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Candidate number 

Students must know their candidate number as it must be written on every exam paper. Candidate numbers can be found on individual exam timetables.



Calculators can be used unless otherwise stated on the exam paper. It is the student’s responsibility to ensure their calculator works properly. The lid, case or cover of the calculator must be removed left in their bag.


Dictionaries are not allowed unless the exam paper states that one may be used.



Students are only allowed to take water in a transparent bottle with a secure lid into the exam room. The bottle must be no bigger than 500ml and all packaging and labels must be removed.


Equipment for exams

Student’s must arrive at their exams with the following equipment in a clear pencil case: black pens, pencils, ruler, eraser, pencil sharpener, protractor, a pair of compasses and a calculator.


Exam clashes

Clashes will be resolved by the exams office and a letter/email will be sent to students and parents/carers detailing arrangements and time changes. Clashes will result in students being supervised in isolation between exams. Students will therefore need to bring food, drink and revision material for the time they are in isolation.


Exam rooms 

Exams will usually be sat in the Sports Hall or the Fairhurst Room. Other rooms will be used when necessary.


Exam seating

Students must ensure they know their seat number and sit in the correct seat in the exam room. Seat numbers can be found on individual exam timetables or by referring to exam registers that will be displayed on the School Hall windows. Students are advised to check their exam timetable on Arbor in case of any last-minute changes.


Exam times

Exams will begin at 09:00 and 13.00. Students must arrive at least 15 minutes before the start of the exam. Students that know they are going to be late must inform the school by telephoning 01753 716060. On arrival to school, students must report to the school office and a decision will be made as to whether they will be able to sit the exam. Students will not be allowed to sit the exam if they arrive more than one hour after an exam has started for exams lasting longer than an hour, or for papers that are less than an hour if the exam has finished.



Illness must be reported to the exams office by telephoning 01753 716060 on the morning of the exam. A medical certificate should be obtained from your doctor, a copy of which must be submitted to the exams office at the earliest opportunity.


Mobile phones, iPods, watches, MP3 players and any other form of electronic device 

The above devices are not permitted in the exam room. They must be switched off and left in student’s bags or handed to an invigilator at the beginning of the exam. Devices will be placed in a clear numbered bag and can be collected at the end of the exam. Possession of a mobile phone or other electronic device, even if switched off, could result in disqualification from the exam. The school will not be held responsible for valuables left in student’s bags during exams.  



Notes must be left in student’s bags, not in pockets.



Full school uniform must be worn for all exams.