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    (Original post by Data)
    The regulations are here (http://www.jcq.org.uk/exams-office/i...g-examinations ), first pdf, para 2.7. The regs only say you may move exams if there is more than 3 hours, so it appears not to be a right though almost all centres do it.
    My exams that clash both add up to 3 Hours and 30 Minutes.
    So I should be able to do one in the morning and one in the afternoon,
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    (Original post by iBlueBox)
    My exams that clash both add up to 3 Hours and 30 Minutes.
    So I should be able to do one in the morning and one in the afternoon,
    Yes - talk to your exams officer.
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    I luckily managed to get through my A Levels without any clashes like this, but a friend of mine had the issue, and was made to sit them straight after each other. I guess it's up to the school what they do, but you could always question their decision if you want (although be prepared for them not to change their mind). They will be thinking about purely what's easier for them to do, but just point out your reasons for preferring another option. Obviously if there are a lot of people who have the issue, your choices may be limited.

    On a bit of a side note, I had a friend at uni who somehow managed to end up having to sit 3 x 3 hour exams in one day, which I imagine was a bit of a ball ache. They weren't clashes though, just so happened to have an exam in every session that day.
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    Thanks for all the replies guys.

    This has really saved me, as the time between them is so precious for revision for the next exam,
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    (Original post by iBlueBox)
    Thanks for all the replies guys.

    This has really saved me, as the time between them is so precious for revision for the next exam,
    I dont think you will be allowed any notes if that's what you mean by revision..

    I've got 2 maths exams clashing (C3 and FP1), you'd think that OCR would TRY not to put 2 maths modules on at the same time? apparently not as this exact thing happen last May to me. :confused:

    At my college, and therefore what will happen in a couple of week is I will sit one first (usually the one with more candidates) in a room by myself or with other clash students, I do the first exam, they collect in the papers and distribute the next one. by the time this is done, 10 minutes have passed and they set you on your way with the second.. fun right?
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    (Original post by mathsman77)
    I dont think you will be allowed any notes if that's what you mean by revision.
    If you have exams with a short break then you are highly unlikely to be allowed revision notes in between. If you have a 'proper' clash and an exam is moved to the other session then you should be able to revise in the break.
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    (Original post by mathsman77)
    I dont think you will be allowed any notes if that's what you mean by revision..

    I've got 2 maths exams clashing (C3 and FP1), you'd think that OCR would TRY not to put 2 maths modules on at the same time? apparently not as this exact thing happen last May to me. :confused:
    Until 2008 when GCEs were last reformed, all AS units for a subject (apart from Maths as they added up to more than 3 hours) had to be timetabled in the same session so 3 hours was routine.
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    (Original post by mathsman77)
    I dont think you will be allowed any notes if that's what you mean by revision..

    I've got 2 maths exams clashing (C3 and FP1), you'd think that OCR would TRY not to put 2 maths modules on at the same time? apparently not as this exact thing happen last May to me. :confused:

    At my college, and therefore what will happen in a couple of week is I will sit one first (usually the one with more candidates) in a room by myself or with other clash students, I do the first exam, they collect in the papers and distribute the next one. by the time this is done, 10 minutes have passed and they set you on your way with the second.. fun right?
    I was already told I would be allowed notes for a 10 - 15 minute break, as the break starts after everyone leaves the exam room, and I would be put in the small office right next the room.
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    (Original post by iBlueBox)
    I was already told I would be allowed notes for a 10 - 15 minute break, as the break starts after everyone leaves the exam room, and I would be put in the small office right next the room.
    You're fine then - it's just something that isn't normally feasible when there is a group of people in the exam room.
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    (Original post by Data)
    You're fine then - it's just something that isn't normally feasible when there is a group of people in the exam room.
    If I'm the only one in a 3 hour clash am I allowed to request a gap? Between sessions?
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    You'll be fine! I had 3 exams in one day on the 16 May 2012. And it was RE, Politics and English Lit. I got an A in all 3. I had exams from the morning until like 3 in the afternoon. Just make sure your confident with them and relax. Don't stress too much and you'll be fine. Make sure you eat a bar of chocolate in the break as well. I also had another clash in my May exams, which was Maths (C2) and RE (paper 2) . I seem to do better on my exams with clashes than the ones without clash. haha
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    (Original post by L'Evil Fish)
    If I'm the only one in a 3 hour clash am I allowed to request a gap? Between sessions?
    I think that would come down to how nice your invigilators are, which means that's probably a no, they don't really want to be hanging around for any longer than they already have to
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    (Original post by L'Evil Fish)
    If I'm the only one in a 3 hour clash am I allowed to request a gap? Between sessions?
    The regs says that centres may give candidates a 'short break' but the practicalities probably mean that you won't get one as it will disturb the other people in the exam room. However, you can try asking.
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    Don't think so.
    Last year I say M1, C1 one right after the other. :sadnod:
    That's fine, as it's maths for both.

    (Original post by Data)
    The regs says that centres may give candidates a 'short break' but the practicalities probably mean that you won't get one as it will disturb the other people in the exam room. However, you can try asking.
    Hmmm... There won't be anyone else as I'm one of 5 who sit separate science. And C4 will also be a low number of people.

    I at least hope I have chemistry first
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    (Original post by L'Evil Fish)

    Hmmm... There won't be anyone else as I'm one of 5 who sit separate science. And C4 will also be a low number of people.

    I at least hope I have chemistry first
    Doesn't your timetable tell you which you're doing first? Go and see the exams officer at the start of term and see what can be arranged - if you're the only one left then a short break shouldn't be a problem (if it's really stuffy I've even taken people for a short, escorted walk outside if there's only a few of them).
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    (Original post by Data)
    Doesn't your timetable tell you which you're doing first? Go and see the exams officer at the start of term and see what can be arranged - if you're the only one left then a short break shouldn't be a problem (if it's really stuffy I've even taken people for a short, escorted walk outside if there's only a few of them).
    It's in June, so all I know is the date and time is the same from exam boards websites. (they've been confirmed)

    I will definitely be the only one left
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    (Original post by L'Evil Fish)
    It's in June, so all I know is the date and time is the same from exam boards websites. (they've been confirmed)

    I will definitely be the only one left
    I always used to ask candidates with a clash what order they wanted to do the exams in - I'm sure if you ask early they will put the Chemistry on first.
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    (Original post by Data)
    I always used to ask candidates with a clash what order they wanted to do the exams in - I'm sure if you ask early they will put the Chemistry on first.
    For me? Because both exam will still be happening at the same time obviously, probably in the same room too... And they'll both finish at the same time so I'll be left like

    Thanks for the input, I'll be sure to ask soon.
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    (Original post by L'Evil Fish)
    For me?
    Yes.

    (Original post by L'Evil Fish)
    Thanks for the input, I'll be sure to ask soon.
    The exams officer won't finalise the entries until about 21 March, and won't start doing the seating until after that (probably the summer term since it's an early Easter) so ask at the end of the term or he'll forget.
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    (Original post by Data)
    Yes.



    The exams officer won't finalise the entries until about 21 March, and won't start doing the seating until after that (probably the summer term since it's an early Easter) so ask at the end of the term or he'll forget.
    End of this term? We get study leave so I don't know when I'll be going, thanks for everything
 
 
 
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