The examination season is fast approaching and, as we are now living in a digital age policing examinations is becoming increasingly difficult.
As examination awarding bodies treat the possession of unauthorised materials in examinations as an extremely serious offence I would like to draw your attention to a number of items that are strictly not allowed in an examination.
For examinations students must not have in their possession any of the following unauthorised materials:
NO POTENTIAL TECHNOLOGICAL/WEB ENABLE SOURCES OF INFORMATION
The possession of any unauthorised items, such as a mobile phone or a smartwatch, is regarded as a serious offence and could result in DISQUALIFICATION from the examination and overall qualification.
As an Academy we do not want to ban students from wearing watches in examinations as some have done, but, as smartwatches become more readily available we are asking you not to bring any of the above items into examinations.
Any mobile device found on a student during an examination will be confiscated and reported to the examination body as ‘suspected malpractice’ as instructed by the examination regulations.
My timetable is wrong – how do I change it?
If you think an exam is missing or if you’ve been entered for the wrong one, you will need to speak to your teacher or the Head of Department for that subject. The exams office can only change a student’s exam timetable on instruction from a member of the teaching staff and the Head of Centre.
Where will I be sitting and what time do I have to be there?
For every exam, the seating plans will be on display in the afternoon prior to each exam on the outside window adjacent to the main hall. It will also be displayed in the main hall on the morning of registration for the exam. Your timetable will show you the start time of the exam but you must be at the exam room AT LEAST 15 minutes before the start time.
I’ve got more than one exam at the same time – what happens?
You will usually be able to take one exam straight after the other but if this is not possible, the exams office will speak to you and arrange for one of your exams to be moved to earlier or later in the day – you will also be supervised between the exams to make sure the security of the exam is maintained.
What do I do if I’m late for my exam?
Firstly, don’t panic! If you arrive less than half an hour late, go straight to your exam room – the invigilators will make sure you can start your exam as soon as you arrive. If you arrive more than 30 minutes late, go to the Attendance Office and a member of staff will bring you to the exam room.
What if I am ill?
If you are ill before the exam, or after the exam has started, speak to the Exams Officer or one of the invigilators. If you are too ill to come in for your exam, please let the exams office or attendance office know before the exam or as soon as possible afterwards – if you are absent from an exam without valid reason, your parent/guardian may be charged for the cost of the exam entry.
Please be informed Examination certificates are now available for collection for Year 11 students who left in the Summer 2019. Certificates can be collected between the hours of 9.00am and 4.00pm from the main reception. Please call in advance before collection.
Students must bring identification with them upon collection.
If a student cannot collect their certificates personally, a representative can collect them on their behalf but they must provide the following documentation:
• A signed letter of authorisation from the student
• A copy of their own I.D
It is extremely important that certificates are collected as they are required for Higher Education and workplaces often request them.
GCSE Results day – to be confirmed
Exam timetable information will be updated here once available.