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Public examinations can be a stressful time for pupils and parents and it is important that all those involved be as well informed as possible. The information detailed below is designed to provide guidance on the examination process; to provide pupils and parents with clear information about what may be expected and required during the examination period and to provide guidance and support. It contains references to the up to date Joint Qualification Council’s (JCQ) regulations; the rules which govern conduct during examinations, Non-Examination Assessments (NEA’s), Controlled Assessments or preparing coursework and which must be complied with by both JAGS staff and pupils. There are also details of Formal Notices and Appeals Procedures, which are required to be given to each pupil (candidate) sitting public examinations. These rules and regulations are designed to ensure fairness and minimise problems. It is in the interest of all that the examinations run as efficiently as possible. JAGS makes every effort to ensure that the administrative arrangements for public examinations run smoothly and that the examinations are conducted appropriately and in accordance with these regulations so as to ensure JAGS pupils are able to achieve their best. Internal, mock examinations are run to the same standards so that pupils become familiar with the formal processes required beforehand.
The Examinations Officer is Mrs Rowena Kibblewhite
The Examinations Office can be contacted directly on 0208 613 6390.
On examination days, the first point of contact, in case of any problem, should be the main School Reception on 020 8693 1181 where a message may be left. The Examinations Office staff are unlikely to be able to answer any calls directly on such days, as they will be working in the examination venues. In an emergency the Head of Section or a member of the Senior Leadership Team should be contacted.
Yes, any examination fees payable to the Examination Boards to enter candidates for their public examinations will be charged. These fees would usually appear in the Summer Term fee invoice.
The main location for written papers is the Sports Hall but other venues may be used, as necessary. Pupils will be informed of the location of their examinations on their timetable. If pupils are in any doubt about the location of a particular examination they should check in advance with the Examinations Officer.
Pupils are asked to be outside their venue at least 20 minutes before the scheduled start time to enable seating procedures to be carried out efficiently. They are requested to wait quietly outside the venue until asked to enter. Where a candidate sits will usually be determined by their candidate number. Pupils will be lined up in candidate number order outside the examination room prior to entry or in the case of examinations being held in the Sports Hall, in the correct changing room or squash court.
Candidates who are eligible for extra time or entitled to use a laptop are normally seated together to minimise disruption during and when an examination finishes.
The normal start time is 9.00am for morning examinations and 1.30pm for afternoon examinations. The Examination Boards dictate the permissible start times for examinations. Candidates must arrive 20 minutes prior to the start of their examination and are asked to report no later than 8.40am for morning examinations and 1.10pm for afternoon examinations.
The length of examinations varies and some will not finish until after the official end of the school day. Certain pupils also receive an allowance of extra time for their examinations and so their finish times may be even later. Pupils and parents should be aware of this and make appropriate arrangements for getting home.
Timings for some examination papers may deviate from the usual pattern and candidates will be informed of this. It is each pupil's responsibility to be aware of the start time of their examinations, but parents should be warned that there is a tendency for pupils to confuse morning and afternoon sessions. Please ensure examination commitments are carefully checked on the evenings before they are due to occur.
If a candidate is timetabled to sit two or more examinations in different subjects at the same time, this is known as a clash. All such clashes should be picked up during the checking process (see above) and brought immediately to the attention of the Examination Officer who can grant, where permissible by the Examination Boards, permission for one, or more, of the papers to be taken later. This will either be on the same day or, in extenuating cases and with strict supervision, on the next working day. Such cases are extremely rare and depend on the total length of all the papers to be sat in one day.
To safeguard the integrity of the examination process, a candidate has to remain under strict supervision by invigilators between two or more clashing papers or subjects. If an examination is delayed from a morning to late morning or an afternoon session, the candidate will need to be supervised over breaks and lunchtime. They should bring some revision or reading material, snacks and their lunch and a drink, as they may not be able to eat in the Dining Hall and will have no contact with other candidates (other than those who may have the same clash). In some cases, supervised breaks may be limited in time to no more than 20 minutes and may have to take place in the examination room under examination conditions. In these cases, candidates are not permitted to revise during this time.
Pupils will be advised of arrangements before sitting their examinations.
In the very unlikely case that it may be necessary for a paper to be taken the next day, it is a requirement that the candidate is closely supervised overnight. This is essential to avoid compromising the security of the examination, it needs to be organised well in advance and permission from the Examination Board may be required.
