JCQ have introduced a contingency plan for the GCE and GCSE examinations. Should sustained national or local disruption arise during the May/June 2019 examination series, examinations may be rescheduled to a date later in the series. This is only for national or regional emergencies, examinations for individual students cannot be rescheduled.
ALL CANDIDATES MUST ENSURE THEY ARE AVAILABLE ON ALL DATES UP TO AND INCLUDING 26 JUNE 2019
The examination season is fast approaching and, as we are now living in a digital age policing examinations is becoming increasingly difficult.
As examination awarding bodies treat the possession of unauthorised materials in examinations as an extremely serious offence I would like to draw your attention to a number of items that are strictly not allowed in an examination.
For examinations students must not have in their possession any of the following unauthorised materials:
NO POTENTIAL TECHNOLOGICAL/WEB ENABLE SOURCES OF INFORMATION
The possession of any unauthorised items, such as a mobile phone or a smartwatch, is regarded as a serious offence and could result in DISQUALIFICATION from the examination and overall qualification.
As an Academy we do not want to ban students from wearing watches in examinations as some have done, but, as smartwatches become more readily available we are asking you not to bring any of the above items into examinations.
Any mobile device found on a student during an examination will be confiscated and reported to the examination body as ‘suspected malpractice’ as instructed by the examination regulations.