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Can you pull out of an exam at any time?

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    does anyone know?
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    Yes you can but you have to pay in order to withdraw yourself.
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    You will have to pay because the school payed for you to sit the exam, so you pay the price the school paid for you to sit the exam on top of the price it costs to pull you out of the exam.
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    Just don't turn up.
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    (Original post by texico11)
    I got an very low A in A2 Psychology Unit 4 in January, but I decided to retake it just in case I screwed up Unit 3 (I'm pretty bad at timing, I might have ran out of time).


    However, I finished all the question in Unit 3 a few days a go, and it went even better than Unit 4 in January. So I want to pull out of this retake.


    The exams tomorrow. Can I turn up an hour or so before the exam, speak to the exams office and pull out? The only reason is, I don't want a retake on my record.
    Yes you can pull out on the day (do tell the exams office though so the rush to try and find you doesn't disrupt the other candidates.) It is too late to get a refund of the entry fee but it costs nothing extra to withdraw you so if you paid for the re-sit you shouldn't have to pay to withdraw.
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    (Original post by Whatever9999)
    Yes you can but you have to pay in order to withdraw yourself.

    (Original post by zcanf)
    You will have to pay because the school payed for you to sit the exam, so you pay the price the school paid for you to sit the exam on top of the price it costs to pull you out of the exam.
    Incorrect. You do not have to pay to withdraw, as you will not have sat the paper. If the OP has already paid for the retake (which I assume they have) no further charges should be incurred. However, if the school has entered them then they may be asked to pay for the cost of entry.
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    (Original post by beanstalkgirl_24)
    Incorrect. You do not have to pay to withdraw, as you will not have sat the paper. If the OP has already paid for the retake (which I assume they have) no further charges should be incurred. However, if the school has entered them then they may be asked to pay for the cost of entry.
    That's what i mean ,the op didn't mention anything about him paying for the resit ,so i thought the school entered him for free !hence the reason why i told him he has to pay.
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    Some schools will charge you for doing this - even if you've already paid. It depends on their terms, really.
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    (Original post by texico11)
    Oh right, I paid for the resit, yes.

    (Original post by Juno)
    Some schools will charge you for doing this - even if you've already paid. It depends on their terms, really.
    But, if they do, ask to see a copy of the exams and charging policies
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    (Original post by texico11)
    I don't want a retake on my record.
    DO NOT PULL OUT.

    If you retake an exam in the June of year 13 from the January of year 13, then it will not go down on your record. The only resits which go down on your record are AS exams from year 12, which you are planning to retake in year 13, on your UCAS application when you apply to uni. Nobody sees a retake from January to June of A2.

    Do the exam and try and get a better grade in case you didn't do as well as you think in unit 3; you've got nothing to lose. If you do worse this time then the exam board will use the grade you got in January and this one won't matter.
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    You can withdraw at any time (just speak to your exams office), and you do not have to pay to withdraw.
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    yes. just let someone know so they dont worry about you.

    numerous students do so, HOWEVER, you dont get your money back if you have paid for it.
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    (Original post by beanstalkgirl_24)
    Incorrect. You do not have to pay to withdraw, as you will not have sat the paper. If the OP has already paid for the retake (which I assume they have) no further charges should be incurred. However, if the school has entered them then they may be asked to pay for the cost of entry.
    Sorry if I've misunderstood this, but does that mean you can pay to withdraw an exam paper after having sat the exam?
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    (Original post by LarrikinLibertine)
    Sorry if I've misunderstood this, but does that mean you can pay to withdraw an exam paper after having sat the exam?
    It's free to withdraw up to early July, though if you are a centre candidate they may not let you.
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    (Original post by texico11)
    Right, so I'll just go to the exam board, maybe chat to them about it for a sec, ask to be pulled out, or if it's a big deal pulling out, I can sit it and take it easy if I don't need to declare it
    The exams officer is the person you need to talk to.

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