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 [email protected] or give us a call on 0115 8515853.

Exam Timetables

Exam timetables are correct at the time of issue. They can be subject to change by the awarding body. If making personal arrangements please check directly with the awarding body websites which will have the most up-to-date information.

You may discover you have a clash (where two exams occur in the same session), but this will be sorted out by the exams department prior to issuing you with your personal exam timetable.

You can view the college exam timetable on the student portal.

Resit Information

Current students should purchase resits through WisePay. Resits can be found under the General Payments Tab. Once purchased, students must download and complete the resit request form available on WisePay. This must be returned to the exams office by the published deadline.

Deadlines for resit applications are published on WisePay and students will also be advised of upcoming resit availability through their subject areas.

Ex-Students are allowed to resit exams the summer following their graduation from college. Students can only resit paper-based exams (coursework marks will be carried forward). Students should purchase resits through WisePay (General Payments Tab) and must download and complete the resit request form. The request form must be returned to college by the published deadline – this can be emailed. WisePay will be open from the first week in January following the Christmas holiday. Further information including deadlines and costs will be published on WisePay.

Please note – The college is not obliged to offer resits and can refuse entries if it is not deemed appropriate.

For further information email : [email protected]

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:

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 college exams are governed by JCQ regulations.

Please find below a link to the latest information for candidates from JCQ.

https://www.jcq.org.uk/exams-office/information-for-candidates-documents

Coursework Collection

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

Certificates

Certificates from Summer exams can be collected from the exams office from the first week in December.

Certificates are released by the awarding bodies in October/November of each year and will be available to collect from the exams office from 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 4 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: