Presentation on theme: "GCSE / IGCSE Public Examinations May/June 2014"— Presentation transcript:
1 GCSE / IGCSE Public Examinations May/June 2014 Student Briefing
2 Before the Exams Your Exam Timetable You must make sure that you know:The dates of your exams.The times your exams start.Your candidate number.Put your full name on the answer book. (Same as your ID card’s name)All information is on your individual timetable. Full exam schedule is now available on ISLE/Gateway/Parent Portal.
6 Updates in Exam Timetable May 23rd (Friday) AfternoonFurther Pure Maths (no exam clashes) – starts at 18:00 in HallHistory (those taking Econ first) – starts at 16:00 in Hall BalconyMay 24th (Saturday) MorningFurther Pure Maths (with exam clashes) – start at 10:30 in Hall
7 Exam Clashes Centre Supervision between Exams Parents communicated with letters sent last week on the exam clashes.If you have more than one exam timetabled to start at the same time, you will have a handwritten start time on your timetable.Between clash exams you will be supervised by an invigilator.NOT allowed to take your phone/ipod/laptop or any electronic communication device into the supervision room.Allowed to use books for revision and you may bring food (bring these to your first exam).Must NOT attempt to communicate in any way with any candidate who has already taken or will be taking the exam.
8 15 May 2014 – Exam Clashes CIE Drama Centre Supervision Hall Balcony8.30am-11.00amCentre Supervision11.00am-12.30pmEdexcel PhysicsHall12.30pm-2.30pm (or longer for ET candidates)2.30pm-3.00pmCIE Chinese3.00pm-4.30pmStudents not doing Chinesecan leave after Physics.
9 Edexcel World Literature 20 May 2014 – Exam ClashesEdexcel World LiteratureHall8.30am-10.15amCentre Supervision10.15am-11.00amCIE First Lang Chinese
10 Overnight Parental Supervision Edexcel Further Pure Maths 23 May 2014 – 4 Subject ClashesCIE ChineseHall12.25pm- 2.15pmCentre Supervision2.15pm-2.45pmEdexcel Economics2.45pm-5.15pmOvernight Parental SupervisionEdexcel HistoryMay 24th 8.30am-10.00amEdexcel Further Pure MathsMay 24th 10.30am-12.30om
11 Overnight Parental Supervision Edexcel Further Pure Maths 23 May 2014 – 3 Subject ClashesCIE ChineseHall12.25pm- 2.15pmCentre Supervision2.15pm-2.45pmEdexcel Economics2.45pm-5.15pmOvernight Parental SupervisionEdexcel Further Pure MathsMay 24th 10.30am-12.30om
12 Overnight Parental Supervision Edexcel Further Pure Maths 23 May 2014 – 3 Subject ClashesEdexcel EconomicsHall Balcony1.00pm- 3.30pmCentre SupervisionEdexcel History4.00pm-5.30pmOvernight Parental SupervisionEdexcel Further Pure MathsHallMay 24th 10.30am-12.30om
13 Centre Supervision during School Time When you arrive at school, lock your phone/ipod/laptop/valuables in your locker.Bring to the Hall only the books you need to revise for your next exam(s).Bring your food to the Hall. Lunch time may be included.You will not be allowed to go to your locker between exams.If you bring a bag into supervision, you will be asked to show that you do not have a phone/ipod/laptop in it.Supervised toilet breaks will be allowed during the time between exams.If you are found with a phone or laptop in supervision, or you leave supervision unaccompanied, you may be awarded zero marks.
14 Overnight Supervision by Parents A consent form has been sent with the letter to those affected (May 23rd). Due Date: 7th Apr 2014 (Friday)Parents and students must read it carefully to understand the responsibilitiesThe candidate must not meet or communicate with any candidate who has already taken the examination or any person who has knowledge of the content of the examination.Communication includes any form of electronic communication, e.g. telephone, , Internet and fax.A supervised candidate must not be in possession of, nor have access to, a mobile telephone or any other form of electronic communication/storage device.Any infringement of the conditions governing overnight supervision arrangements may lead to the application of penalties and sanctions to the candidate’s examinations taken in the relevant series
15 Early Release from Exams and Confidentiality of Content IGCSE Human Biology, GCSE Religious Studies, GCSE Geography, GCSE Physical Education, IGCSE History, IGCSE Pure Maths, GCSE Business Studies, GCSE Music, GCSE JapaneseEdexcel: all candidates involved sign a confidentiality statement to maintain the security of the content of the exams listed aboveDue Date: 7th Apr 2014 (Friday)If a candidate is caught breaking the rules on the form, they risk being awarded zero marks for the examination and/or being disqualified from all Edexcel qualifications in the future
16 Early Release from Exams and Confidentiality of Content If a candidate is caught breaking the rules on the form, they risk being awarded zero marks for the examination and/or being disqualified from all Edexcel qualifications in the futureEarliest Finish Time for ExamConfidentiality of Content2:00pm (UK morning exams)2:00pm until 5:00pm6:30pm (UK afternoon exams)6:30pm until 9:30pm
17 Before the Exams Information for Candidates A copy of this document is attached with your timetable (electronic copy on Exams page on ISLE and Gateway).It is your responsibility to read and familiarise yourself with this document.Any questions, or anything you don’t understand, Mr Wong
18 Exam Day - ArrivalBe at the entrance 30 minutes before the start time of each exam. This gives you time to:Put your bag and valuables in your locker.Go to the toilet.Check the seating plan so you know where to go when you enter the exam room.15-20 minutes before the exam start time you will be called to the venue.Listen carefully to instructions as there may be several exams taking place in different venues.
