General Exams Information

Examination Information for Students 2018/2019:

  • Students should arrive in good time for all examinations. At least ten- fifteen minutes prior to the examination start time.
  • For mock examinations students will attend normal lessons when not sitting an examination, therefore, please ensure you bring the correct books, PE kit etc for that day. 
  • It is really important that in the mornings you register in the usual way before going to your mock examinations unless otherwise stated. 
  • Seating plans will be displayed on the examination notice board each day. Students must check their seat number before entering the main hall/gym and know their candidate number. For students not seated in the main hall the examination notice board will also display other areas being used and where you will be seated. 
  • Bags are not allowed in examination rooms and should be left in the designated areas. 
  • Students should make sure they have all the necessary equipment for their examinations – pen (black ink only) plus spare, pencils, pencil sharpener, ruler, eraser etc as the school is not expected to provide this. 
  • Some examinations may require additional specialist equipment e.g. calculator, geometry equipment, copies of text books or art materials.
  • Calculator covers are no longer allowed in examination rooms and should be left in bags. Students are also responsible for ensuring that any information stored in the calculator is cleared prior to sitting any exam. 
  • Students who are wearing a wrist watch will be asked to remove this and place it on their exam desk. 
  • Students are not allowed to use Tippex, correcting or gel pens in any examinations. 
  • All equipment must be in a transparent pencil case or plastic bag. 
  • Students must ensure that they write their legal name on all examination papers. 
  • Students must not write inappropriate, obscene or offensive material on their examination papers. 
  • If you try to cheat or break the rules in any way you could be disqualified from all your subjects. Incidents of cheating include bringing notes into the examination hall, having a mobile phone on you (even if it is turned off), copying another student’s work etc. 
  • External examinations cannot be completed at any other time than stated on the student’s examination timetable. 
  • Students should inform the Examinations Officer, Mrs Emberson immediately of any change of circumstances e.g. injuries or illness. If you have any concerns regarding your examinations, please arrange to see Mrs Emberson who will be happy to help. 
  • No drinks, sweets or food are allowed in examination rooms. Students can bring water only into the examination room, however, this should be in a transparent bottle with the labels removed. 
  • Students should wear full school uniform to all examinations. 
  • All candidate information as laid down by the Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ) can be found on the school website and students are strongly advised to read this prior to sitting their exams.

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