All clash candidates will have to relinquish their mobile phones for the duration of their supervision; even attempting to communicate with any other candidate will invariably result in the annulment of that particular examination for all of the candidates involved.
JAGS predominantly uses its teaching staff as invigilators to supervise pupils under the direction of the Examinations Officer. However, where numbers require it, JAGS also employs a body of external invigilators, these are usually former teachers at JAGS.
Candidates must familiarise themselves with the JCQ rules and information governing the conduct of written and any on-screen examinations. These can be found in Appendices F and G.
Candidates will be asked to line up in silence outside of their exam room in candidate order. If the exam venue is the Sports Hall, candidates will line up in their allocated changing room or in the squash court. They will be registered before the start of each exam and will be asked to check that they do not have any unauthorised items such as mobile phones or wristwatches.
Candidates will see displayed outside of the exam room the ‘Warning to Candidates’ and Mobile Phone posters which can be found at appendices H and I. Candidates should familiarise themselves with the content of these and ensure they fully comply with these JCQ requirements.
Once candidates enter the examination room they are under strict examination conditions and must follow the invigilators' instructions at all times up to and including leaving the exam room at the end of their exam. Candidates must enter the exam room in complete silence; they must not speak, distract or communicate with other candidates in any way. Communication of any kind verbal or non-verbal is not allowed in exam rooms. Any attempt to do so may result in the candidate’s paper being disqualified. Candidates must not turn around to look to the side or behind them, as it might be perceived as an attempt to communicate and may distract other candidates.
Candidates will make their way to their desk in candidate order, face the front of the room or hall and if they need anything must raise their hand and wait for an invigilator to come to them. A member of the examination staff, or the lead invigilator, will announce that candidates are subject to the appropriate examination regulations.
Each candidate will see on their desk a candidate card bearing their photographic id, candidate number, centre number, name and in some circumstances some information as to whether they may use a laptop or have other relevant examination access arrangements.
Displayed on the walls of the examination room will be whiteboards showing the date and information concerning the examinations being sat in that session, including the examination paper code and centre number together with the start, duration and finish times for each particular examination. Clocks will be displayed on the walls and these will govern the times of any examinations. Wristwatches will not be permitted in the exam hall/room. In some sessions, papers will already be on examination desks. These must not be opened until candidates are instructed to do so.
Candidates must listen carefully to instructions and any notices read out by invigilators before the start of any examination – there may be amendments to the exam paper that they will need to know about. Candidates should check that they have the correct question paper – they should check the Examination Board, subject, unit/component, day, date, time and tier of entry (Higher or Foundation), if appropriate.. A candidate who has the wrong paper or is unsure must alert the invigilator immediately by raising their hand; there may be more than one examination taking place in the same room.
Candidates will be asked to complete the front sheet of their paper and insert the correct exam code and centre number information (this will be on the whiteboards), together with their correct legal surname, forenames (not preferred name) and candidate number in BLACK ink (unless instructed otherwise). They will also be asked to read the instructions carefully before the examinations are started.
Candidates must not open the question booklet or start the examination until instructed to do so. The examination will be officially started when all candidates in the room have received their instructions, have been reminded of the duration of their examination and have been asked if they are ready to begin.
Candidates are responsible for ensuring their writing is legible – if it cannot be read, it cannot be marked.
Invigilators are experienced in examination procedures and are subject to strict regulations; all candidates must follow their instructions at all times in the exam room. Invigilators are not able to give any advice about the academic content or otherwise of the examination but should help with requests for equipment, extra exam paper and any need to use the toilet. However, candidates will only be permitted to go to the toilet if it is absolutely necessary and only during exams lasting more than 1 hour; they will have to be escorted by an invigilator and no extra time will be allowed unless it is an authorised rest break to which some candidates may be entitled. Candidates will not be permitted to go to the toilet during the last 20 minutes of any examination. It is advisable that pupils use the toilets prior to an exam.
It is very important if there are any problems or concerns during the exam that an invigilator is informed so they can be resolved while the exam is in progress. This is particularly the case where a candidate feels unwell during an exam and feels their performance may be affected. The candidate must notify an invigilator before they leave the exam room and not wait until they have gone home to let the School know.
At the end of the examination all work must be handed in – remember to cross out any rough work. If more than one answer book has been used, complete the front cover with the number of booklets used.
Invigilators will collect exam papers before any candidates leave the room. Absolute silence must be maintained during this time. There must be no turning around or communication with any other candidates as all candidates remain under examination conditions until they have left the room. All candidates must leave the room in silence and show consideration for other candidates who may still be working.
