Before taking your assessments you should:
Read and understand the rules governing Academic Misconduct and familiarise yourself with the Academic Regulation on Misconduct before taking an exam at King’s. It is of the upmost importance that you are aware of the rules regarding examinations at King’s.
Check that you are registered for your upcoming exams in good time.
If you have issues accessing your personalised exam timetable you may need to sit your exam as an unregistered student; take a look at our article I'm unregistered for my exam/I can't access my personalised exam timetable, what can I do?
Check your candidate number, which can also be found on Student Records.
Ensure you are able to access the platform that your exams are scheduled to take place (e.g. KEATS) a couple of weeks before your exam. If you are having issues with accessing the platform your exams are scheduled to take place, please contact your department/faculty as soon as possible.
Ensure you have all the equipment you'll need to help you revise and take assessments. You should also take a look at your course handbook for guidance on more information on the equipment you'll need throughout your studies.
You should turn on the auto-save option on Microsoft Word or Pages, and the auto spell-checker. If you are using any assistive technology the day of your online exam, make sure you are familiar with how to use this (for example, MS Word read Aloud, speech to text).
Additional support for alternative online assessments
Where should I take/study for my exams?
Whenever possible, you should ensure in advance that you have a quiet place for you to take your online exam, where you will not be disturbed by others. If you are in a shared environment, it may also be useful to let others know that you will be taking an online exam in advance.
Will I receive additional time for online assessments?
The format of the online exam you are taking will determine if additional time will be included for your assessment:
For online exams taken over a 24-hour period no additional time will be awarded. The expectation is that such assessments will take approximately the same length of time as a traditional exam, and thus the 24-hour time period allows for any extra time or rest breaks you would have taken in an invigilated exam on campus.
For online exams with a fixed duration (e.g. 2-4 hours), if your PAA include additional time then this will be added. Additional time may also be included for online exam paper download and collation/upload periods.
If you have a coursework coversheet as part of your PAA provisions then you should attach this to the first page of your document.
If you need access to a laptop and Mifi stick, you can request to borrow IT equipment from King's.
If you are experiencing difficulties with accessing online learning and resources or issues with hardware, please contact the IT Service Desk. Please read our article What can I expect during my online exam? for guidance on contacting IT with technical issues with online exams.
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