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Exam Information 2016 – 2017

1. Exam Times

  • Exam
    Morning exams start at 9:00am
  • Afternoon exams start at 1:30pm
NB: Preparation exams may start at different times. These times will be indicated on the Preparation Exam timetable.

Where an exam timetable clash occurs students will take one exam after the other with a short supervised break between papers.  Students will be isolated during this break and will not be allowed access to their mobile phone or any other electronic device.  Students should bring refreshments with them for this period.

Students should report to their designated exam room 10 minutes prior to the start of the exam. For morning exams students are expected to attend the start of their timetabled period 1 lesson and will be dismissed by their class teacher at 8.45am.

 Exam Timetable Summer 2017

2. Personal Exam Timetables

Students will receive, via their tutor, a personal exam timetable prior to each series of exams.  It is vital that the students check carefully to ensure all entries are correct.  Any queries should be reported immediately to Miss Leach for investigation. The personal timetable will detail the exam room and seat number for each exam being undertaken. Students must ensure that this timetable is kept safe and that they know where they are sitting prior to entering the exam room. A seating plan is displayed on the exams noticeboard prior to each exam.  

3. Centre Number

The Centre number for Westfield Academy is 63465. This will remain the same for all exams.

4. Candidate Number (Exam Number)

The student’s candidate number is printed on their personal exam timetable and on their exam identity card which is placed in advance on their exam desk.  A student’s exam number will remain the same throughout their time at Westfield Academy.  All students need to remember this 4 digit number.

4. Exam Rules

  • All students must be silent whilst entering the exam room, throughout the exam and when leaving the exam room. Students must not talk to, attempt to communicate with or disturb other candidates in any way.  If there is a breach of this rule, the Exams Officer has no choice but to notify the Exam Board which may result in disqualification from the Exam.
  • Students must ensure that no mobile phones/ipods/mp3 players or products with an electronic communication/storage device or digital facility are brought into the exam room. Possession of unauthorised items is an infringement of the regulations and could result in disqualification from the current exam and overall qualification. Candidates are advised that mobile phones in particular must not be in their possession whether switched on or not.
  • Students must write in black ink, unless the instructions on the front of the question paper say otherwise.
  • Students should write their full legal name, centre number, candidate number and unit or component code or paper details on their answer booklet(s) and on any additional answer sheets used.
  • Do all work, including rough work, on exam stationery unless otherwise stated.
  • Write answers in the designated sections of the answer booklet.
  • Neatly cross through any rough work but not make it totally illegible, as it will be forwarded to the examiner.
  • Do any rough work for multiple choice papers in the question book.
    • Students may not take any exam stationary or rough workings out of the exam room with them or similar

Students must not use:

  • Correcting pens, fluid or tape.
  • Erasable pens.
  • Highlighter pens in their answers (although they may use them to highlight questions within the question paper or question/answer booklet).
  • Gel pens in their answers.
  • Reading pens.
  • Blotting paper.

5. Emergency Procedures

In the case of an emergency, such as a fire alarm:-

Once it is has been established that the alarm has not been rung in error:


  • The invigilators will stop the examination and make a note of the time.
  • Students will be instructed to close their examination scripts, leave the examination room in silence and walk to the designated assembly point for exams (new cricket fields on the old Westfield Infants site).
  • Students will not be allowed to collect personal belongings as they may contain unauthorised materials or mobile phones.
  • A register will be taken and the Examinations Officer immediately notified of any absentees.
  • Once all students have been accounted for, students will need to await further instructions.  Students MUST NOT return to the building until authorised to do so by the Examinations Officer.
  • All Students should remain in group(s) with the invigilator(s).  To ensure there is no collusion, candidates should not discuss the examination with each other whilst they are out of the examination room.  The Examinations Officer will be notified of the name/candidate number of any student who does not comply with this instruction.
  • Once permitted, students will be asked to return to the examination room and continue with their examination.  Invigilators will make a note of the time and duration of the interruption and record it. 
  • Students will be allowed the full working time prescribed for the examination.


Exam Policy