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I am unable to attend my in-person exam due to mitigating circumstances
How can I prepare to take an exam at King’s
We included additional links to helpful articles below:
- Read our article Support when registering for your exams & accessing your exam timetable for further guidance on:
- Registering for your exams
- Finding your candidate number and seat
- Accessing your personal exam timetable on Student Records
- Read our article How can I prepare for assessments at King’s?
Important to know: You can view a PDF version of the full Exam Period 3 timetable within our article Exam timetables 2022-23 which will show the date, time and general location of all exams taking place in Exam Period 3. The exam timetable for Period 3 is scheduled to be published on 27 July.
I have Personalised Assessment Arrangements; where will I take my exam?
Please read our article Exam timetables 2022-23 for further guidance.
I am due to take an exam in Exam Period 3, but it is not displaying on my personalised exam timetable on Student Records
Please contact your department/faculty to confirm any exams that you are expected to take during Exam Period 3.
Your faculty/department will be able to confirm:
- If you are due to take the exam and:
- If your exam is in person or remote and online
If your exam is in-person, then your department/faculty will need to contact the Exams Office on your behalf to inform them of your intention to sit your exam. Following this, you will be allocated an appropriate room and/or seat.
The full address is Strand, London, WC2R 2LS.
What identification do I need to enter the exam venue & exam hall?
It’s essential that you remember to bring your student ID card to all of your exams in order to gain entrance to the exam venue, and to the exam hall within the venue. You will be required to put your ID card on your desk, once seated in the exam hall. If you’ve lost your student ID card some time prior to your exam, or it has been damaged so it is no longer recognisable, you must obtain a replacement card in good time before the exam.
For further guidance on obtaining a replacement ID card please see I need a replacement student ID card.
If you are unable to arrange a replacement in good time/ waiting for your replacement ID card
Please arrive at the Strand campus reception at least an hour before your exam is scheduled to begin. This will give you enough time to speak to staff at reception who may be able to arrange temporary ID which will give you access to our campus.
Once you’ve arrived, inform our security team at the Strand Reception. You may be required to fill in additional documentation and provide the following:
- Proof of your enrolment/re-enrolment at King’s
- An alternative ID (such as a driver’s license or passport) and;
- Provide your K number.
If you have ordered a replacement ID card, you can also show your order confirmation to our Security team. Read our article I need a replacement student ID card for further guidance on accessing campus while you wait for a replacement ID card.
Prior to the start of your exam, present yourself to the Head Invigilator, who will advise further.
Behaviour expectations during your exam
Our standard expectations of students during exams help to ensure that everyone has a fair chance to perform at their best. When taking an exam at King's you must:
- Make sure that all electronic devices have been turned off
- Walk to your allocated seat in silence
- Ensure your student ID card is placed next to your seat number
- Check that you have the correct exam paper in front of you, but do not open your paper until your exam starts
- Not talk during the exam, other than to an invigilator
- Listen and follow any instructions given by the invigilator
- Not write anything other than your candidate details on the exam script envelope or other exam stationery
- Write your exam in English, unless another language is specified for the exam.
What should I do with my personal belongings?
You must not touch or open these times once seated and during the exam. Once you have finished the exam, all items must be taken with you out of the exam hall.
To make your exam as stress-free as possible, remember to switch your phone/devices off and place them in your bag or coat plastic wallet. It is an exam hall offence to have a mobile phone on you (e.g. in a trouser pocket) during an exam. For a full list of exam hall offences please read our article What are exam hall offences?
When can I start my exam?
You are not allowed to start your exam or open the exam paper until the start of the exam is announced by an invigilator. Once all students are sitting in their allocated seat in the exam hall, the invigilator will announce the start of the exam.
Can I ask questions during my exam?
If you need to ask any questions, or if you feel unwell raise your hand and wait for an invigilator to come to your desk. If you have a question about your exam paper, then you will be provided with a form on which you can write your question. Any queries about the exam will be answered at the end of the exam.
Can I go to the toilet during my exam?
Depending on the exam venue, you might need to follow certain instructions when going to the toilet, so please listen carefully to invigilators at the start of exams.
I am unable to attend my in-person exam, what can I do?
We understand that students sometimes have exceptional circumstances which mean they are unable to attend their in-person exam. If you are unwell, or have other mitigating circumstances before, during, or after an exam, you should apply for mitigating circumstances; read our article What are mitigating circumstances? for further guidance.
What happens at the end of my exam?
Once your exam has ended, the invigilator will instruct all students to stop writing immediately. You will then be instructed to check that your candidate number and seat number have been written clearly on all examination stationery.
You will need to ensure that all exam papers, answer booklets/multiple-choice question sheets, and any paper used for rough working out are placed inside your exam envelope. You should then remain seated in silence until your exam envelope has been collected by an invigilator. Once everything has been collected, you will be allowed to leave the exam hall, although this may be done in rows to avoid disturbing other students. Please don’t talk until after you have left the exam hall.
Important to know:
- You are responsible for ensuring that all work completed during the exam is put inside the exam envelope and that your candidate number is written clearly on all exam stationery.
- Multiple choice question papers do not need to be attached with any string and can be placed inside the exam envelope.
- You are not allowed to take any exam papers or exam stationery from the exam hall, even if you didn’t write on them.
When will my exam results be available?
Please read our article Your exam results for more information.