How do I register for my exams?
Before sitting an exam at King’s, you must make sure to complete module registration at the beginning of every academic year. As long as you complete module registration correctly, you will be registered to sit exams for the following modules you are registered to take.
You can check your module registrations on Student Records by following the ‘View Module Registrations’ link.
Important to know: If you need to make any changes to your module registrations, please contact your department for further guidance.
Accessing your exam timetable & seating details for your exam
Where is my personal exam timetable?
A personalised exam timetable will be available to you on Student Records. To view your timetable once you've logged into Student Records:
- Go to 'Student Homepage' tab
- Select 'My modules'
- Click on the 'View my exam timetable' link
What will my personalised exam timetable include?
Your personal exam timetable will include the following:
- A breakdown of all the modules that you are registered to sit an exam for. You will see the full list under the heading ‘Module Title’.
- The date and time that each of your exams will be taking place.
- The duration of each exam (not including any PAA allowance)
- Details of the location where your exam(s) will be held.
When will I sit for the duration of my exam?
Your personalised timetable will also include the name of the room, and allocated seat number for each of your exams. If you do not have a personalised timetable, please check the online PDF for room details for your module. A seat will be made available for you in the exam room.
If you are taking an exam at ExCeL London:
The venue shown on your timetable reflects the entry point to the exam hall. For example, Hall 10-11 is accessed through 'S6 shutter'. The Shutter numbers are visible on the main boulevard inside the venue. If you need further support finding your seat at ExCeL, you can speak to staff at King’s who will be staffing a helpdesk at the waiting area outside the exam halls.
If you are taking an exam on campus:
Please read our article Travelling to and taking your exam at Strand Campus for further guidance.
If you have been approved for Personalised Assessment Arrangements (PAA)
All PAA Exams are taking place in the Franklin Wilkins Building on Waterloo Campus. If you need further support finding your seat at Franklin Wilkins, you can speak to exam staff (who will be located close by) who can assist you further. Read our article Exam timetables 2021-22.
Important to know: Please ensure you plan your route to your exam in advance, and arrive with plenty of time and with the correct equipment.
Finding your candidate number
What is my candidate number & where can I find it?
Your candidate number is used for your exams and assessed coursework. Using candidate numbers ensures that your exam scripts and coursework are marked anonymously.
Your candidate number changes every academic year. For the 2021-22 academic year, your candidate number will begin with the letter AC followed by 5 numbers (e.g. AC12345).
You can find your candidate number on Student Records from early October, in the section called 'My Personal Details'. It will also appear on your personalised exam timetable (also available on Student Records).
Important to know:
- If you don’t have a candidate number shortly before the exam period, please log a case with us.
- For security and accuracy reasons, candidate numbers cannot be provided over the phone. As such, if the number is not appearing on your record, then it can only be provided to you via email.
- If you are resitting an assessment or have deferred your exams, you will need to use a new candidate number. Please log a case with us to request this.
What do I do if I’ve used the wrong candidate number?
Your candidate number changes every academic year. We know that sometimes students recall a number from a previous year and use this in error. If you use the wrong candidate number, then please contact your department/faculty as soon as possible to make them aware.
Exam timetable support
I can't see my exam/modules on my timetable
Your department will then ensure that your exam will be available for you to access on the day of your assessment.
I can't access my personalised exam timetable
I have a clash in my exam timetable
When contacting your department/faculty please include
- Your name
- Student ID number
- The date/time, module codes/titles of the clashing exam assessments.
Your department/faculty will then make additional arrangements to enable you to take your assessments.
Important to know: If you have any further queries or concerns about your exam timetable, please get in touch with your department/faculty in the first instance.
I have overlapping assessments
If you have overlapping 24-hour assessments within your timetable, you are expected to manage your time throughout this period to submit your assessments before the submission deadlines.
I am due to take an exam in Period 3 but it is not displaying on my personalised timetable on Student Records
If your exam is in-person, then your faculty/department should contact the Exams Office to highlight that you are sitting the exam and then you will be allocated an appropriate room and seat.
The majority of in-person exams are taking place on the Strand Campus. Students with Personalised Assessment Arrangements in place will sit their exam in the Franklin Wilkins Building on the Waterloo Campus.
Read the following articles for further guidance:
- If you are taking an exam at Stand: Travelling to and taking your exam at Strand Campus.
- If you have Personalised Assessment Arrangements and taking an in-person exam in Period 3: Exam timetables 2021-22.
I have a question about my exam timetable
During your exams, your department/faculty can also assist you with:
- General/specific queries about your exam timetable
- If an assessment is missing on your timetable
- If an incorrect module is listed on your timetable
- Exam clashes