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Each venue will be set up according to the official exam regulations. In support of candidates, the College will take all reasonable measures to create an appropriately calm, comfortable and conducive environment for each exam. Although the College will try to minimise sound intrusion in the venues, in common with other examination centres the College is unable to guarantee silence in exam rooms, which could arise from external sources such as traffic noise or a construction site. Furthermore, as most sessions include exams of different durations, it is usual for some candidates to leave a venue while others continue; invigilators will manage this as quietly as possible. In particularly hot or cold weather, the College may have limited control over the temperature of the largest examination venues. In such circumstances, candidates are strongly advised to follow the guidance provided to them about appropriate clothing and drinking water.
Most timetabled, written exams will take place during the period mid-May to end of June. Practical examinations, language speaking examinations and some other examinations take place before or after these dates (before the Easter holidays in some cases).
Most written examinations take place in the Sports Centre. Some examinations take place in rooms on the main College site.
The venue and seat for each of your exams will be allocated by the examinations team. For full-time students this information will be available to view on ProMonitor and sent to students by email before each exam. External candidates should check their email for regular updates. It is not possible for students to request a particular venue or seating preference unless this is part of an agreed access arrangement arranged through Study Skills.
Please allow plenty of time to get to college bearing in mind the Cambridge traffic. For morning exams you should arrive at the venue no later than 09:00. If you are ill or are going to arrive late you MUST telephone the exams office as soon as possible to seek advice.
No, our online forms accept payment with a credit or debit card.
We strongly advise leavers to be within easy reach of College on results day, so that advice may be sought and appropriate action taken quickly if your results are not as anticipated. Applications for post-results services require your signature and have very short deadlines therefore being away on holiday at results time could jeopardise your university place.
Information about post results services will be sent by email at about the same time as the results are issued. This will be an online payment and processing system.
Certificates are dispatched in the December following publication of results. You will be emailed a link to an online form where you may opt to either pay for special delivery, collect in person on a specified date in December or appoint a proxy to collect for you on that date.
Information will be sent by email about how to apply for re-sits. Students who have left the college may return to re-sit written exams and no tuition is offered.
Full-time students can take exams in other subjects that are not part of their course providing that the subject department is consulted and the College approves. Many students who are native speakers of a modern foreign language that is not offered by the College will take advantage of this.
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