before the starting time of your exam. If you are more than 30 minutes late for an exam, the awarding body must be told and it will be their decision whether or not to accept your exam paper.
You should normally leave your mobile phone at home, however if you do not, you will be required to hand the phone to an invigilator when entering the exam hall. You will be given a raffle ticket which you must return at the end of the exam in return for your phone.
If you fail to hand your phone to an invigilator the following penalties may apply;
- Phone found on you and turned off - Disqualification from the paper for which the phone was found
- Phone found on you and turned on – disqualification of the entire subject award
- Phone rings during the exam regardless of whether it’s on you or not– disqualification from the subject including papers already taken
- In all cases above the awarding body will be notified
No. Water is provided for exams that last for more than 1 hour. You may bring your own water in however the label must be removed before the exam starts. Water must not be taken out of the exam room.
No. You will be required to remain in the exam room for the entire duration of the exam. If you finish early, use the remaining time to check through your answers.
No. Visit the toilet before the start of the exam. If you have a medical condition which means you need to visit the toilet regularly, you must provide a letter from your GP.
You must speak to your subject teacher or the exams officer as soon as possible.