Examinations

Exam Timetable and Guidance

To check the dates and times of examinations and where they will be held, please refer to ExamTrack. Please check promptly once the unroomed timetable has been published, so as to plan your revision and to ascertain whether you have any exams which clash. Exams will not always be held at the building or site at which the module is taught, and are not scheduled to be on the same day of the week as teaching. 

 

Seen examination papers, together with case studies to be considered in advance of the exams, are published on the website. For 2017/18 they will be published on:

Autumn semester: 11 December 2017
Spring semester: 23 April 2018
Summer reassessment period: 4 July 2018

They may be viewed and printed from the Seen Exams web page from the day of publication.

Students who have two examinations scheduled on the same morning, afternoon or evening (or who have an hour or less between successive exams on different campuses) should apply for clash exam arrangements. You will need to take both exams on the specified day but in a separate location from the main scheduled exam. A student with exam clashes will not be permitted to leave the clash room between the two exams.

It is a student's responsibility to notify the University of examination clashes as soon as possible after the publication of the exam timetable. For 2017/18 the deadlines are:

Autumn semester: 15 January 2018
Spring semester: 7 May 2018
Summer reassessment period: 11 July 2018

Clash Definition

Students who have two examinations scheduled on the same morning, afternoon or evening will need to take both exams on the same day in a separate location. Note that exams taking place on the same date but at different times (morning, afternoon or evening) are not classed as clashes and should be taken as normal. Clash arrangements will only be made for students who have two or more exams on the same date at the same time. (Exceptionally, if there is a need to travel between campuses between a morning exam and an afternoon exam, or between an afternoon and an evening exam, and the time between the exams is an hour or less, a student may request clash arrangements.) 

What to do if you have an exam clash

It is your responsibility to check the main published exam timetable on ExamTrack as soon as this is published, to identify any clash of exams, and to advise the Assessment & Conferment Office as soon as possible and no later than the Monday before the start of the examination period, in one of the following ways:

by email - clash@londonmet.ac.uk with the completed notification of clash form as an attachment. Please enter "Clash" then your name in the subject line of your email.

in person - directly to your Student Hub, please download the Notification of Clash Form and complete by hand.

If you have submitted a notification of clash form you will be notified of your arrangements in one of two ways: 

1. by email (as long as a legible email address has been provided on the form). Please note that arrangements are made in the order that forms are received. Students will not be contacted by phone unless it becomes necessary to change arrangements already communicated.

2. where no email has been provided or it is illegible - the clash timetable will be published on this web page.

Please note 

  • Exams cannot be changed to alternative dates.
  • Students will not be able to leave the examination room except under the supervision of an invigilator and students are therefore advised to bring food and drink with them on the day of their exams.
  • Any student leaving the clash room without supervision cannot be readmitted.  

Contact points for making specific clash examination arrangements:

by email - clash@londonmet.ac.uk 

in person - Student Hub 

 

Students who require special examination arrangements should, if they have not already done so, contact Student Services' Disabilities and Dyslexia Service in order that an Internal Needs Assessment Report can be made.

In addition, prior to each exam period, students who wish to sit one, or more, of their exams under Special Arrangements MUST inform the University of the particular exams they intend to sit, by completing and submitting an M1 form.

Forms should be submitted as early as possible. For 2017/18 the deadlines are:

Autumn semester: 11 December 2017
Spring semester: 19 April 2018
Summer reassessment period: 4 July 2018

Special examinations will be held on the same dates as main location exams - see ExamTrack for details, and are usually scheduled at Holloway Road.

Students who have requested special examination arrangements and have a valid INAR will be emailed their timetable as a downloadable PDF file. 

If you have not yet had a formal needs assessment agreed by the Disabilities and Dyslexia Service, click here for more information.

You must apply for Special Examination Arrangements prior to each examination period, notes explaining the process and deadlines are included within the form, the form should be submitted in one of the following ways:

by email:  specialexam@londonmet.ac.uk with the completed Special Examination Arrangements as an attachment. Please enter "Special Examination Arrangements" then your name in the subject line of your email.

in person:  Directly to your Student Hub, please download the Special Exam Arrangement Form and complete by hand: Special Exam Arrangements Form M1 2016-17.doc

You should sit your exams at the scheduled University locations. However if you feel that you need to be abroad at the time of one or more of your exams, you may apply to sit your exam(s) abroad at approved locations. If your request is authorised, Assessment and Conferment Office staff will assist in planning and administering the practical arrangements. Note that each exam must take place at the same time as the scheduled UK exam, and all of the University's Academic Regulations apply as they would when sitting an exam in the UK.

