Public exams can be a stressful time for students and parents/carers and it is important that all those involved are as well informed as possible. The school will make every effort to ensure that our students receive the best possible preparation for their exams, that the administrative arrangements run smoothly, and that exams are conducted in a way that will cause as little stress as possible and help our students achieve their best.
Candidate’s personal data will be collected from registered examination centres in the context of examination entries and/or certification claims. If you would like further information about this, please click here.
Pupils use the internet daily, however, you must consider what you say. Your comments may lead to an investigation for malpractice, so it is important that you read this document to make sure you are not breaking the rules.
We have included some useful information here together with the official Exam Board notices. Please don't hesitate to contact us during school hours if you have any queries.
Contact Information: Isabel Hale – Exam Officer
(Monday – Thursday) 01235-462405. email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Calculators: You will be permitted to use a calculator for some of your exams. You are responsible for making sure that your calculator meets the awarding bodies’ regulations please see page 13 of the ICE booklet.
Mobile phones and smart watches: It is advisable to leave your mobile phone/smart watch at home on a day when you have exams. If this is not possible, then this procedure must be followed.
Controlled Assessments, Coursework: Most subjects are made up of exams and either a controlled assessment or piece of coursework. You need to know what you can and cannot do when you complete your work (Information to candidates controlled assessments / information to candidates coursework / Instructions for conducting non-examination assessments
We all like to share our experiences when taking examinations. However, it is important to consider what you say. Please read this document to help you use the internet safely’
Exam day: On the day of your exam there is a lot of information you need to remember. Familiarise yourself with this information in advance and if there is anything you don’t understand please talk to your teacher or pop into the exams office (Information for candidates written exams / information for candidates on screen tests).
Fitzharrys School is committed to ensuring that whenever its staff assesses students’ work for external qualification, this is done fairly, consistently and in accordance with the specification for the qualification concerned.
If a student feels that this may not have happened in relation to his/her work, s/he may make use of this appeals procedure.