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    (Original post by Anazoth)
    Someones phone rang and it was the ops fault. So unless he rang him the i don't see how
    The OP didn't claim to be responsible. Another person's phone rang and the invigilators asked anyone else who had a phone on them to own up, and because he owned up he had his details taken down.

    By "his fault" he meant it's his own fault for not putting the phone away, not that the other person's phone rang.
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    (Original post by elia)
    You should learn your human rights, you can't be searched without your permission, except by police that is,
    I was thinking this too. (Y)
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    (Original post by lauraaaaa)
    This happened in my physics GCSE exam last year and I stupidly owned up to having my phone in my bag turned off with the battery out and they didn't take my details or anything. It was impossible for it to have been mine anyway but I don't know why I automatically said yes because I was worrying about it for ages after, I think I posted a similar thread to this at the time. I'm not sure anything happened to whoever's phone it was because nobody ever heard anything about it. I'm sure it'll be fine
    In your bag? Was it with you or something? We had to leave phones in bags switched off, and leave both at the front of the room. The only thing we were allowed was a clear plastic pencil case, a calculator(if applicable), and a water bottle with the label peeled off. The invigilators would even look inside the calculator lids(I think that was just because they were bored and looking busy)

    (Original post by elia)
    You should learn your human rights, you can't be searched without your permission, except by police that is,
    Thats not strictly true:
    (Original post by https://www.gov.uk/school-discipline-exclusions/searches)
    The school doesn’t need your child’s consent to search them if they think your child has prohibited items:
    • anything banned in the school rules
    I think phones in exams would definitely count as banned by school rules.
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    Remain calm and allow them to check the phone to prove it wasn't used at the time or during the exam itself. I hope everything works out for you.


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    Rules state that mobile phones shouldn't be taken into exam halls, whether it's on or off. You have disobeyed this rule so I'm thinking you'll probably get penalised :dontknow:
    As for total disqualification, not sure. I was very close to accidentally taking my phone into my exam but literally just dropped it right outside the hall even though it was off
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    The fact that you owned up and the fact that it was switched off may work in your favour. But it's down the the exam board what measures to take. They could disqualify you from the subject, all your subjects, or they could take no action.
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    The rules are the same across the country and available at http://www.jcq.org.uk/exams-office/malpractice and are clear. (If anyone thinks it depends on the school then that is only true if the school cheats).

    in the candidate’s possession but no evidence of being used by the candidate:Penalties 2-4 which is anything from loss of marks for a section to loss of marks for the whole unit.

    in the candidate’s possession and evidence of it being used by the candidate Penalties 5-9 which is anything from disqualification from the unit to barred from taking exams for a set period of time.
 
 
 
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