At Atlantic Academy students will take external public exams at the completion of their courses, usually at the end of Year 11. There are some subjects where they sit exams throughout their course, for example in BTEC qualifications.
All exam dates will be notified to parents, carers and students in advance, including seating arrangements and required equipment.
We understand that exams can be stressful for students. If students are feeling stressed or anxious, they can talk to their teacher. As a parent or carer there are some useful tips on helping your child beat exam stress on the NHS website.
Instructions for candidates ahead of an examination
A short, animated video detailing the instructions which students should be aware of ahead of an examination series. This video highlights the rules which apply before, during and after an examination.
Information for Candidates
Each year, the JCQ (Joint Council for Qualifications) publish a number of documents with information for candidates to help them understand the regulations surrounding examinations.
We will of course help all students to understand what is expected of them, but we do encourage them to read the documents too.
You can find more information on the JCQ website.
Exam Checklist for Students
Students will need:
A copy of their personalised timetable showing their seat number.
They MUST have a clear pencil case or clear plastic bag containing ALL the following items for all of their exams:
Black Pen x 2
HB pencil x 2
Calculator - with no cover (preferably Scientific)
Bottle of water (this must be in a clear unlabelled bottle and kept on the floor next to your exam desk )
Please note: Students will not be allowed iPods, mobile phones, MP3/4 players, watches or any device with a potential technological/web enabled source of information.
Exam Regulations for Students
1. Be on time for all your exams. If you are late, your work might not be accepted.
2. Do not become involved in any unfair or dishonest practice during the exam.
3. If you try to cheat, or break the rules in any way, you could be disqualified from all your subjects.
4. You must not take into the exam room:
(b) an iPod, a mobile phone, MP3/4 player or similar device, or a watch.
Any pencil cases taken into the exam room must be see-through.
Remember: possession of unauthorised material is breaking the rules, even if you do not intend to use it, and you will be subject to penalty and possible disqualification.
5. If you have a watch, the invigilator will ask you to hand it to them.
6. Do not use correcting pens, fluid or tape, erasable pens, highlighters or gel pens in your answers.
7. Do not talk to or try to communicate with, or disturb other candidates once the exam has started.
8. You must not write inappropriate, obscene or offensive material.
9. If you leave the exam room unaccompanied by an invigilator before the exam has finished, you will not be allowed to return.
10. Do not borrow anything from another candidate during the exam.
These posters will be displayed outside of the examination room