Please see the links below for the Summer 2018 exams:
If there are any queries, please contact Exams Officer Mrs Fiona Sturt in school on firstname.lastname@example.org
Students need to bring black pens (including a spare) to all exams and if required, mathematical equipment and a calculator.
It is important candidates do not take mobile phones into the exams. The following guidance on mobile phones from the JCQ (Joint Council for Qualifications) states:
NO MOBILE PHONES - Possessions of unauthorised items is an infringement of the regulations and could result in DISQUALIFICATON from the current examination and the overall qualification. Candidates are advised that mobile phones in particular should not be in their possession, whether switched on or not. If you wear a wrist watch the invigilator will ask you to remove it and place it on your desk.
For further information, please download and read the Information for Candidates document issued by the JCQ
Exam access arrangements
Access arrangements are ‘reasonable adjustments’ for students who have a disability, a temporary injury or a special educational need that significantly affects them in exams. Assessments to establish Access Arrangement applications, are carried out by specialist teachers using appropriate tests.
A guide to exam access arrangements can be downloaded at the bottom of this page.
If you have identified a clash on your exam timetable, please speak to the Exams Office immediately.
The examinations will generally take place in West or East Hall, West Gym or East Barn, but in some cases may be in other rooms around the school. You will be advised if this applies to you. Please check your timetable carefully.
Examinations will normally begin at 8.45am in the morning and 1.00pm in the afternoon. Please arrive ten minutes before the start of the exam. Please make the appropriate transport arrangements to ensure that you are at school in time to start the examination at the right time. If you are late, telephone reception on 0115 956 5008. You should still come into school as soon as possible and start the examination late. You are not allowed to sit the exam if you arrive 1 hour after an examination has started in the case of any paper over an hour long or, for papers fo less than an hour, if you arrive once the paper has been completed.
You must inform the school if you are unable to take an examination because you are ill, either by telephone 0115 956 5008 or by email email@example.com. On the same day, you must also contact your doctor’s surgery to seek medical advice. A JCQ self-certification form (Form 14) is always required if you miss an examination through illness. A copy of this form can be collected from the Exams Office and failure to complete the form will result in you being charged a withdrawal fee. You, the school, your surgery and your parent are all required to sign the form. It must be sent to the school as soon as possible. The Examination Boards will decide whether they can award a grade or whether you will need to sit the examination at the next session.
Watches, mobile phones, iPods, MP3 players, pagers and any other devices with text facilities are not allowed in the examination room. They must be switched off, including alarms, and left in your bags at the back of the exam room.
What you can and cannot, bring into the exam room
Only clear plastic pencil cases are allowed in the room. You must bring all pens (black ink only), pencils, etc that you will need to use in your examinations. These are the only items allowed on your exam desk. You are not allowed to borrow anything from another candidate during the examination, Tippex, correcting pens, fluid or tape, highlighters or gel pens are not allowed. Food, soft drinks or any mascots etc are not allowed. You can bring water in a clear bottle, which must be put on the floor.
You may use a calculator unless you are told, either on the paper, or by an invigilator, that you must not. If you use a calculator, it is your responsibility to check that it works properly, i.e. the battery is not flat and anything stored in it is cleared. The lid of the calculator and operating instructions must be left outside the examination room.
You must not use a dictionary or computer spell checker unless told that you may do so.
- If you feel ill during the examination or wish to communicate with an invigilator for any reason, you must raise your hand and wait for them to come over and speak to you
- If there is a fire alarm, you will be instructed about the procedure to follow by the invigilators
- You will not be allowed to leave the examination room before the published end time
- If afternoon examinations finish after the school buses have left, it is your responsibility to make other arrangement for your journey home
- A code of conduct for the examinations will be read out at the start of each examination. Please listen and follow this in order to satisfy the regulations of the Examinations Board.
- It is your responsibility to ask your subject teacher prior to the examination if there is anything you do not understand regarding your examinations
- Please ensure that your telephone contact details are up to date. This is particularly important if we need to contact you at short notice before an examination