Admission Slips Need it to enter exams Have it at all times Supervisors are not teachers- they will not know you The admission slip is your “Boarding Pass” Have someone at home check you have all the right gear! What if I forget my admission slip? Print one off using your NZQA login Student office can print one off Any copy must be signed by Mr. Morar Bring photo ID Before exams Start a regular revision timetable NOW! Arrange for time off work or other commitments Take regular, short breaks and exercise Eat lots of brain food. Limit coffee and energy drinks Study at times that suit your body clock Highlight the days and times of exams I want my results notice sent to me in January? Order a results notice using your learner login on the NZQA website. Exams materials In a clear plastic bag Black/ blue pen only Calculator (approved and cleared memory) Spare batteries or spare calculator Admission slip Other: ruler, coloured pencils…. Water bottle, no food except cough lozenge NOT allowed to borrow items from others in the exam Emergency Pack In a clear bag Keys, wallet, medicine, bus pass, cellphone (off) This is kept under your desk and only accessed by asking the supervisor If there is an earthquake- Duck, Cover Hold If there is an evacuation- only take your emergency pack. Day of the exams Eat a decent breakfast/ lunch Check your exam pack and admission slip Wear comfortable clothing (bring a jacket) Be prepared for colds/ coughs etc Get to school 30 minutes before (allow for traffic) On the correct day and time Go to bathroom Check whiteboard by hall for exam room Have a routine that works for pre exam time If you are more than 30 mins late to an exam you will not be admitted. Call school if you are unexpectedly late Exam times 9.30 am 2pm 3 hours in total Cannot leave in first 45 minutes and in the last 15 minutes In the exam Wait outside the room until called in by the supervisor Calculator check: Maths, Science, Commerce Sit at the desk assigned to you Write clearly in black/ blue pen- no twink Cross out anything you do not want to be marked Take care and pay attention to detail Mobile phones to stay off and in emergency packs Bags at front of room Extra paper is at the back of the exam (ask supervisor for more) What NOT to do No communicating with others No distracting others in the room No copying No writing offensive comments or doodling on your paper No dictionaries or translators Do not use Twink- cross out mistakes, ask for extra paper Do not bring your own paper. What if I choose not to sit a paper? Leave the paper blank – standard not assessed If you write on a paper it will be live and will be marked – you could risk not achieved. Go into the exam with a plan ie which papers, how much time to spend on each… Tips Answer all parts of all questions (an attempt may give you some marks which add up) Unless you are doing less than 3 standards, do NOT leave early Check and double check your work Leaving an exam room Put up your hand and wait for the supervisor to check you out When you leave, do not make any noise until you are well outside the building What if an unexpected event affects my performance? If due to illness or some other unexpected event, you cannot sit the exam or your performance is impaired, you may apply for a derived grade No derived grade if: ongoing illness, or anxiety, panic attacks, these are part of exam stress and need to be managed If you are ill you must get a form and go to the doctor within a day of the exam If some other event affects your performance get a form from WGC4Me or from Mr. Morar A derived grade must come from a standard specific grade held by the school in a practice exam or test. Results Are out in mid January Check online Order a results notice now if you want one sent Papers get returned to you Papers can be sent back for reconsideration Advise the school and NZQA of any change of address Do your best and Good luck!