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Exams information

AS/A (GCE), GCSE, BTEC and other specialist exams are administered by the Exams Office. Students will be advised by their subject teacher which exams they will be sitting and when. Students who have had exam concessions at senior school need to contact study support shortly after enrolment. Students are responsible for checking their entries and informing the Exams Office if there are any queries.

The following table identifies key points in the year for examinations:


September Lower sixth students embark on their college courses and settle in. 
NB. Any student who is entitled to 'Access Arrangements' or 'Exam Concessions' must see the Learning Support Team (Office 234 located in the ILC)

Upper sixth students and access students who may be involved in 'Review of Marking/exam results related queries must consult the Exams Office. 

Please see link below to Results leaflet.
Mid -October  Identified students will be able to view their timetable for November GCSE re-sit examinations - students are emailed with instructions on how to view them. 
BMAT and Oxbridge Admissions Tests
November
Maths and English GCSE re-sits, Maths Challenge and Personal Finance qualification. 

See links below to JCQ notifications and What to do if you are ill before or during an exam.
December Maths Challenge, onscreen tests in Level 2 BTEC in Sport and Level 2 BTEC in Business.

See links below to JCQ onscreen test notification, Candidate Warning and Mobile Phone poster
January Chemistry Olympiad
and Written tests for, 
BTEC Level 2 in Media
BTEc Level 2 in Travel and Tourism
Written exam for,
BTEC level 3 in Business
BTEC level 3 in Applied Science
Written tasks for,
BTEC level 3 in Creative and Digital Media 
BTEC level 3 in Business
Cache Childcare test

See links below to JCQ notifications and what to do if you are ill before or during an exam
Beginning of February
Entry for May/June written exams: Students advised to view and check statement of entry on GoL (students emailed with instructions on how to view and check them)

See link below to statement re responsibilities for checking JCQ notification, access arrangements etc
End of March
Exam timetables available - they are unique to each student. It is advisable to print the timetable off and place it somewhere prominent. 

All GCSE (AS/A Level) practical and Language Oral examinations will take place from now until end of June. Students are given their individual attendance dates/times for these by their teachers - they must arrive in good time for their formal briefing and then attand their individual appointment.

See link below to JCQ Candidate Warning and Mobile Phone posters. And also MFL listening exams
April 
Personal finance onscreen tests are conducted after the Easter Break. All GCSE (AS/A Level) practical and Language Oral examinations will continue to take place from now until end of June.

See link below to JCQ Candidate Warning and Mobile Phone posters. And also MFL Listening exams
May
Written exams and BTEC assessments commence. All GCSE /AS/A level practical and Language Oral examinations will continue to take place from now until end of June.

See link below for JCQ notifications and what to do if you are ill before or during an exam. And also MFL Listening exams.
 June Written exams continue until the end of June.

See link below for JCQ notifications and what to do if you are ill before or during an exam.


Information for candidates: 
What to do if you are ill before or during an exam

Exam regulations:
 These regulations, referred to above, are issued by the Joint Council for Qualifications.

Information for candidates ~ Coursework.2019-20
Information for candidates ~ Non Examined Assessments 2019-20
Information for candidates - Privacy Notice 2019-20
Information for candidates - Social Media 2019-20
Information for candidates - Written Exams 2019-20
Information for candidates - Use of a Calculator in External Exams 2019-20
Warning to candidates 2019-20
No Mobile Phones Poster

Important information for all students

Exam start times The majority of exams will start at 9:00am and 1:30pm. Students should ensure that they arrive 15 minutes prior to the start of their exam. 

Unable to attend an exam The Exams Office must be advised straight away with reason for absence if a student is unable to attend an exam. 

If your child is ill before an exam: Please endeavor to get him/her here (unless hospitalised or circumstances such as an infectious disease prevent this). If attendance is not possible please call 01483 411229. If the exams office line is not answered please leave a message including contact number. We ask that the student writes to us giving full details of the occurrence/illness that prevented them attending the exam. We will also ask for evidence- some GPs will not provide a letter, but any photo of medication, including the label with details of name, prescribing surgery, and date given can be emailed to DebiGratton@godalming.ac.uk . Outpatients/admittance to or discharge from A&E notifications will also be very useful as evidence. 

If attending the exam whilst unwell:
 your child must see the invigilator before the start of the exam (or as soon as the feeling of being unwell occurs) to explain how he/she feels. Our Invigilators are trained and will care/ make provision/ see me to organise moving your child to the medical room or alternative exam accommodation to make him/her more comfortable.

Your child should then also report to the exams office that day. It is far easier for Exams Office staff to talk through any process/procedure that must follow to apply to an exam board for Special Consideration (where necessary) or to ask our Careers team to contact prospective Universities. It is not acceptable for a parent to call in later/after the exams to advise of their child’s ill health. Wherever possible we ask for written evidence from the invigilators, the student and or their GP.

The College reserves the right to charge for unexplained absences. Contact the exams office for advice.

Equipment It is the student’s responsibility to bring all pens, calculators, mathematical instruments etc. to an exam. Equipment will not be provided by the College. Write in black ink only. Do not use gel pens, highlighters or correction materials in your answers (these can be used only on the question).

Valuables Invigilators will not be responsible for valuables in the exam room. If you leave valuables in a bag outside an exam room or in a cloakroom, you do so at your own risk. The College will not be liable if anything is lost or stolen. Please leave valuables at home, or obtain a locker key from Student Reception in advance..

Mobile phones Students must not bring mobile phones or smart watches into the exam room. Please remember that if you are found to have a phone, ipod, smart watch orany other information storage device on your person during an exam you will be reported to the exam board and your paper will be cancelled. Exam boards do not allow appeals on mobile phone disqualifications. 

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