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Help and Support

What you need to know

When is my exam?

You will receive a text message and an email from the Exams Department to let you know the date, time and room number for your exam. (TOP TIP: Let the college know if your address, phone number or email address changes.)

For GCSE / BTEC paper-based exams:

  • Morning exams start at 9am.
  • Afternoon exams start at 1.30pm.

Your GCSE statement of entry will also give the time of the exam.

Exam times may vary for:

  • Functional Skills exams
  • BTEC online exams
  • Other online exams.

What to bring

  • Your ID card.
  • Statement of entry.
  • All necessary equipment for the exam – e.g. black pen, pencil, calculator and protractor. (The college does not supply these.)
  • A see-through pencil case / glasses case.
  • Bottled water is allowed but you have to remove any labelling

Place these items on your desk in the exam room

What NOT to bring

  • Mobile phone, iPod, MP3 or MP4 player or watch, or any other kind of technological or web enabled device or source of information.
  • Any notes or written materials

On the day

  • Arrive at least 15 minutes before the start time.
  • Please report to the Welcome Desk in the Atrium.
  • Follow all of the invigilator’s instructions.
  • Be silent when you enter the examination room. You must not talk to, attempt to communicate with, or disturb other candidates.
  • Leave any bags, coats, hats, food and drinks at the front of the exam room.

Special arrangements

If you have a disability or learning difficulty, the Inclusion Team will have told you at the start of the academic year about any additional arrangements or support you can receive. These arrangements will be in place for all of your exams.

For more information

Please contact the Exams Department.
020 8326 2384
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FAQs

  • What should I do if I’m late?

    Come to the Exams Office and ask to be supervised. If you are very late, you may not be able to sit the exam. Even if you are allowed to sit the exam, your paper may not be marked by the awarding body.

  • What if I’m unwell or have a bereavement?

    If you’re unwell during the exam, raise your hand and inform the invigilator. If you are unwell or suffer a bereavement before the exam, phone the Examinations Department on 020 8326 2384.

  • What happens if someone cheats?

    Unauthorised materials will be confiscated and the incident will be reported to the awarding body. The student may lose all marks for that exam and all other exams for that awarding body.

  • What happens if I take my mobile phone, smartwatch or other device into the exam?

    It will be confiscated and the incident will be reported to the awarding body. You may lose all marks for that exam and all other exams for that awarding body

  • When will I get my results?

    This varies depending on the qualification and level and when you sit your exam. November 2021 GCSE results will be released on 13 January 2022.

  • Can I challenge my results?

    For most exams, you can pay for a clerical re-check, a review of marking, or a copy of your script. Please speak to the Exams Department to find out more.

  • When will I get my certificates?

    Certificates arrive about 4 months after the exam. You will receive a text message when it is ready to collect from the Exams Department.

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