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Is it true that inspectors can visit your school when there are exams going on?

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    A teacher at my school said that during our gcses next year its likely that we will be inspected by someone.
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    (Original post by JackT2000)
    A teacher at my school said that during our gcses next year its likely that we will be inspected by someone.
    Is this a new school? If so then, yes, exam boards are likely to check that the exams are being run properly. Every school gets inspected from time to time.

    Ofsted can also inspect the school at any time,
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    (Original post by Muttley79)
    Is this a new school? If so then, yes, exam boards are likely to check that the exams are being run properly. Every school gets inspected from time to time.

    Ofsted can also inspect the school at any time,
    No my school isn't new its been there for years! So say next year when I do my exams can an inspector from an exam board just turn up and walk in?

    What do the inspectors do? Apparently they can check your calculators to see if there is anything stored on it?

    How would these people check the memory on the calculator? Just curious haha
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    (Original post by JackT2000)
    No my school isn't new its been there for years! So say next year when I do my exams can an inspector from an exam board just turn up and walk in?

    What do the inspectors do? Apparently they can check your calculators to see if there is anything stored on it?

    How would these people check the memory on the calculator? Just curious haha
    Yes - they can just turn up on any day. They will check spacing of desks, storage of papers, they can inspect calculators but so can invigilators.

    It's easy to clear all the memory using the reset - we do that.
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    All GCSE and A level exam centres have an annual no notice inspection at some point during the exam season. This covers the exam room itself but also policies, procedures, physical security of the papers etc. If the school does exams with other organisations not signed up to the common domestic GCSE and A level system (e.g. university entrance tests, the CIE exam board, ECDL) then they may have other no notice inspections for these qualifications as well. All of these inspections are inspecting the school's running of the exam rather than the students' performance in the exams.
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    (Original post by JackT2000)
    A teacher at my school said that during our gcses next year its likely that we will be inspected by someone.
    They phrased it poorly.

    You're not being inspected, the school is being inspected. You've got nothing to worry about.
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    They can, and do.
 
 
 
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