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  • You are responsible for having all the necessary equipment required for all the exams. Please do not expect the staff or invigilators to have supplies of calculators, coloured pencils etc.
  • If you do not have an exam, you should go to your normal lessons, unless told otherwise.
  • You should not ask to leave an examination, unless it is an emergency, so please ensure that you are prepared to remain in the hall for the full time.
  • If you wish, you may take water, in a clear plastic container, into the exam with you. Invigilators will not provide water, so if you don’t take water in with you, you will have to wait until after the exam.
  • You are not allowed to eat in the exam room.
  • Mobile phones, iPods, MP3 players etc. should be either left at home or with a friend or Form Tutor.
  • Wearing your own watch is not allowed, however, we can provide you with one should you need it
  • In February 2024, JCQ published updated guidance on the use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in assessments. Please be aware that the use of AI in any formal assessment is strictly forbidden. This includes internal and external assessments. Assessments may comprise examinations, coursework, non-examined assessment (NEA) or PSAs in BTECs. Missue of AI is considered malpractice, and will be investigated as such. Students are required to sign documentation to confirm that their work is their own (a ‘declaration of authenticity’) and exam boards use sophisticated AI detection tools. Sanctions that may be applied by exam boards to a student committing plagiarism and making a false declaration of authenticity include disqualification and or the student being barred from entering for one or more examinations for a set period of time.

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