Question papers, answer booklets and any additional paper must NOT be taken from the exam room.
Candidates must not write on the examination desks, candidate cards or other examination equipment nor draw graffiti or write offensive or inappropriate comments on examination papers as the Examination Board will refuse to mark the exam paper.
If a candidate has missed the start of an examination for whatever reason, they, or their parent/guardian, should telephone the School immediately on 020 8693 1181 and leave a message for the Examinations Officer. Depending on security and invigilation arrangements, it may be possible for the candidate to be admitted late and have the full time to sit the examination. We will make every effort to help candidates with a genuine reason and who are brought directly to School to sit the examination. However, each Examination Board has its own rules as to whether or not a candidate who arrives late may be permitted to start their paper and whether the paper will be accepted for marking. Pupils and parents should be aware that in the majority of circumstances, the School is required to make a report of the circumstances and send it to the Examination Board who may decide not to accept the paper. It should be noted that oversleeping or misreading the timetable will not be accepted as a satisfactory explanation of absence. Candidates who arrive after the end of the examination will not be admitted. If an examination is missed, it will not be possible to sit it on another day or at a different time.
Candidates should bring writing equipment (black biros or fountain pens), calculator (where permitted and in accordance with any designated calculator policy – please see Appendix L), HB pencils, coloured pencils, sharpener, erasers, ruler, mathematics equipment (compass, protractor, set square etc.) in a transparent plastic bag or a transparent pencil case. Non-transparent pencil boxes or cases will not be permitted in the examination room.
Because an increasing number of papers are now being marked online, candidates should use black ink only for all written examinations (unless specifically instructed otherwise).
Subject teachers can provide advice about any subject specific materials required for the examination, e.g. set texts.
Candidates are responsible for ensuring that they bring everything they need to the examination. They should not assume that they might borrow any equipment or stationery that they have forgotten from JAGS. Under no circumstances will they be permitted to borrow equipment from another candidate.
Some items are strictly banned from all examination rooms and should not be brought into the examination room under any circumstances. The Examination Boards treat mere possession of these following items as an infringement:
- Notes, revision materials or any form of aide memoire.
- Mobile phones.
- Personal CD/tape/minidisk players and iPods - unless permitted for individual language or music examinations.
- Any other products with an electronic communication/storage device or digital facility, this includes smart watches.
- Wristwatches are not permitted to be worn in the examination room and the School has decided that these should be removed prior to entering the examination room.
- Non-transparent pencil cases.
- Unauthorised calculators and in any event, the cases for any authorised calculator.
These items can be handed to a member of staff or an invigilator outside the examination room before the start of an examination, but the School will not be held responsible for the security of these whilst the examination is in progress. It is advised that such items are not brought to school on examination days and if they are, should be left in lockers.
Candidates should write in black ink only and not in pencil (unless specifically requested to do so) or other colours of ink (except in the case of graphs, diagrams etc. where pencil may be permitted). The use of Tipp-Ex or correction fluid/pens is not permitted. Candidates should cross through work they do not wish to be marked. Blotting paper is not allowed. Highlighter and gel pens are not allowed in answer books, they must also not be used when the question and answer paper are combined in one booklet.
Pupils should not have in their possession any notes, papers, books etc. except where specifically required. Neither should candidates bring lucky mascots etc. into the examination room.
No food items are allowed unless a medical requirement in which case, prior permission should be sought and a Doctor’s letter provided.
Rough work must be done in the answer book and neatly crossed through, but not obliterated, as it will be forwarded to the Examiner. Separate rough paper is not allowed, unless it is explicitly stated on the question paper.
Calculators are allowed in examinations (but see list of prohibited types below), except where the paper specifically prohibits them, for example certain Mathematics papers. In such a case, candidates must make sure that they hand their calculator to the invigilator outside the examination room.
Candidates are referred to Appendix L, which contains an extract from the JCQ ‘Instructions for Conducting Exams’ regarding the rules governing calculators. Calculators with any of the following facilities are prohibited:
- Data banks
- Language translators
- Retrieval of text or formulae
- Built-in symbolic algebra manipulations
- Symbolic differentiation or integration
- The capability of remote communication with other machines
- Or the internet
The use, or attempted use, of any such calculators will be regarded as malpractice.
