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EXAMINATIONS INFORMATION Mrs C Thompson Examinations officer (long corridor)
ALL EXTERNAL EXAMS ARE CONDUCTED IN THE SAME WAY: YOU NEED TO FOLLOW: SCHOOL REGULATIONS : behaviour / uniform! EXAMINATIONS REGULATIONS: you must check the awarding boards regulations before the exams, they are all displayed on the school website together with the examinations calendar! INVIGILATORS supporting the exams process making sure all regulations are followed
Please note: external examinations FROM SEPTEMBER 2014 exams will take place in May and June In addition some subject have practical exams e.g. dance, catering, PE, drama etc. The subect teacher decides the dates of these practical exams! Other courses may not have an end of course exam but are assessed throughout the year e.g. Btec courses All subjects do have controlled assessments which are part of your GCSE courses and need to be treated with the same ‘serious’ approach as your written exams. Make sure you are aware of the rules that apply to controlled assessments!!! Please remember that the days of sitting an exam on several occasions are over. Therefore, your school attendance is essential to your success. Remember you only get ONE OPPORTUNITY, don’t blow it! BEING ON HOLIDAY ON THE DAY OF AN EXAM = 0 MARKS FOR THAT UNIT!!!!!
Your Statement of Entry Several weeks before the exams start you may receive a statement of entry from an examination board. This statement tells you what exams you have been entered for with that particular exam board, the date of the exams and whether you are doing a higher or foundation tier. YOU MUST CHECK THESE CAREFULLY AND REPORT ANY ERROR IMMEDIATELY SO THAT WE CAN MAKE THE NECESSARY CORRECTION(S) IF NEEDED I will also print you another statement with a summary of all your entries including your seat allocation for each of your exams. Once again it is your responsibility to check the statement and keep it safe! You must bring this statement to the examination room each time you have an examination. If you lose your statement of entry is up to you to print a new one (you can find it on eportal) Examinations rules and regulations All the documents you need to be familiar with as well as the external examinations timetable are on the school Website. Click on the STUDENT tab, scroll down to EXAM INFORMATION: the external examinations timetable will be displayed followed by all the documents you need to know.
EQUIPMENT WHAT DO YOU NEED? REMEMBER YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR BRINGING THE ABOVE EQUIPMENT TO THE EXAMINATION ROOM IN A CLEAR /SEE THROUGH PENCIL CASE OR PLASTIC BAG
Make sure you have plenty of black ink pens!!! NO gel pens allowed No correcting fluid allowed
You are allowed to bring a bottle of water to the examination room However, the bottle must have a sport’s top (to avoid spilling) – the bottle must NOT Display any labels/writing. NO other material except the ones mentioned in this presentation are allowed into the examination room NO bags are allowed into the examination room. Please be pro-active and organise in advance where you will be leaving your school bag. Make sure it does not contain any valuables!!!
AB C D 1 2 3 B3 Your statement of entry will give you your seat number. However it is good practice to check the seating plans displayed in the long corridor to make sure you know in which room your seat is, also you need to check for extra information such as early lunches and lining up times ! FRONT
RECAP: BEFORE ANY EXAM YOU MUST … 1. Check you have been entered for the correct paper 2. Check the date of your exam 3. Check the time of your exam 4. Check in which room you are taking your exam 5. Know the coordinates of your seat 6. Check you have the right equipment 7. check you have your ‘statement of entry with you
MAKE SURE YOU REVISE THOROUGHLY IF IN DOUBT CHECK WITH YOUR SUBJECT TEACHER OR COME AND SEE ME! BEST OF LUCK AIM HIGH C Thompson 2013