Examinations

Examinations

Where/when will my exam take place?

 

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.

I will be on holiday on the day of one of my exams, can I sit it at another date?

No. The University revision and examination periods are clearly stated on the Academic Year Calendar, which is available by clicking on the link on the left. You are expected to consult this before booking holidays. *

In most cases, examinations are scheduled to take place on the same day and at the same time as the taught elements of the course. However, this is not always possible, so please check the examinations timetable carefully.

If you have any further questions, please contact the Exams and Awards Officer on a.fullwood@worc.ac.uk  or 01905 855032.

*Where there are extenuating circumstances outside of your control which may prevent you from sitting an examination, you should make a claim for mitigating circumstances. Information is available under the 'Assessment' tab on the left hand side of the page.

What happens if I cannot attend / will arrive late / am unwell on the day of my exam

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.

What do I do if I have two exams at the same time?

Contact the Examinations Officer, Andrew Fullwood, for advice. He can be contacted by email at a.fullwood@worc.ac.uk or telephone on 01905 855032
To avoid clashes, please check at the start of the academic year that you are correctly registered on all your modules. We only take into account modules you are currently registered on when scheduling examinations. We attempt to schedule exams in the time slots when your module would normally run, however, this is not always possible.

What provision is made for students entitled to extra support?

As a student registered with the Disability and Dyslexia Service, your requirements are assessed and any relevant information on your needs will be passed to the Examination and Awards Officer in Registry Services.

If the Disability and Dyslexia Service has indicated that you are entitled to additional support during your exams (such as extra time, your own room or a PC with specific software) you will be contacted individually and informed of the date, time and location of your exam.

I have an exam coming up, but have injured my arm/hand and will not be able to write. What should I do?

You need to contact the Disability and Dyslexia Service and ask to be assessed for help and support during your examination. We will do our best to meet your needs and support you through your assessment.

If you are able to attempt the exam but are concerned that your injury may affect your performance, you should consider apply for Mitigating Circumstances. Further information is available under the 'Assessment' tab on the left hand side of this page.

Do I need to bring any ID with me?

Yes, you should bring your University photo ID card with you, and leave it face up on your desk throughout the exam.

If your card is lost or damaged, you should arrange to get a replacement card as soon as possible. Please see the FAQs in the ID card section for details of how to arrange this.

Have you got my exam results?

You will be notified of your exam results, once they are confirmed by an Examination Board, via SOLE.