Examinations

Examinations

Exam RoomExaminations in the 2017 - 18 academic year will be taking place during the following periods:

Examinations in the 2017 - 18 academic year will be taking place during the following periods:

Semester 1 exams: 15 - 19 January 2018 (Timetable to be published in due course)

Semester 2 exams: 14 - 18 May 2018 (Timetable to be published in due course)

Resit exams: 2 - 6 July 2018 (Timetable to be published in due course)

Please note that all students are expected to ensure their availability during these times, and to arrange holidays and employment accordingly

If you are entitled to receive additional support when sitting examinations, you will be contacted individually to discuss these requirements. If you have any questions about your exams, you should contact Andrew Fullwood, Examinations & Awards Officer, on a.fullwood@worc.ac.uk or 01905 855032

What to do if you cannot attend your exam/you will arrive late to your exam  

Please be aware that students can be admitted to the exam room up to half an hour after the start of an examination, so if you are delayed by traffic or public transport you may still be able to attend. If you cannot arrive within the first half an hour of the exam, you must still make every attempt to arrive at the exam room BEFORE the exam has finished. If you are seen by the invigilator or the examination officer before the examination has finished, we will be able to give you a grade of late submission which will permit you reassessment for that module (this is instead of a grade of non submission which would cause you to fail the module and retake it, with attendance, in the following academic year).  

What to do if you feel unwell in your exam

If you are unwell or there are extenuating circumstances which will prevent you from attending your exam or performing to the best of your ability in the exam, you should make a claim for mitigating circumstances. You can find the claim form and further information on your SOLE page. You will need to attach independent evidence to your claim form, in accordance with the mitigating circumstances regulations.  

Please be aware that holidays and personal organisation are not grounds for mitigating circumstances.

Examination and In-Class Test Arrangements for Disabled Students.

Q - How do I know if I am entitled to disability-related exam support?

A -  The Disability and Dyslexia Service will issue you a letter (form DDS1) outlining any examination adjustments you can make use of.  An example would be extra time.  If at any stage you want to discuss your exam entitlements please make an appointment to see a Disability Adviser in the Peirson Study and Guidance Centre, or for adjustments relating to mental health difficulties you should contact the Counselling and Mental Health Service. 

Q – what should I do if I don’t have a form DDS1?

A - Contact the Disability and Dyslexia Service, or if appropriate the Counselling and Mental Health Service straight away to discuss.  You should make contact at least 4 weeks prior to the examination date as late applications will not usually be considered.

Q- If I have form DDS1 do I need to do anything to ensure I get the support referred to in exams?

A – If you are entitled to extra time only, then you will be sitting your exam with the main cohort (unless you hear differently from Registry Exams Officer) and you will be given the same exam/test information as other students concerning where to go.   If you are entitled to any other adjustments - for example the use of support worker or equipment or a separate room - then you should expect to hear from the University two to three weeks prior to the exam/test date to firm up arrangements.  If you still have not been contacted 10 days prior to the exam date  you should contact the University  to clarify what provisions have been arranged.

NOTE: For exam weeks:- The Disability and Dyslexia Service will be in touch with students eligible for a scribe and or reader.  The Examinations & Awards Officer, Registry Services, co-ordinates provisions and is in touch with students entitled to all other adjustments. For in-class tests:-  Your module tutor organises your provisions.   It is therefore essential that you give your module leader your up-to-date DDS1 form well in advance of your test (and at least 3 weeks prior to the test date). Please ensure you respond to any requests for information concerning your exam / in-class test provisions otherwise support may not be arranged.

Q – Will I need to bring anything along to the exam / in-class test in relation to my entitlements?

A –  You should bring your DDS1 letter  to the exam / in-class test in case you are asked to confirm your entitlements when you arrive. If you use coloured overlays to read please bring these.     If you are entitled to sensitive marking remember to print off a Sensitive Marking Request Form from your SOLE page in advance and bring it with you to attach to your written work Any equipment you are entitled to use will be supplied by the university.

Q – Whom should I contact if I have queries relating to my exam arrangements?

A –   General enquiries concerning eligibility for alternative assessment arrangements and organising a support worker for an upcoming exam:- Disability and Dyslexia Service 01905 85 5531 Peirson Study and Guidance Centre disability@worc.ac.uk Counselling and Mental Health Service (to discuss entitlements relating to mental health difficulties) 01905 85 5447 Woodbury WB080 mentalhealth@worc.ac.uk

Enquiries relating to the practical organisation of your previously agreed exam arrangements:

For Examinations during timetable examination weeks: Andrew Fullwood Examinations & Awards Officer A.Fullwood@worc.ac.uk Registry Services WB 090 01905 85 5032

For any in-class tests: Your module leader

Examination regulations - instructions to candidates

Policy concerning students requiring special arrangements in Examinations

Code of Practice on Invigilation

Managing Exam Anxiety

External Examiners