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Are there any exams officers on here?

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Alsoplayspiccolo Thu 27-Feb-20 11:10:13

Just that, really.
I’d like some advice on exam clashes.

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titchy Thu 27-Feb-20 17:04:14

What's the query? Clashes are pretty common and dealt with the same way - kid takes one exam at a different time to that scheduled and has to spend the time supervised by a member of staff so they can't find out or tell others the content. If they have more than six hours of exams a day one can be taken the next day with a parent signing a contract to agree to supervise them to ensure no phone or internet access.

Pipandmum Thu 27-Feb-20 17:07:07

My son had a clash so had to take one exam before everyone else. He was then escorted to his next exam so he couldn't speak to anyone who would be taking the same exam later that day.
Clashes happen your school should be able to sort it out.

ElderAve Thu 27-Feb-20 17:08:49

I'm not an exams officer buy I know there's a very active FB group which my exams officer tells me is invaluable

Alsoplayspiccolo Thu 27-Feb-20 17:39:59

Are you an exam officer, titchy?

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titchy Thu 27-Feb-20 18:00:49

No, but both dcs have had clashes and there are fixed ways of dealing with them.

titchy Thu 27-Feb-20 18:03:34

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Giroscoper Thu 27-Feb-20 18:14:08

Just because people are not exam officers does not mean that as parents we haven't experienced it with our own children or read up on the instructions (which were actually posted out to us for GCSEs by the school)

I had a GCSE clash when I was taking mine. Luckily Ds1's exam was moved due to the clash, I assume it affected a lot of children so we read up on it beforehand.

Alsoplayspiccolo Thu 27-Feb-20 21:25:15

Thanks for the replies.
I've read the JVQ regulations, but something we've been told by our school isn't included in them which is why I wanted to pick an actual exam officer' s brain, just to check.

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noblegiraffe Tue 03-Mar-20 00:22:27

Why don’t you just ask your question and see if anyone knows? confused

Alsoplayspiccolo Tue 03-Mar-20 07:41:29

The reason being that I don’t want to out myself.
I’ve had it answered by DM, thanks, Noble.

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Giroscoper Tue 03-Mar-20 09:12:01

The thing is Also is that it is helpful if you were to put it on here what the school did, even if that means name changing for the post so your other posts aren't linked to you.

It then allows others to learn from this and may be useful at a later date to another poster or even friend IRL.

I know I am not alone in being about 1-2 years ahead for reading up on things that may affect my children.

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