2018 Year 11 and 12 exams 

Please read the following information. You will find Year 11 and Year 12 exam timetables at the bottom of this story.

The 2018 exams will be held in the examination room – J Block North Lake Senior Campus. 

What time should I arrive for my examination? 

For written exams, you should arrive at the examination centre 15 minutes before the scheduled start time. 

What if the bus, car or train I’m in breaks down and I’m late for an examination? 

The best advice is to plan ahead as you will not be admitted after the first 30 minutes of an exam. However, you should report to the examination centre no matter how late you are and ask the exam supervisor to note the time of your arrival. If you were too late to be admitted to the exam or if you think your lateness affected your exam performance, please speak to the Deputy Principal at your school to determine an outcome. 

What happens if I misread the examination timetable and miss an examination? 

If you miss an exam because you misread your examination timetable, you are not entitled to special consideration. Make a copy of your personal examination timetable and stick it to the fridge. Put the dates into your phone calendar with reminders set. Check it with your friends and then get someone else (like your parents) to check it again. 

What happens if I am unable to sit my examinations? 

If you suffer an illness or disability just before the exams, you should telephone the relevant Head of Department at your school to determine if special arrangements can be made for you to sit your exams. If you injure your writing arm, for example, you could be provided with a scribe. 

What should I take into an examination? 

You are responsible for taking the correct equipment into an examination and must take your signed personalised examination timetable and pens, pencils, ruler, eraser and correction fluid. Approved dictionaries are permitted in all language exams (written), except English. Approved calculators and/or notes are allowed for some exams. It’s also a good idea to take a clear plastic bottle of water (with the label removed) with a capacity of no more than 1500ml. 

What can I do during reading time? 

All written exams have 10 minutes of reading time. The purpose of reading time is to give you time to read all of the instructions on the paper, familiarise yourself with the questions and determine which questions you will do. Reading time is for reading only. No marking of the paper is allowed and you are not allowed to use a calculator. Approved dictionaries can be consulted for all language exams in which a dictionary is permitted. 

Can I take my mobile phone or iPod into the examination room? 

No, and if you do, you will have breached the examination rules and could lose some of your exam marks. This is one of the main reasons students lose marks for breaching examination rules. A complete list of exam rules is available in the Year 12 Information Handbook. 

Can I eat during an examination? 

Under normal circumstances, you cannot eat during an exam. This includes lollies, gum and any kind of drink except water in a clear plastic bottle. In special circumstances, for example, if you have diabetes, you may apply to the Curriculum Council for permission to eat during the exam. 

Can I leave an examination? 

Under normal circumstances, once you have left an examination you cannot return. To minimise disruption, students will not be permitted to leave during the first 60 minutes or last 30 minutes of any examination.