EXAMINATION INSTRUCTIONS FOR STUDENTS
A. STUDENT EXAMINATION SCHEDULE
1. It is your responsibility to note and record the DATE, the TIME, and the PLACE of each exam.
2. Every student has a schedule. Schedules will also be posted in various locations around the school.
B. EXAM MATERIALS
You must come prepared for exams with pencils, pens, ruler, eraser, calculator or any other materials indicated by your subject teacher. Leave jackets and other belongings in your locker. At the end of the exam collect belongings and leave immediately after as other exams are in progress.
C. EQUIPMENT/ELECTRONIC DEVICES
No books, backpacks, cell phones or personal electronic devices will be allowed in the exam rooms. Possessing these items in an exam room may be grounds for suspicion of improper exam conduct. A student caught using any of these devices will be deemed to be cheating. These items should be placed in your locker prior to writing an exam.
D. STUDENT ABSENCE
Students who miss a summative evaluation or formal examination for illness must present a medical certificate and a letter from their parents to their alpha administrator within 3 days. The medical certificate must state that the student is “unable to write their final examination”. In the event of a death in the family, the alpha administrator must be contacted prior to, or on the day of the scheduled final evaluation. Each case will be dealt with on an individual basis under the Ministry of Education/Peel District School Board Policy which applies to Grade 9, 10, 11, & 12 students. This could mean rescheduling the evaluation until the next semester, completing the evaluation on the make-up day, making up the credit at summer school or accepting a zero for the final evaluation. The decision will depend on the duration of the illness/family emergency, the nature of the evaluation and the progress of student to date in the course.
Examinations begin promptly. Late arrivals will not be given additional time.
If you have two exams scheduled to be written at the same time , this is a conflict. Please obtain a conflict form from the office, complete and submit it to Ms Thomas as soon as possible.
G. MUSIC PRACTICAL EXAMS
These exams are held on an appointment basis. These are formal exams; - should you be ill, please refer to Sections B & D as they also apply to these exams.
During examinations, the Library is designated as a “QUIET STUDY AREA”; it will be open from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. daily.
I. OUT OF BOUNDS
While exams are in progress, please be advised that only the Main Hallway and the Library/Cafeteria Hallway will be available for use. ALL OTHER AREAS OF THE SCHOOL ARE RESTRICTED! You should not be in restricted halls unless you are on your way to or from an exam or study area.
No food will be available for purchase in the cafeteria, as the servery will be closed.
K. EXAMINATION ROOM PROCEDURES
- Students should take care of their personal needs prior to the start of the exam.
You will be admitted to the exam room 5 minutes before the exam is scheduled to begin.
Once the exam begins, please do not leave your seat for any reason. Notify the teacher by raising your hand if you require assistance, paper, etc.
If you need to clarify any exam questions, please raise your hand and make your concerns known to the presiding teacher. Do not talk to another student.
Any attempt to cheat or communicate with another student will result in an exam mark of 'Ø'.
Students may leave the exam after 1½ hours have passed. After 1½ hours, students may leave at 30 minute intervals. For example: for 2 hour exams, students may leave after 1½ hours.
Before submitting your answer papers to the presiding teacher:
- number and initial each page and put them in numerical order;
- fold the papers in the middle;
- on the outside of the paper, PRINT your name, home form, subject, subject teacher’s name, period and total number of foolscap papers. Return all unused foolscap to the teacher.
L. EXAM REVIEW & REPORT CARD PICK-UP
On Thursday, 27 June from 8:05 to 9:45 a.m.. you will be able to review your exams with your subject teachers. THIS WILL BE THE ONLY OPPORTUNITY TO REVIEW YOUR EXAM.
REPORT CARDS will be distributed on Friday, 28 June 2013.
NOTE: If the school is closed because of inclement weather or an emergency, the exams for that day will be postponed until Monday, 24 June 2013 at the same time.