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    So I've got several 3 hour exams and I was planning what I was gonna eat before the exams to get me all the way through (I find it hard to think when I'm hungry and I've been struggling to get through mocks at home without snacking during) and someone told me I should ask my exams officer if I would be allowed to take food into the exam as they'd known people to do it. It had never occurred to me before to even ask if you could take food into the exam so I just wondered if anyone on here has ever heard of anyone doing it before?
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    (Original post by smartalan73)
    So I've got several 3 hour exams and I was planning what I was gonna eat before the exams to get me all the way through (I find it hard to think when I'm hungry and I've been struggling to get through mocks at home without snacking during) and someone told me I should ask my exams officer if I would be allowed to take food into the exam as they'd known people to do it. It had never occurred to me before to even ask if you could take food into the exam so I just wondered if anyone on here has ever heard of anyone doing it before?
    My sixth form allowed sweets and mints if you put them in a clear bag.
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    i whipped out a kinder bueno in my exam yesterday, invigilators looked too shocked to say anything
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    (Original post by smartalan73)
    So I've got several 3 hour exams and I was planning what I was gonna eat before the exams to get me all the way through (I find it hard to think when I'm hungry and I've been struggling to get through mocks at home without snacking during) and someone told me I should ask my exams officer if I would be allowed to take food into the exam as they'd known people to do it. It had never occurred to me before to even ask if you could take food into the exam so I just wondered if anyone on here has ever heard of anyone doing it before?
    I assume you're at university as there are barely any 3 hour A level exams so ask your university. Our school only allows those with known health issues (e.g. diabetics) to eat in exams.
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    (Original post by Compost)
    I assume you're at university as there are barely any 3 hour A level exams so ask your university. Our school only allows those with known health issues (e.g. diabetics) to eat in exams.
    I'm still at A levels, the exams are STEP exams. I'm asking my exams officer as I'm pretty sure I'll be the only one in the room, I'd just never heard of anyone eating in exams before at all. I guess its cos there's no one in my year with those kind of food related health issues.
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    (Original post by smartalan73)
    So I've got several 3 hour exams and I was planning what I was gonna eat before the exams to get me all the way through (I find it hard to think when I'm hungry and I've been struggling to get through mocks at home without snacking during) and someone told me I should ask my exams officer if I would be allowed to take food into the exam as they'd known people to do it. It had never occurred to me before to even ask if you could take food into the exam so I just wondered if anyone on here has ever heard of anyone doing it before?
    To the other person, there are a few 3 hour exams for A-levels for instance history. Yeah asking a teacher about it should sort it out i once ate a chicken drum stick during a chem exam. Who would have thought a 6 mark question whilst eating chicken would be so amazing.
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    I think you can. There was a girl besides me in my chem exam and was eating some flapjacks
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    (Original post by smartalan73)
    I'm still at A levels, the exams are STEP exams. I'm asking my exams officer as I'm pretty sure I'll be the only one in the room, I'd just never heard of anyone eating in exams before at all. I guess its cos there's no one in my year with those kind of food related health issues.
    They might make an exception for STEP (we always make tea/coffee for the Olympiad candidates part way through if they want it). We put our STEP candidates in with the A level exams but they'll be the only ones there after a couple of hours.
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    I think you can. There was a girl besides me in my chem exam and was eating some flapjacks
    well that's what they wanna waste their time on lol
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    Had no idea you could do this! I want to it I think I'd be too distracted.

    Halfway through my 3 hour philosophy exam I did think "hmm I'm hungry, wish I had a snack" though
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    well that's what they wanna waste their time on lol
    I don't think she finished them though. Took nibbles every now and then I suppose
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    (Original post by Compost)
    They might make an exception for STEP (we always make tea/coffee for the Olympiad candidates part way through if they want it). We put our STEP candidates in with the A level exams but they'll be the only ones there after a couple of hours.
    Really? I did an Olympiad once and I just got put in a dingy classroom, then had to swap rooms halfway through cos there was a lesson in the one I was in! I just felt like I was being an inconvenience.
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    (Original post by smartalan73)
    Really? I did an Olympiad once and I just got put in a dingy classroom, then had to swap rooms halfway through cos there was a lesson in the one I was in! I just felt like I was being an inconvenience.
    The BMO is 3.5 hours and always seem to coincide with our annual Christmas Shopping training day so it's just me, an invigilator and the candidates in school. I always provide biscuits and a brew part way through - it seems only reasonable if I'm making one for me. You may not be allowed graph paper but it says nothing about tea.
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    I had a full three course meal in my exams

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