Students should arrive no later than 15 minutes before the scheduled start time of the exam. This allows students to enter together in a calm manner and be present for all instructions. Arriving late can fluster students and be disruptive to others who have already started their exam, as well as missing any important instructions.


Mobile Phones

Mobile phones are not permitted in any exam. All mobiles must be switched off and stored in bags or handed in to the invigilator. Any student found with a mobile phone, even switched off, will be reported to the awarding body as malpractice. No exceptions can be made.



Watches of any type are no longer allowed in exam rooms. This includes fitbits. Clocks are visible at the front of the exam rooms for any student wishing to check the time.


The following equipment should be brought to every exam:

  • At least 2 black pens
  • 2 HB pencils
  • Pencil sharpener
  • Eraser
  • Ruler

For some exams you will also need the following:

  • Coloured pencils
  • Compasses
  • Protractor
  • Calculator

Please remember:

  • All items of equipment, pens, pencils, mathematical instruments, etc should be visible to the invigilators at all times. You must either use a transparent pencil case or a clear plastic bag.
  • Pens should be either black ink or ballpoint. No correction pens are allowed.
  • For Mathematics and Science exams, students should make sure their calculators conform to the examination regulations.  If in doubt, check with your teacher. Remove any covers or instructions and make sure batteries are new.

If you would like any further information, please contact our Exams Officer, Claire Rossiter, at: