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Revision and examinations
Revision and examinations

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3.11 Stage 7: Checking and making arrangements - a week before the exam

Mistakes often happen because students are anxious and pressured for time when preparing for an exam. We suggest that, a week before the exam, you check and make notes along the following lines.

  1. The date and time of the exam.
  2. The whereabouts of the exam centre. If time is going to be at a premium on the day of the exam, it would be well worth checking how to get to the exam centre, and how long it will take. You can then decide on your mode of travel, and look into parking arrangements if you are going in your own car.
  3. Do the items you can take into the exam - texts, dictionaries, calculators etc. – have a particular specification? Your exam guidance should give these details if you are unsure.
  4. It is usually permissible to take light refreshments, sweets or drinks into the exam room, as long as you respect the needs of others. Decide what to have with you.