Calculators with graphic displays and programmable calculators are permitted so long as the information and/or programmes stored in the calculator's memory are cleared before the examination. Retrieval of information and/or programmes during the examination is an infringement of the regulations.
Candidates are responsible for clearing any information and/or programmes before the start of examination.
Calculator lids, cases &/or covers, are to be removed from calculators and not brought into the examination room.
What are the regulations concerning Mobile Phones, Smartwatches, other electronic devices and wristwatches?
The regulations state that under no circumstances should a candidate be in possession of the following in an examination:
- iWatches/Smart Watches
- Mobile Phones
- MP3/4 Players
- Technological/Web Enabled sources of information.
This applies to all Public Examinations and Internal Assessments. They cause disturbance to other candidates if they ring and present clear opportunities for malpractice.
If a pupil is found to have an electronic device in the examination room the School is required to and will report it to the appropriate Examination Board. Should this happen, they are likely to be disqualified from that paper and possibly from the whole examination in that subject.
This is a very serious offence and it is the School's advice that electronic devices should not even be brought to School on examination days. If candidates must bring these, they will be given the opportunity to leave them in their lockers. Examination and Teaching Staff will, however, take no responsibility for the loss or theft of any electronic device brought to school in these circumstances.
JCQ regulations provide that wristwatches may not be worn in the examination room and as such, wristwatches must be removed before entering the examination room.
The JCQ produce an ‘Information for Candidates' set of guidance notes which must be read and understood by all candidates sitting public examinations (see Appendix F). This gives general guidelines for conduct which must be observed. Candidates will also find the ‘Warning to Candidates’ notice at Appendix H and the No Mobile Phones and other electronic equipment notice at Appendix I, which should also be read and understood.
The School and the Examination Boards regard breaches of examination regulations very seriously. Parents should please impress on their daughter the importance of good behaviour in an examination, as any activities that may disturb or upset other candidates will not be tolerated, may lead to a report to the Examination Board and could be considered malpractice.
The Head of Centre and/or the Examinations Officer have the authority to remove disruptive candidates from the examination room. Candidates who try to communicate with other candidates inside the examination venue or who create a disturbance in the examination room will be removed and the circumstances reported to the relevant Board. Candidates should also take care not to behave in a way that might lead the invigilator to suspect the possibility of misconduct. Any such infringements may result in the candidate not receiving a grade for the whole of that examination.
Candidates are asked to wait quietly outside the examination venue and to enter and leave in silence. This avoids disturbance to other candidates and helps maintain a calm atmosphere for those pupils who are nervous about their examinations or who are still working.
Pupils must wear full school uniform to examinations and should conform to the usual School rules regarding uniform and appearance when they are present in School for examinations.
Even if you would not normally visit the doctor's surgery for minor illnesses, it is important that this is done at examination time. A doctor will advise whether a pupil is fit to sit an examination. If a candidate sits a paper, a doctor should provide a letter which the School can forward to the relevant Examination Board asking for Special Consideration (see below) on the grounds of illness. If the candidate is unable to sit a paper for this reason, the Board may, after examining the doctor's letter and in the light of evidence of performance on other papers, decide to award a grade. This is largely dependent on the nature of the illness and the amount of other examination material the candidate will sit or will have sat. However, it is unlikely that an AS mark will be awarded if a unit is missed, as it is likely that the candidate will have further opportunities to sit the module.
It is essential that a doctor is seen on, or before, the day of the examination. Retrospective information is not accepted by the Examination Boards and any medical letters must be forwarded to the Examinations Officer immediately, as there is a tight deadline. Please be aware that any medical letter or certificate must be accompanied by a note detailing the examinations to which it refers and the date on which the papers were taken or to be taken. Otherwise, there can be no guarantee that all relevant examinations will be covered.
Please telephone the School if a pupil will not be attending an examination or she will be present, but is unwell or may be affected by other matters such as a family bereavement. It is helpful for the invigilator to be aware that a candidate is not feeling well or upset- for instance, the candidate may be moved to sit nearer the door and all invigilators made aware of the situation.
A-level exam results will be published via JAGSpost at 7.30am on the morning of results day. GCSE exam results will be published via JAGSpost by 7:00am on the morning of results day. In the summer, following publication of results, the Senior Leadership Team and other Teaching staff will be available to aid with queries.
2018-2019 Results Dates
A Level, Pre-U, EPQ and AS Level Results
Thursday 15th August 2019
GCSE and IGCSE Results
Thursday 22nd August 2019