Ingleburn High School

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Examination Rules - Yrs 11 & 12

  • It is the student's responsibility to read the examination timetable thoroughly. Misreading an examination timetable is not grounds for appeal.


  • Students must assemble on the Administration Office side of the school hall, Asphalt, at least TEN (10) minutes before the scheduled commencement of the exam. Students will then be instructed on where they will be sitting, expectations and where bags will be placed.


  • Students are not permitted to enter the exam after exam commencement for any reason. Students arriving late should report immediately to the Front Office to be referred to the Deputy Principal.


  • Students are not permitted to leave the exam until the allocated exam time has elapsed in full and the Supervisors dismiss the candidates. E.g. If an exam is scheduled to run for 1 hour 40 minutes you must stay for the full 1 hour 40 minute duration.


  • Students must bring all equipment/materials for the exam in good working order.


  • Answer booklets are provided. Students must not bring their own answer paper.


  • All items (pens, pencils, rulers, calculators, etc) brought into the examination hall are to be included in a clear plastic sleeve,to be easily checked and avoid any suspicion of cheating.


  • Only clear liquid (bottled water) is permitted in a firm, clear plastic bottle.


  • Bags are to be placed where directed – well away from examination desks.


  • Mobile phones should be left at home. At the minimum they must be switched OFF and left in bags. If a mobile phone causes a disruption it will be treated very seriously and may result in penalties to the owner.


  • No borrowingis permitted in the examination hall. This includes calculators.


  • To allow all students to concentrate and perform at their best, no noise is permitted inside the examination Hall. Once inside the Hall, silence is to be observed and all instructions are to be followed.


  • Out of respect for your fellow students, all movement in the Hall (e.g. going to the toilet, closing doors, adjusting your seat, coughing etc.) should be as quiet and respectful as possible. Please lift chairs rather than sliding, lift feet rather than plodding/shuffling, muffle coughs and yawns and wear suitable shoes.


  1. If there is a question or problem, students must raise their hand silently and wait for a supervisor to attend them. Students should then very quietlyconsult with the supervisor.


  • Toilet breaks in examination time are to be avoided. If unavoidable, raise your hand and wait for permission from the supervisor. Be respectful and quiet when moving to the toilet.


  • Reading Time is strictly adhered to: Students are not to write at all during the reading time.


  • Attendance is compulsory for all examinations students are scheduled to complete. Throughout the exam period, normal classes are suspended, and students not attending exams should be at home actively studying.


  • When directed all students must complete attendance slips in every examination.


  • Students will be notified when 10 minutes remain in their exam.


  • As they leave, students should ensure tables and chairs are neat and ready for the next examination before exiting the hall, when directed, in a quiet and orderly fashion.


  • Students who miss an examination due to illness or unforeseen circumstances should telephone the school and leave a message through the Front Office (Ph: 9605 1509) for the Deputy Principal. The normal Assessment Illness/Misadventure Appeals process will be followed.


  • If an examination is missed, you must collect an Illness/Misadventure Form from the Deputy Principal as soon as possible and follow the appeal process outlined in the Assessment Handbook with the appropriate evidence attached. Staff members (Deputy Principal; Year Advisor; Class Teacher) can assist you with this process.


  • Where possible, an exam will be rescheduled within the existing exam period to coincide with available staffing rosters and students must be prepared for this. The Illness/Misadventure process will then determine the overall outcome (whether marks are allocated or an estimate awarded) as directed by the Appeal Panel.


  • Students are NOT permitted to take any electronic devices into any examination – except approved calculators.


  • If you have any questions or concerns, please see your Year Advisor, Deputy Principal or Teacher for clarification and support.


  • Remember – Exam performance improves significantly by simply staying for the duration and continuing to check and improve your responses. Make positive choices!


  • Please remember, at all times, exam rules are there to ensure a level playing field – they are about equity and fairness.Please do your bit to contribute to a smooth exam period wherein everyone has the chance to perform at their personal best. Your cooperation with all rules is expected and appreciated.