Exam Information

Exam Information

Examination Starting Times

For morning examinations students are expected to be in school for 8.30am so that examinations can start at 8.45am promptly.

For afternoon examinations students are expected to be in school at 1.00pm so that examinations can start at 1.15pm promptly.


Details of the venue (exam room) for examinations will be on the exam noticeboards located in Café Connect, you must check this on arrival to school to see where you will be sitting your examination.  You will be sitting in candidate number order and a name card will have been placed on your desk.

Behaviour during the examination

  • All schools are obliged to conduct examinations according to strict rules by the JCQ (Joint Council for Qualifications).  Some of the important points are listed here:
  • The examination is considered to be in progress the minute you enter the room and until you leave at the end of the exam.
  • Mobile phones and other electronic devices must be handed in prior to the start of the exam.
  • You must not communicate with other students, verbally or visually, turning around or laughing.  If you are caught doing this then you may be disqualified from the exam.
  • You must only write in black ink or ball-pen.
  • Please do not write obscene comments or draw obscene pictures on your exam paper.
  • Please ensure you write you exam number and the Centre number 37119 on all your exam papers.

For all other rules and regulations please refer to the JCQ Documentation, it is IMPORTANT you read them!

Absence and Special Consideration

If you miss an examination you need to let the examinations officer know as soon as possible on 01274 633111. If you miss the examination through serious illness you will be asked to provide a medical certificate signed by a doctor. This will be forwarded to the examination board so that they can consider awarding you a grade. Remember though, it is better to try to take the examination if you can as you are likely to achieve a higher grade. If you miss an examination for any other reason, such as a family crisis, you need to let the exams officer know as soon as possible and she will consult the examination board on your behalf. Missing an examination can result in a fee of between £25 and £60 if there is no justifiable reason for doing so.

Finally…………..    Good luck and every success in achieving the results you deserve!