Before the examination day
- It is the learner’s responsibility to ensure they know the correct date, time and location of all their examinations. Your notification slip can get from MHR office at least two weeks before the exams.
- Please check your timetable carefully and notify MHR admin immediately of any error or omission.
- Learners applying for any Reasonable Adjustment for their examination must do so, providing supporting evidence, no later than the closing date for examination entries.
Before the start of the examination
- Please arrive at the exam venue 30 minutes before the examination start time. Learners who arrive up to one hour after the start time of the examination may still attempt the exam but will not be granted extra time. Learners who arrive after this time will not be permitted to sit the examination.
- Learners must bring with them:
- Their exam notification slip
- Valid photo ID (Passport, National Identity Card or Photographic Driving
- A blue or black pen for completing the examination.
- Learners will be seated at least 15 minutes prior to the examination. Please complete all information on the front of the answer booklet before the exam begins.
- Learners are permitted to bring pens and pencils, erasers, rulers, geometry equipment and a non-programmable calculator (not a mobile phone with calculator function) to their desks for use in the examination. Calculators must not be programmable, and should be noiseless, cordless, and suitable for use on the desk.
- Learners may bring small packets of sweets and small bottles of water to their exam desk but if so, the learners take responsibility for any damage to their answer booklet that may result from spillage. No other food or drink is permitted.
- Learners are not permitted to bring any other materials (books, notes, dictionaries etc.) to the examination desk, even if they are not related to the exam subject. Failure to comply with this rule will be deemed malpractice and will result in disqualification.
- All personal possessions must be left away from the exam desks at a location indicated by the invigilator. This includes bags, coats, mobile phones, and mp3 players. Electronic equipment must be switched off. Small valuables e.g. wallet or credit card may be placed on the examination desk, in view of the invigilator. Any possessions brought to the exam desk may be checked for unauthorized materials. Please only bring the minimum number of belongings into the examination room. Neither Exam Invigilators are liable for the safe keeping of candidates’ possessions, or for any damage or loss whilst on exam premises.
- Examination conditions apply as soon as learners enter the exam venue. Refusal to follow instructions from the invigilator will be deemed malpractice and may lead to disqualification.
- It is the learner’s responsibility to ensure they have been given the correct question paper. Please raise your hand to inform the invigilator immediately if you believe you have been given a question paper for a different subject.
During the examination
- Do not open the question paper and begin the examination until instructed by the invigilator.
- Write all your answers with a blue or black pen. Pencil should only be used for producing graphs and diagrams.
- Start your answer to each question on a new page. If a question has sub-parts i.e. (a), (b) etc., these do not need to be started on a new page.
- All work must be written in the answer booklet provided. Rough work and calculations must be written in the answer booklet but may be crossed out if they do not form part of the answer that you wish the examiner to consider. Do not remove any pages from the answer booklet. Additional paper will be provided by the invigilator if you have used all pages of the answer booklet.
- If you wish to speak to the invigilator, raise your hand and wait for them to come to your desk. Do not call out or leave your desk.
- You must not ask for, and will not be given, any explanation of the questions.
- Learners must not communicate with any other person during the examination, except the invigilator. Do not disturb other learners or attempt to borrow any items from them.
- Any attempt to communicate or collude with, copy from, or disrupt in any other way another candidate, will be deemed malpractice and will result in disqualification.
- If you wish to use the toilet, raise your hand to attract the attention of the invigilator. An invigilator will escort you to the toilet. No extra time is allowed for toilet visits. Learners are required to turn out their pockets before and after any toilet visit.
- Learners who have finished writing and wish to leave the examination room may do so once the exam has been in progress for one hour, and with the permission of the invigilator. Please hand your answer booklet and question paper to the invigilator, and do not disturb other learners whilst leaving the room. You will not be permitted to re-enter the room.
- Any learner who leaves the examination room without supervision will not be allowed to return to the room.
- Learners must stop writing when instructed to do so by the invigilator.
- Learners must not remove answer books or question papers from the examination room. Answer books that have been removed from the room will be declared ‘null and void’.
- In the event of a fire alarm or other emergency requiring evacuation, the invigilator will instruct candidates to leave all materials on the desk, leave the room in an orderly fashion, and assemble at the designated point outside. Learners must not communicate with each other as they are still under examination conditions.
- Smoking is not permitted in the examination room or near the examination venue.