Subject to University approval and the payment of an administration fee, it may be possible to take University examinations abroad in approved locations. Students have to obtain written confirmation from an appropriate institution that they may sit the exam in invigilated conditions in accordance with the University's regulations.

You need to submit your request using the Overseas Examination form as early as possible, normally immediately after the unroomed timetable is first published. As part of the request you will need to obtain written confirmation from an appropriate institution that they may sit the exam in invigilated conditions in accordance with the University's regulations.

Deadlines for 2017/18 are:

Autumn semester: 11 December 2017
Spring semester: 19 April 2018
Summer reassessment: 4 July 2018

You should be aware that it is not always possible to make the overseas exam arrangements you have requested. When it is not possible to make these arrangements, you will be expected to sit the exam at London Metropolitan University, or to submit a claim for mitigating circumstances to cover your non attendance.

How to apply and further details 

You need to apply in one of the following ways:

by email - overseasexam@londonmet.ac.uk with the completed request form as an attachment. Please enter "Overseas Exams" then your name in the subject line of your email

in person - directly to your Student Hub, please download the Request to take examinations abroad form and complete by hand: Request to take exams abroad form 2015-16

Assessment and Conferment Office staff will advise whether the request is authorised and administer approved requests. 

You will need to identify and contact a suitable institution abroad, normally either a British Council or a University or College of Higher Education, and to ascertain whether they are willing to act as an exam centre for you. This will include providing a suitable room, furniture and continuous invigilation. You should do this at the earliest possible opportunity. Written confirmation, normally by email, will be required from the institution. You will need to pay directly to the institution all the fees and expenses charged by the institution, so you should ask the institution about these prior to making any provisional arrangements. The University is unable to approve any request until it has liaised with and received adequate assurances from the overseas institution. 

Please note

  • you need to pay to London Metropolitan University a standard administrative charge. This covers liaison with the institution about detailed arrangements, including confirming how the institution will satisfy the requirements of the University's Academic Regulations, expenses such as despatch of exam papers and associated materials, and receipt and processing of completed scripts sent back from the institution.

Charges and payment

Charges vary according to the number of examinations taken at a single overseas institution (exam centre) in any one exam period, and are currently as follows: 1 exam: £100, 2 exams: £175, 3 or more exams: £225.

If you need to take exams at more than one overseas centre during a single exam period, each centre is chargeable separately but at rates £30 below those above. If you need to cancel arrangements requested, a reduced fee (normally between 25% and 75% of the standard fee) will be chargeable, based on the amount of work already carried out and expenses already incurred.

The Assessment and Conferment Office will confirm the charge applicable in your case. Payment can be made via the eShopIt is important however not to make payment until you are requested to do so.

Note that exam papers will only be despatched to the overseas centre once the Assessment and Conferment Office has confirmation that full payment has been received.

Additional Contact

British Council

Email: general.enquiries@britishcouncil.org

Tel: +44 (020) 7930 8466

 

 

Use of a bilingual paper dictionary in examinations is permitted (except if specifically excluded in the exam question paper rubric) when a student has a genuine need, provided the dictionary is suitable, appropriate approval is obtained in advance, and necessary checking is carried out and recorded at the start of each exam.

Prior to each exam period you will need to print a copy of the form available below, complete section 4, and then for each exam complete part 1 of section 5 and ask the relevant module tutor to confirm the need for the dictionary by completing part 2 of section 5. You will need to ensure that you seek the necessary confirmation(s) in good time, prior to each exam period.

At each exam, you must present the form and dictionary to an invigilator before the exam starts, for checking and confirmation that the dictionary is suitable (does not contain information other than translation), that there are no annotations other than your name and contact details, and that no material has been inserted. The invigilator should sign at part 3 of section 5. (If there are annotations or enclosures of any kind, the dictionary cannot be used.)

Full guidance is provided on the Use of bilingual dictionary in examinations form, which should preferably be printed double-sided, and all pages including the guidance should be stapled together.

 

You can view a selection of past exam papers. This service is available only to students and staff of London Metropolitan University.

 Please note

  • revisit these pages regularly to ensure you have the latest information. Dates and other information may occasionally require revision.
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