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    I was doing my AQA English exam , but I put my phone in my bag on silent at the back of the room , someone phone started vibrating . At the end of the exam they made us stay behind and get our bags and show if our phones were on or off , I was one of the people that had their phones on but silent , they made the people that had their phone off go and made the rest stay and write a statement so that they report it to the exam board .I really want know have been disqualified from my English exam? And how will I know that I have?
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    (Original post by Jojokibi)
    I was doing my AQA English exam , but I put my phone in my bag on silent at the back of the room , someone phone started vibrating . At the end of the exam they made us stay behind and get our bags and show if our phones were on or off , I was one of the people that had their phones on but silent , they made the people that had their phone off go and made the rest stay and write a statement so that they report it to the exam board .I really want know have been disqualified from my English exam? And how will I know that I have?
    How are you only posting about it now?

    Anyway, My friends phone went off during our maths M1 exam. It was in his bag at the back of the room. THe only repurcussions were we got an additional 3 mins added onto our test because it was ringing for what felt like ages. He wasn't disqualified as far as I'm aware. They'd have told you straight away if you were (at least I think so)
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    Unlikely but next time switch it completely off.
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    Pretty sure your exam officer would/should have informed you of any consequences by now so I'd assume not
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    I cant remember what the exact rule is- might look it up later, but the offences with mobile phones is if they are with ou hadn have data on them.
    A phone going off is about cuasing a disturbance.
    You make the point it wasnt your phone and it was on silent.
    You havent heard anything and its been several weeks now.
    I doubt they have taken it any further and even if so, then its max a warning.
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    Will never understand why people don't hand their phone in before the exam starts or leave it in their locker :rolleyes:

    But OP, I think you should be fine because the exam was ages ago and you would most likely have been told by now.
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    So just returning to this.

    According to

    General and Vocational qualificationsSuspected Malpractice in Examinations and AssessmentsPolicies and Procedures 1 September 2015 to 31 August 2016 Mobile phone or other similar electronic devices(including iPhone, iPod, MP3/4 player, Smartwatch) Not in the candidate’s possession but makes a noise in the examination room
    The sanction is level 1, which is a warning.

    Your defence even to this is that it was not your monile phone which made the noise becayse it was on silent. They cant prove otherwise.
    They havent contacted you since. Nothing to worry about.
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    As the others said, you would know if you were DQd, as they would have contacted you asking for your statement. (which I believe is required in the consideration to DQ someone)
 
 
 
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