Exams

Online Examinations

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Online Exams - Frequently Asked Questions

As we move to host our traditional exams online due to the Covid-19 situation, we have set out the following guidance regarding what to expect.

The following Guides will be available on your Moodle page regarding online exams, but these are available here to review in advance of any exam sittings:

Guide to Uploading Your Exam Answers to Moodle

Online Exams Instructions


FAQs for Online Exams
Online Exams FAQ Part 2

 

Word Count in Online Exams

Guidance of approximate word count for Online Exams at 1000 words per hour, quality is to be prioritised over quantity.

Online Forms for Students who Cannot Sit an Exam 

Personal Mitigating Circumstances Form (Ticketing System)
If circumstances have impacted a student's ability to undertake an assessment (such as an exam or an in-class test), requiring them to defer the opportunity, a PMC form must be submitted with supporting documentation to request this. Deferrals cannot be processed without this documentation, and are still subject to approval before these can be processed.

PMC forms must be submitted by no later than 7 days following the original assessment opportunity.
Deferred sittings will be hosted at the next available sitting of an exam - additional exams will not be hosted outside of their scheduled sittings for learners who were unable to sit the main scheduled sittings.