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Exam information for candidates

Individual exam timetable – Prior to each examination series all students will receive an exam timetable, stating the date and time of each exam. They should check this information carefully upon receipt and report and queries directly to the examinations officer. Students must look after this timetable. A separate timetable will be provided for consortium subjects.

Timetable clashes – students with timetable clashes will be given a timetable outlining arrangements for taking each exam, including supervision between exams.

Supervision between exams- if students are being supervised between exams, they must not leave the exam room at the end of their first exam as security may be compromised. They will be given instructions by the invigilator.

JCQ Information for Candidates – all students will be provided with a copy of this document before each exam season. Please make sure it is read and understood. It summarises everything that students need to know about rules associated with exams.

Candidate number –Students need to know their candidate number as it needs to be entered on every exam paper. It can be found on the top of the individual exam timetable and should be learnt – it may be helpful to write it on a small card to be taken into the exam room. One less thing to remember!

Entering personal details on papers – students will need to write their name and candidate number on all papers and additional sheets. They should use capital letters and remember to sign papers if required.

Stationery and Equipment – students must ensure they take into the exam room all the equipment they will need for each exam. They should not rely on equipment being available in the exam room. Equipment must be in a clear bag or pencil case. Students should always write in black ink.

Mobile phones – it is always best not to take phones or other electrical equipment to the exam. If students do bring phones in, they should be turned off and put into the plastic wallet provided prior to the examination. These wallets are labelled with a number and each has a small numbered card which the candidate takes and exchanges at reception for the mobile phone at the end of the exam. NB. Students face disqualification should they have their phone with them during an exam.

Water – water may be taken into the exam room. Bottles must be clear with all labels removed. Food and other drinks are not allowed in the exam room.

Exam rooms – the majority of exams in the summer will be held in the School Hall. Students should check (beforehand) in which room their exam is to be held. Students with access arrangements will be informed of the room allocation by Learning Support.

Arrival times – students should arrive at least 15 minutes before the start of an exam and go directly to the dining room to await further instructions from the examinations officer. If students arrive late, this has a knock-on effect on all exams scheduled that day. If students arrive very late for an exam, their paper may not be accepted by the examining board. Morning exams start at 9.00am and afternoon exams start at 1.45pm.

Seating plan – for each exam students will be allocated a desk number e.g. A3, C17. A seating plan will be available in the dining room and students should check their number before entering.

Problems on the day – if students are unwell or have other problems on the day of an exam, they should call school by 8.30am.

If students/parents have any queries or concerns, please phone, or see Mrs Carter, the examinations officer.

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