Exam Schedule - Procedures
- Exams Schedules and regulations are posted in classrooms. It is the student’s responsibility to check the schedule for the date, time and room number of their courses’ exams.
- All questions concerning exam schedules should be directed to Ms. Egilsson.
- Any exams conflicts are to be reported to Ms. Egilisson in the main office immediately.
A conflict is when a student is scheduled to write two or more exams at the same time.
If this occurs, the student must see Ms. Egilsson to reschedule the conflicting exam. When a student has an exam conflict, one exam is written during the scheduled time and Ms. Egilsson will determine which exam will be written in the next available exam time
STUDENT EXAM REGULATIONS & PROCEDURES
- Morning Exams are written from 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Lunch is from 12:30 p.m. – 1:30p.m
Afternoon Exams are written from 1:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.
- Students who arrive on a late bus are to proceed immediately to their exam room. Students late for any other reason are to report to the office. Students without valid excuses may not be permitted to write their exam.
- Students who are ill and cannot write an exam should have their parent or guardian call Ms. Egilsson at 541-8203 or 541-8217 before the exam to report the illness.
- No students are to be in the exam rooms prior to the start of exams.
- Textbooks, notebooks or other materials not required for the exam are not to be taken into the exam room.
- Hats are not to be worn in the examination room.
- No personal electronic devices are permitted in the exam room during the exam period. Specific regulations apply to the use of calculators – please see calculator use policy.
- Students are to refrain from talking to each other during the exam period. They should enter the exam room, locate a desk with a copy of their exam and begin to work. Any sharing of information is strictly forbidden. Failure to follow the above could result in a student being removed from the exam room and receiving no value for the exam.
- Students may pass in their exam to a supervising teacher before the end of the exam period if they so wish. However, students leaving the exam room(s) who wish to remain in school should go immediately to the cafetorium. Students who wish to go to their lockers after leaving their exam room must do so quietly so as not to disturb other examinations.
- Students are not to be in the halls while exams are in progress.
- Attendance at school is not required during the exam schedule IF you are not writing an examination. It is assumed that students will remain at home to prepare for examinations. Absentee and sign-out notes are not required during examinations.
- If school is cancelled during the exam period, those exams scheduled for that day will be written the next day with the schedule continuing as normal.
Preparing for Examinations
- Make sure you have all necessary course notes.
- For each subject, list all sections (topics) you have to cover and decide how well you know each one and whether some are more urgent than others.
- Organize the material you have to study into meaningful segments. (The more meaningful it is the easier you will be able to remember it.)
- Associate new things you have learned with things that you have learned previously. (The more associations you can make, the better you will remember new material.)
- Study actively. Don’t just read the material over and over and hope that it will sink in. Try to understand what you are learning rather than just memorizing it.
- Use recitation – it is both effective and versatile.
- Avoid interference between your last study session and the exam. Do only a general overview the night before the exam and then get a good night’s sleep.
- Use a schedule to organize your study time and stick to it. (Don’t leave things to the last minute or you may find yourself in a panic situation.)
- Use mnemonics to aid recall. Mnemonics are a good way to help you recall a list of items (e.g. Use ROY G. BIV to help you remember the colours of the visible spectrum – red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet).
- Take breaks when studying. Don’t try to keep concentrating for excessively long periods of time. You will stop taking in information at a certain point. Take time to revive yourself and then start fresh again.