Exam Information

“Proper planning prevents” … well, you know the rest! If, after reading the information on this page, you have any questions about your exam times and arrangements, please contact the Exam Office by emailing exams@bilborough.ac.uk or give us a call on 0115 8515853.

Resit information for current Students

Resits will be available to purchase via WisePay from Thursday 5th January 2017.

There is an option within Exam Payments called Exam Resits Internal 2017.

Resit Deadline:  Tuesday 31st January (£30.00 per resit)

 

Resit information for external Students (2016 Leavers)

Resits will be available to purchase via WisePay from Thursday 5th January 2017

Your WisePay account will need to be re-activated 

 Please contact the exams office by email or telephone prior to the deadline to reactivate your account prior to purchase.  There will be an option within Exam Payments called Exam Resits External 2017.

Email: exams@bilborough.ac.uk

Telephone: 0115 851 5000

Resit Deadline:  Tuesday 31st January (£40.00 per resit)

Before the Exam

In advance of your exams you’ll receive a Statement of Entry.  This lists every exam for which you have been entered.  Please check all details to ensure that you have been entered for all exams you are expecting to take. Around two to three weeks later you will receive your Exam Timetable, stating the rooms and seat numbers that you have been allocated for your exams. Please make sure that you know where your exam rooms are before the day!

If you have any queries it is vital that you contact the Exams Office as soon as possible.

On the day

Please arrive 15 minutes before the start of your exam.  Exam sessions start promptly at 9:15am or at 1:15pm. If you are late, go straight to your exam room and explain to the invigilator your reason for being late. Depending on the reason, you may still be able to sit your exam.

Bring with you:

  • Photographic ID
  • Your Exam Timetable
  • Several BLACK pens and all other appropriate equipment (such as calculators, if allowed)

Do not bring in:

  • Mobile phones or any other multimedia devices
  • Headphones
  • Any unauthorised materials/equipment
  • Food/drink except for water in a clear bottle with no label.

Help and advice
For advice on plagiarism and how to avoid it please see the Ofqual website: www.plagiarismadvice.org.
You may also find the following documents available on the student portal helpful:

  • Appeals against Internal / External Assessments
  • Management of GCSE controlled assessment
  • Important Exam Information

Illness

If you are going to be absent on the day of your exam due to illness, contact the Exams Office (0115 8515853) and / or the College Absence line on 0115 929 2628.

Please note: if your attendance at college is poor, you could be charged for your exam entries.

Exam FAQs

JCQ Exam Regulations

All exams except the International Baccalaurate are governed by JCQ regulations, please find below some key documents from JCQ:

Instructions for Conducting Examinations

Instructions for Written Examinations

Instructions for On-Screen Tests

Instructions for Coursework

Privacy Notice

Social Media Warning Notice

Special Consideration Regulations

Coursework Collection

Coursework collection dates can be found on the Coursework deadlines list.  These dates should also appear on your student portal.

Certificates

Certificates are released by the awarding bodies in November of each year and available to collect from the exams office from mid-December.  Please ensure you bring photo ID when you come to collect your certificates. Should students be unable to collect certificates in person, a stamped addressed envelope can be sent in for us to send you the certificates out in the post.  Alternatively a family member or friend can pick up certificates on your behalf, you will need to fill out a Proxy Form to give to the nominated person who would need to bring this in along with photo identification for themselves.

We keep certificates for 5 years following graduation, after this time we arrange for them to be securely destroyed.  Should you require certificates after this time has elapsed, you will need to apply via the awarding bodies replacement certificates procedure, see the links below:

AQA

Edexcel

OCR

WJEC