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End of Term Examinations 

Parents’ Frequently Asked Questions


Advice below is for Parents whose children are sitting GCSE Exams during the Summer term:

Please find below some frequently asked questions:

What time do the exams start?

There will be two exam sessions each day, the first starting at 09:00am and the second at 1:30pm. Students are required to register at 07:50 ahead of the warm up sessions being run before morning exams. If students are not sitting an exam in the morning they start school at the usual time of 08:20. Students with exams during the morning sessions will be taken from the Sports Hall  / their warm up session into the examination hall, in order for the exam to start on time. Students will be dismissed at the usual finish time each day.


Does my child need to come to school when they do not have an examination?

All students must attend school at normal times in full school uniform during the whole exam period, unless instructed otherwise.


Where can I find a copy of the examination timetable?

A copy of the exam timetable will be uploaded to the website, and individual timetables provided to students ahead of the Easter break. They can request a replacement timetable from Mrs Boyer, Exams Officer. 


What happens if my child has special educational needs/disability?

Access arrangements will be in place for your child and will have been practiced during all end of term assessment and Mock exam periods. 


My child is not feeling well and has an exam what do I need to do?

It is a legal duty of parents to ensure good, regular attendance and to explain any absences. If your child is too ill to attend school you must contact the school as soon as possible in the following ways:

• By telephone 0208 319 3692, press 1 for attendance and leave a voicemail

• By email to attendance@arkgreenwich.org

Your child will be expected to complete any missed exams under exam conditions at an alternative time. This may or may not be possible to facilitate during the exam period, so missed exams should be avoided as much as possible.


What will happen if my child arrives late?

It is important that students arrive at least 10 minutes early to ensure a prompt start to their examination. If you know that your child is running late to school please contact the school in the following ways:

• By telephone 0208 319 3692, press 1 for attendance and leave a voicemail

• By email to attendance@arkgreenwich.org

Students who are late to exams may need to sit their exam under exam conditions at an alternative time.


What should my child bring to the exam?

All students are expected to bring their own stationery for their examinations including:

black writing pen x 2

sharp pencil x 2

pencil sharpener

transparent ruler


compasses and protractor

scientific calculator

transparent pencil case

It is important that students take responsibility for bringing the correct equipment to their examinations as the school will not be lending out equipment on the day.


Can my child bring food and drink to the exam?

It is important for students to keep hydrated during the exam, therefore students are encouraged to bring a clear bottle of water with them into the exam room. All drink bottle labels must be removed. No food, including mints and chewing gum are allowed in the exam room.


My child has a mobile phone, is it okay for them to keep this switched off in their pocket?

Students must not take into the exam room any potential technological/web enabled sources of information such as an MP3 player, a smart watch or a mobile phone. They cause disturbance to other candidates if they ring and can present opportunities for cheating. The Greenwich Free School’s operates a no mobile phone policy. On rare occurrences students may already be granted permission to leave a mobile phone turned off in the bottom of their bag where there is a safeguarding issue. Any students who retain a mobile phone must have expressed written permission from the school to do so.  Any student found to have one of these items in the exam room may need to re-sit their mock exam under exam conditions at an alternative time and will be subject to the school’s discipline policy. The use of metal detectors and spot checks will occur during this exam period, to prevent any malpractice.


We thank parents for their support in the lead up to exams and wish all students the best for their GCSE Examinations.