Information for Students Sitting Senior School Examinations

  1. Students are to wear school uniform to all examinations and dress in consideration of the weather.
  2. Personal belongings should not be brought to school and may not be taken into the examination room. This includes bags, mobile phones, iPods, smart watches, headphones and the like, dictionaries, calculators, wallets/purses, pencil cases, computers, food stuffs (except water), cushions, blankets and any other item not directly associated with the examination.
  3. Any student requesting special conditions for the examinations must contact Ms Petersen or the school psychologist assisting them well before the examinations so that the special arrangements can be negotiated.
  4. Students are to assemble in an orderly manner outside the examination room 15 minutes before the time specified for commencement of the examination. The group is to queue ready to enter when instructed to do so by the supervisor.
  5. Students must take care in reading the examination timetable. No extra time is allowed for students who come late to an examination. Students will not be allowed to enter more than 30 minutes after reading time begins.
  6. Students are not to enter the examination room before instructed to do so. Students with special seating conditions are to be ready to identify themselves to the supervisor when they arrive.
  7. Only pens/pencils, erasers, rulers and calculators as approved for the specific examination on that day may be taken into the examination room. Where examinations permit other items, the supervisors will have been advised and allow items as required (refer to your teacher for details of what is approved for each examination).
  8. No mobile phones are allowed into the examination room. To do so is a breach of the examination rules and may result in a penalty such as loss of marks.
  9. No other electronic devices with text capability (apart from approved classpads for Mathematics examinations) are allowed into the examination room. To do so is a breach of the examination rules and may result in a penalty such as loss of marks.
  10. Answer booklets, writing paper and paper for notes/working out are provided.
  11. All examinations begin with reading time of five or 10 minutes. Students are to read only in this time and may not highlight, underline, make notes or use a calculator or other items during this period.
  12. Students must observe any rules or requirements stated on the covers examination papers.
  13. Students must comply with all instructions given by supervisors.
  14. Talking or any communication between candidates is strictly forbidden during examinations. Students requiring the attention of a supervisor should raise their arm to attract attention. Breach of this rule is a serious offence and may lead to a severe penalty such as disqualification.
  15. Students who have an exceptional reason to have a break may ask to leave the room in the company of a supervisor. A student who leaves without permission will not be permitted to re-enter.
  16. Students may leave the room permanently after the first 60 minutes and up until the last 15 minutes of the examination. Having stated the intention to leave the examination, the student will not be permitted to re-enter.
  17. At the conclusion of the examination students must stop writing when directed to do so by the supervisor. Students are to remain seated until all papers have been collected
  18. When directed to do so by the supervisor, students may stand and then leave.
  19. In the case of absence for any reason, contact the Year Coordinator or Program Coordinator in Student Services as soon as it occurs and advise him/her of the reason. Students unable to attend an examination due to illness must obtain a medical certificate covering the period of absence from the examination/s. Medical certificates must be presented to the relevant Student Services staff as soon as possible.