First Exam Day in Series: 13th May 2019
Last Exam Day in Series: 26th June 2019
GCE Results Issue Day: 15th August 2019
GCSE Results Issue Day: 22nd August 2019
Examinations can be a stressful time for all of the family, not just the student actually taking the examination. In this section, you’ll find revision tips, frequently asked questions (FAQs) and all of the official information from JCQ that is given to students every year.
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.
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 of the learning managers’ office. 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 exam 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.
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.
Once you have entered the examination room you are not allowed to leave until the end of the examination.
All students will be given the opportunity to use the toilet facilities before the start of your examinations. This will be given once assembled in Academy Hall for your attendance mark.
Please ensure you use this opportunity, as, once seated at your examination desk you are not allowed to leave the room until the end of your examination.
If you have a medical issue which requires you to use the toilet more frequently you will need to be issued with a medical pass from the nurse; this should be placed on your desk so that the invigilators are aware of this need, you must then raise your hand to attract the attention of the invigilator who will escort you to the nearest facilities.
If you were to become ill during the examination you must raise your hand and attract the attention of the invigilator who will escort you from the room and call for assistance from the nurse. The examinations officer will be called and will discuss options with you for completing your examination.
All students that leave an examination room must be escorted by a member of staff.
If a student leaves the examination room unescorted they will not be allowed to return to the examination room.