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    I have a psychology exam followed by a history of art exam without a break between them.
    If you don't know the history art of art exam is impossibly hard and psychology is relatively easy but I need to have a years worth information memorised.
    Has anyone had this before? I'm already terrified; I really don't think I'm going to be able to do it, can I appeal to somewhere? I can't believe exams offices allow this, at GCSE if it happened they'd re-schedule clashes.
    Any advice would be helpful, I'm desperate thanks!
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    I'm not sure what you expect your exams office to do? Thousands of candidates around the country have exam clashes.

    The best you can do is talk to the head of exams at your school and see if you can have a supervised break for 15 or so minutes. You won't get much more than that.

    On the bright side, exam clashes really aren't that bad. If you've done enough revision, the circumstance is no different. Just ensure that whilst you're doing one exam, completely blank out thoughts of the next one. I quite liked clashes as my mind was kept alert for the whole period, ensuring I performed well!

    Good luck.
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    Gonna sound harsh but in a similar position so meh...Man up and deal with it?

    On Friday 10th June I have 2 exams one after the other one being 2 hours the other being 2 and a half hours and thats a minor, last year I had 3 exams on the same day and at the same time...one after the other and so on..

    Best of luck with the revision.
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    Thanks guys ... at least I won't have the chance to panic about my HofA exam, hopefully I'll be able to wing it!
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    If they're quite long they might be able to sort it so you do one in the morning and one in the afternoon, but you'd have to be supervised between them - some people in my year did this in ASs, can't remember which subjects. Exam boards will let this sort of thing happen, but only once the combined times of the exams add to more than a certain number of hours.
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    i have 3 morning exams and 1 afternoon exam all on the same day, each lasting 1hr30mins.
    the exams officer at my school has organised it so i sit the first 2 exams back-to-back as normal from 9am til 12.
    then i get an hours break.
    my 3rd morning exam is now in the afternoon, 1-2.30, and my afternoon exam is 2.30 til 4pm.
    i have to have my lunch and my 3rd and 4th exams all in isolation.
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    (Original post by Rachael)
    If they're quite long they might be able to sort it so you do one in the morning and one in the afternoon, but you'd have to be supervised between them - some people in my year did this in ASs, can't remember which subjects. Exam boards will let this sort of thing happen, but only once the combined times of the exams add to more than a certain number of hours.
    it has to add up to more than 6 hours in one day for the exam to be rescheduled for the candidate for the next day. otherwise you sit them in isolation back to back as above ^
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    For AS last year I had 3 exams in one day, Sociology and Biology in the morning and English Lit in the afternoon. So that was Sociology 09:00-10:30, Biology 10:40-12:00 and then English 13:30-15:30. It's not that bad, by the time i got to my English exam in the afternoon I was properly into the zone. Speak to your exams officer, they'll be able to arrange for you to be in isolation.
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    (Original post by emmakh123)
    i have 3 morning exams and 1 afternoon exam all on the same day, each lasting 1hr30mins.
    the exams officer at my school has organised it so i sit the first 2 exams back-to-back as normal from 9am til 12.
    then i get an hours break.
    my 3rd morning exam is now in the afternoon, 1-2.30, and my afternoon exam is 2.30 til 4pm.
    i have to have my lunch and my 3rd and 4th exams all in isolation.
    You win!
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    Basically they don't give a sht as long as you don't have more than 6 hours of exams a day with no break...
    I've got two exams at the exact same time, and they said i could either just not do one and hope for an appeal, or do one in the morning then i'll be 'babysat' by an invidulator until the next exam an hour or so later, and i cant have my phone or anything in case I tell other people..

    Tell your head of year or whatever and they'll sort it out, or just say tough luck... hope you have an understanding head of year!
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    Sorry but you will have to sit one after the other immediately. Your situation is unfortunate (although I do not take any of your subjects so I cannot relate) but the exam board has to view this nation-wide which has the risk of either you doing it early or the rest of the UK doing it early with both having the potential of cheating. They cannot take this risk so rescheduling is impossible (really? you got rescheduled for your GCSEs? I had a clash and they said rescheduling was impossible so I had no choice but to sit it through...)
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    (Original post by lilyrawstorne)
    I have a psychology exam followed by a history of art exam without a break between them.
    If you don't know the history art of art exam is impossibly hard and psychology is relatively easy but I need to have a years worth information memorised.
    Has anyone had this before? I'm already terrified; I really don't think I'm going to be able to do it, can I appeal to somewhere? I can't believe exams offices allow this, at GCSE if it happened they'd re-schedule clashes.
    Any advice would be helpful, I'm desperate thanks!
    I had this last year, I had economics followed by psychology. I failed the psychology exam. But that was also cause I hated psychology, so if you study hard you can do it.
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    (Original post by lilyrawstorne)
    You win!
    Last year I had four exams in one day:

    • Additional Maths FSMQ - 2 hours
    • Business Studies - 1 hour 15 minutes
    • Economics - 1 hour
    • History - 1 hour 20 minutes


    The threshold for being able to move an exam onto the next day was 5 hours 30 minutes total, so I was lucky to be over that by 5 minutes! I ended up doing History the next day, getting great marks in all these modules.

    However, I had overnight supervision, with the school telling my parents to take any form of communication away for the night.
 
 
 
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