Exams

This page provides information on formal examinations so please read the following carefully.

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What do I bring with me?
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    PHOTO ID - You may not be able to do your exam without it

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    ALL NECESSARY EQUIPMENT FOR THE EXAM - e.g. a black pen, pencil, calculator (no stored information or lids allowed), protractor. The college does not supply these.

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    A CLEAR PENCIL CASE/GLASSES CASE – No writing allowed.

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    STAY SEATED – Stay seated and use your full exam time.

What can't I take into the exam room?
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    EXTRA CLOTHING - Bags, coats, hats etc.

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    FOOD & LABELLED DRINKS - only water in a clear sports-cap bottle

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    ANY WEB-ENABLED TECHNOLOGY – Mobile phone, iPods, iPads, MP3/4 players, smart watches/watches etc.

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    ANY NOTES OR WRITTEN MATERIALS

When is my exam?
  • For on-line exams your tutor will inform you.
  • For nationally-set exams like GCSEs and A Levels you’ll receive an exam timetable in the post.
  • You will receive  copies of the  regulations in the post, on OakExtra or via your teacher.

What you need to do

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    ARRIVE EARLY - Arrive at least 15 minutes before the exam start time

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    LISTEN - Listen to, and act upon, the invigilator’s instructions

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    BE QUIET – Be silent when you enter the room and behave in line with the college’s code of conduct at all times.

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    STAY SEATED – Stay seated and use your full exam time.

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    PHOTO ID - Please remember to bring your photo ID. You may not be able to take your exam without it.

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Be Exam Smart - Gov.uk

For guidance for students, parents and schools to help students avoid making mistakes which could lose them marks or lead to disqualification from an exam, see the Gov.uk website below.

What happens if...

1. Notes and unauthorised materials will be confiscated.

 2. The incident will be reported to the awarding body.

 3. You may lose all marks for that exam and for all other exams for that awarding body.

1. It will be confiscated.

2. The incident will be reported to the awarding body.

3. You may lose all marks for that exam and for all other exams for that awarding body.

1. Report to Reception or Exams Office and ask to be supervised.

 2. If you are very late you may not be able to sit the exam.

 3.  If you are allowed to sit the exam you may be warned that your paper may not be marked by the awarding body.

1.  Put your hand up and tell the invigilator.

2.  Inform the Exams Department of your circumstances.

  • You’ll receive an email from the Exams Department confirming the approved arrangements.
  •  If you’ve not received an email there will be no arrangements  in place.
Contact Us

The Exams Department is located in The Basement, Mansion House in the St Albans Campus. Alternatively, you can email exams@oaklands.ac.uk.

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