During Exams

Notices to Candidates


All candidates should read the JCQ (Joint Council for Qualifications) Information for Candidates notices.  These notices give guidance to candidates on Written Examinations and Social Media.

The notices can be found below.

St. Olave’s exam rules

All students must comply with uniform regulations when attending for examinations.

In accordance with exam board regulations no mobile phones, technologically enabled devices or wrist watches are allowed in the exam room, these should be placed in a locker before the start of the exam.

Candidates may bring water into the exam room in a clear plastic bottle without a label.  Candidates may also bring a snack or sweets provided that these are in clear plastic bag, with no other wrapping, and do not contain nuts. 

Illness and other mitigating circumstances

Candidates who are ill before the start of an examination should email the Exams Officer immediately and speak to the exams officer by telephone or in person no later than 45 minutes before the start of the exam.

Telephone the Exams Officer 01689 820101

It is normally best to sit an exam if feeling slightly unwell but infectious candidates may not be allowed to sit an exam and it may not be in a candidate’s best interest to sit an exam while very unwell.

Candidates should, where possible, obtain medical evidence of any illness.

Any candidate who feels unwell during an examination should notify the invigilator at the time.

Candidates experiencing other difficulties at the time of the examination should, if possible, notify the exams officer before the examination but at the latest within 24 hours of the exam.

Information for candidates - Social MediaInformation for candidates - Written Exams 2020/21