A. Any students who have been approved extra examination provision by student services for a disability etc. should use the online form that is available by clicking on the link given on the exams homepage. You will receive a confirmation e-mail on submission of the online form, and your relevant Exams Officer will contact you. After the deadline, the form is removed from the web and extra examination provision will no longer be available.
A. The deadline for the special provisional needs form is in place to ensure that all students are treated fairly, and to enable examinations officers to give the best possible service to each student who requires additional provision.
A. If you have missed the deadline, you will only be permitted to receive additional time for your exams.
A. You should aim to arrive for each exam no less than 15 minutes before the start time shown on the timetable. This is to ensure you are seated by the correct exam and have sufficient time to fill in any paper work required before the exam starts.
A. Students are encouraged to only bring essential items required for the Examination, such as a pencil case or medication. Students will be able to place their mobile phone or small wallets/purses in the zip lock bag provided.
Coats maybe left on the back of your chair. Students must not at any time during the examination retrieve anything from the pockets of their coat.
A. Cardiff Met I.D Cards are required for every examination and must be placed at the top corner of your desk at the start of each exam. If you have not brought along your Cardiff Met I.D card then other forms of acceptable identification include Passport or a Photo Drivers License. If you have no form of acceptable I.D with you on the day of the exam then a mark will be placed at the top corner of your attendance slip and the matter will be reported the relevant exam board.
A. You will be provided with a sufficient number of answer books in order to complete all your examinations. It is your responsibility to ensure you have the correct pens/pencils/calculators etc that are required. Cardiff Met will not loan any of these items if you have forgotten them and once the exam has started you are not permitted to share stationery from another candidate.
A. Sometimes candidate numbers for certain exams exceed the capacity of a campus’ exam rooms. In these circumstances it is necessary for a cohort to be moved to a campus with a larger single venue. This ensures that all students on that cohort receive the same conditions for that exam.
A. As above, sometimes candidate numbers exceed the capacity of certain exam venues and it is therefore necessary to hold a single exam in two or more rooms. These rooms will be allocated and shown clearly on your timetable. All exams will start at the time stated on the timetable even if they are split between rooms. Unless otherwise instructed, students can go to any room shown on the timetable and if this room is full they will be directed to the next available room. It may be that you are instructed to go to more than one other room but co-operation with staff is important to ensure all exams start on time.
A. With the exception of toilet breaks and emergencies/mitigating circumstances, all candidates must remain in the exam room for the first 45 minutes of an exam. You will not be permitted to leave the exam venue during the last 15 minutes. Before you leave you must ensure that you have handed in all pieces of work.
A. In the first instance you should report the matter to your school. They will issue you with a Mitigating Circumstances form that will need to be filled out by you as soon as possible. You will need to show evidence of your mitigating circumstances. For instance, if you have missed an exam for medical reasons, a doctors note or similar must be obtained. This proof must be submitted to the school along with your Mitigating Circumstances Form.