19 Key Exam VenuesHallHall BalconyRoom 723Lower Drama Studio
20 Exam Day What to bring to the Exam Photographic ID e.g. HKID card (or copy), personalised Octopus card, school bus pass.Statement of EntryIn a clear plastic bag:Black pens x 2, HB/2B pencils x 2, eraser, ruler, pair of compasses, protractor, calculator (no memory or stored formulae).Coloured pencils may be used for drawings and diagrams in some exams.Highlighers may be used in questions BUT NOT in answers.A small clear plastic bottle containing water is allowed. Containers that are not clear plastic or contain drinks other than water will be removed.Important notes:You cannot borrow items from another candidate once you are in the exam room (Information for Candidates item A8).The school supplies the basics for emergencies only.
21 Exam Day Calculators“There is no list of calculators which can be used … A basic scientific calculator should be considered sufficient for the demands of the IGCSE, AS and A level papers.”Edexcel Further Pure Maths:It states on the exam paper “Candidates are expected to have an electronic calculator when answering this paper.”You may bring a basic scientific calculator to all exams UNLESS the exam paper states “No Calculator”.If in doubt, check with your subject teacher.You are responsible for your calculator power supply.You are advised to bring a spare calculator.Limited number of spares in the exam room for use in emergency.
22 What NOT to bring to the Exam The following items will be removed from the exam room and the school will not be responsible for loss or theft of valuables:Wallet/purse/keys/bag/books.Mobile phone, laptop, electronic items with data storage or access to external communication.Correcting fluid/liquid/tape.Calculator cover.Notes, pieces of paper, tracing paper (tracing paper for Edexcel Maths is provided by the school).Packs of tissues (tissues are provided by the school).Food (including chewing gum), drinks other than water, bottles that are not clear plastic.
23 During the Exam You must be silent at all times. You must not disturb other candidates in any way.You must listen to and follow instructions.You must sit at your allocated desk.Do not move your desk.Do not ask to go to the toilet unless it is absolutely necessary.Do not ask to go to the toilet in the first hour or last 15 minutes of the exam (exams less than 1 hour, no toilet break).
24 During the Exam All answers must be written in black ink. Pencil can be used for drawings and diagrams (dark pencil 2B/HB).Rough work/essay planning must be done on the question paper or answer booklet and crossed out if not to be marked.Do not write or draw inappropriately in your answer paper.ALL additional paper used in the exam, even if it is rough work, must be attached to your answer paper with a string tag.
25 During the ExamDo not ask an invigilator for an explanation of the content of the exam.Invigilators can only help you with the instructions on the front of the question paper.If you suspect an error in a question, raise your hand and inform an invigilator:Answer to the best of your ability.The Exam Board will be notified of the suspected error.If an error is confirmed, the Examiner will allow for this in the marking.
26 During the Exam Emergency Procedure In the event of a fire alarm or lock down, DON’T PANIC!The invigilator will stop the exam and tell you to close your exam paper.Remain seated in silence, face forward, listen carefully and follow instructions.In the event of a false alarm, the exam will be restarted when the alarm stops and you will be given the full time to complete your exam.In the event of an evacuation, if you talk about the content of the exam you will not be allowed to return to complete the exam.
27 At the end of the ExamAn announcement will be made when you have 5 minutes left.When you are told to stop writing, you must stop and close your paper even if you are in the middle of a sentence.If you continue writing or amending your answers, this will be treated as malpractice.You must make sure you have completed your candidate details on your answer papers and attached all additional sheets used with a string tag.You must remain in silence until you have left the exam room.If other exams are continuing you must not stand and talk outside the exam room.
28 Revision Do not go to library. Free room list outside Hall and Library.
29 Y11 Sign-Off Day – 16 Jun 2014IGCSE Biology Exam - will be given the sign off form before the exam starts.If no exams that morning - come to school at 10am and collect your sign off form at the General Office.All loantexts need to be returned on that day outside the General Office. Outstanding library books will also need to be returned outside the General Office.All outstanding fees need to be paid..Signed off by Houses in 15-minute intervals. Full details will be provided later in a letter to parents.
30 If you are Unwell on Exam Day If you are unwell, try to come to school and take the exam. Inform Mr Wong or an invigilator when you arrive (especially important if you are infectious!).Get a doctor’s note after your exam and go to see Mr Wong as soon as possible. You may be eligible to apply for special consideration.If you are too unwell to come to school you MUST give a doctor’s note to Mr Wong as soon as possible. You will only be able to apply for special consideration if you have already completed at least 50% of the assessments for that subject (which must include an externally assessed piece of work).
31 Severe Weather Warnings WARNING SIGNALSSTATUS OF PUBLIC EXAMSPUBLIC EXAMS WILL GO AHEAD AS TIMETABLED.Check the school website and your school before you leave home (postponement possible).If your route to school is affected and you will be late, phone (Public Holiday ).PUBLIC EXAMS WILL BE POSTPONED UNTIL LATER IN THE DAY OR THE NEXT DAY.Check the school website and your school for rescheduled start times.
32 Severe Weather Arrangements Arrangements relating to public exams differ from those relating to the school as a whole.Be aware that postponed exams may be rescheduled to start in the evening or over a weekend.Do not phone the school.Check the school website and your school for announcements.If you have already left home, proceed to school unless it is unsafe or you are unable to do so.If you are in school, you must remain there until you are told it is safe to leave.
33 Exam Billing – IGCSE / GCSE Due on 7th Apr 2014May not be admitted into exams if outstandingLost/Missing Invoice – Come to Exam Office
34 Exam ResultsCIE IGCSE : 12 August – online (login details to be distributed on Signoff Day)GCSE/IGCSE Edexcel/AQA: 22 August 1pm from Exam Office (login details to be distributed on Signoff Day)All results to be collected at Exam Office from 22nd Aug onwardsIf you are leaving IS, Ms Jamie Chan before your last exam giving address to post results to.