Conduct and Regulations

It's important that you go into the exam room knowing exactly what the rules are and what is expected of you. You can find all information on exams regulations and the process for any disciplinary proceedings brought against students who break the rules, on the Regulations site.

Policy on examinations Exams guidance for students Guidance on the use of calculators in exams Guidance on the use of dictionaries in exams Guidance on religious observance

Four step guide to proper exam conduct

When you're in the exam room you want everything to go as smoothly as possible, so read through this guide to make sure that you don't have any unnecessary distractions during the exam.

1. Pockets and hands

Make sure you haven't got anything in your pockets that you shouldn't, like revision notes, your phone, or any other devices that access or store information. Also, make sure that your hands are clean of any writing or symbols.

2. Invigilators

Raise your hand and wait for an invigilator to arrive if you need more paper, need to go to the toilet, if there's a problem with your paper or you're feeling unwell.

3. Valuables

Don't take valuables such as phones or wallets with you to the exam, but if you must, then place them under your desk in the plastic bag provided, making sure that they're completely switched off.

4. Coats, headwear and bags

These should be left at the back of the exam room or an alternate place designated by the Invigilators. If you wear your coat to your seat and then decide to remove it during the exam, you must place it underneath your chair.