EXAMINATION RULES AND TIPS - MARCH 2017
Our examinations begin on XXX. Learners have already received the exam time table as well as the work to be studied for the exams. We trust that you have helped your children to set up a study time table and that they are keeping up to date with homework and the handing in of tasks. Also, each learner should have all the stationery and other requirements for each examination, eg. calculator. During the examination there will be no lending or borrowing of stationery or any other supplies. School attendance is of the utmost importance every day, but particularly before and during the examination. A doctor’s certificate is required if a learner is absent on an examination day.
If not, the learner will not receive any marks for that particular exam.
The following Examination Rules apply:
- Prepare well for your exam - study hard.
- Pack you schoolbag the night before – ensure that you have everything you need.
- Make sure that you have all your stationery.
- Get a good night’s rest - don’t go to bed too late.
- Have breakfast in the morning before school.
- If the teacher gives you time to revise before the exam, study – don’t waste time.
- Try not to run around during break – you will be hot and bothered after break and will not be able to focus properly on your work.
- Make sure that you visit the bathroom before school and during breaks.
During the exam session:
- Cell phones should be switched off and put away at all times.
- Do not bring any toys to school – these will be confiscated.
- Put away all other books and papers before you start writing.
- No borrowing of stationery will be allowed.
- Absolutely no talking or walking around in class.
- Do not scratch under your desk or in your schoolbag.
- If you have a problem, raise your hand and wait for the teacher to attend to you.
- Keep your work covered at all times.
- Do not copy another learner’s work.
- When you have completed the exam, check your work and then sit quietly until the teacher collects all the papers.
Dishonesty during an examination – extract from School Assessment Policy
“Where a learner has been dishonest during an exam or test, the educator should sign and date the learners’ script. All marks for work which was done up to the time of the educator’s signature will be forfeited. The learner will be given a warning and may continue writing the test.”