Following a review of exams procedures JMHS will now start all morning exams at 9:00 and all afternoon exams at 13:00. Students must ensure that they arrive at the exam venue at least 20 minutes before the start time of the exam. Parents will need to ensure that suitable travel arrangements exist for students where exams finish after normal school hours.
Equipment required for Exams
Please can Students and their Parents ensure that they bring the appropriate equipment to all exams. To avoid delays at the start of the exam disadvantaging all candidates, equipment will not be lent out in the exam venue until the exam has commenced, hence students need to ensure that they arrive at the venue with all of the equipment that they require:
3. Black ink pen (biro, roller ball, etc.)
4. Pencil (sharp, not coloured, and appropriate hardness – i.e. HB – 2H)
6. Pencil sharpenerand additionally for some Maths exams7. Compass
Controlled Assessment is similar to coursework in many ways but is carried out under supervised conditions. It aims to give candidates an opportunity to show what they know about a certain topic or area of a subject. For more information see the JCQ Notice to candidates – controlled assessments or this guide in plain English.
Ofqual, in partnership with plagiarismadvice.org, has published three new guides to give teachers, students and parents/carers a greater understanding of how to produce honest, authentic and correctly referenced work. The guides are available for download from http://www.ofqual.gov.uk/plagiarism The Student Guide – Using Sources describes how sources can be checked for authenticity, authority and accuracy using a range of techniques including specific advice about popular wiki resources, such as Wikipedia – which the guide highlights as an excellent starting point for research – so long as the material is verified using authoritative sources!
The Parents’ Guide includes additional background information on the subject of plagiarism.
Dates for forthcoming exams
|Summer 2017 AS and A2||Thursday 17 August|
|Summer 2017 GCSE||Thursday 24 August|
All of the exams are run to the rules set out by the Joint Council for Qualifications
Candidates attention is drawn to the following documents:
Please contact the Exams Officer with any enquiries (term time only):
JMHS retains uncollected exam certificates for one year from the date of issue after which any unclaimed certificates may be destroyed by a secure method (for example by shredding or incineration) in accordance with guidelines from the JCQ. To obtain copies of past certificates you should contact the exam board(s) whose exams you originally sat.
Ofqual Guides – Advice and Training. Available at: www.plagiarismadvice.org (Accessed: 24 February 2010)