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Have you ever had an exam clash?

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    Have you ever had to sit an exam on your own because there was a clash and one of your exams had to be moved?

    How was it? Did you have to be supervised the whole time?

    Some students aren't supervised as much as they need to be - there was a story last year about a student who sat an exam early because of an exam clash, and managed to text his revision group chat the topics that would come up in the exam. A few of the other students on the WhatsApp group got disqualified from their exam for it!

    So what's your story?
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    I had one exam clash at GCSE, there was about 8-10 of us who had the same conflict so we were bunched together in a classroom over lunch break. We were allowed to talk to each other but couldn't leave the room. After that we sat the delayed exam in the main hall with another class sitting a different subject paper.

    I also had an exam on my own once (the maths STEP). It was the hottest day of the year, and halfway through the teacher supervising me let me take a 5 minute break outside, as the room we were in was swelteringly hot. I doubt that was in the exam regulations but hey ho. :p:
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    I had a clash at GCSE, they were both due in the afternoon so I took one in the morning. I was sat in a tiny little office off the main offices on my own, i had my bag with me on the desk and I could have easily cheated if I wanted to because no one ever came to check on me. No one even came to tell me when my time was up, I just took my paper out to the nearest member of staff (obviously I didn't know any of the office staff) when I was finished.
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    I never had, but my friend (this is A2 level) has 4 (I think?) exams on the same day so he has to stay overnight at an examiner's house I believe and do one of them the following day.

    I'm fairly sure all the exams are with the same exam board as well so it's pretty crazy that it even happened
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    Yeah, I had only one. When I was doing my GCSE's, I had a 1-hour Chemistry exam and then a 2 hour AS Science in society exam - so I was in the exam hall for 3/4 hours (They still had to do the explanations again at the beginning which added more time), the exam started at 9:00 and I left the hall at like 12:30. I regret doing an AS during my GCSE's, it was too stressful.
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    I had a clash at as level.
    It was one of the january exams. There was me and one other girl who had the clash that afternoon- so me and this girl had to do the one exam first, then got supervised for a 10 minute toilet/drink break then had to do the second one after.
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    3 of my a-level exams. Had to be put in isolation and did all 3 2-hour exams in one day. Needless to say I did badly as I had to try and revise for all 3 exams at the same time.
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    Had a level clashes where there were three exams in one morning , got put in insolation all day as there was a group of us affected. happened to have been the morning after my grandfather had a heart attack so it was awful luck.
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    I had two exam clashes in my AS levels 2 years ago with Music and English Language (there were 3 of us here), and Ethics and Philosophy and Spanish (2 of us)
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    (Original post by Fox Corner)
    Have you ever had to sit an exam on your own because there was a clash and one of your exams had to be moved?

    How was it? Did you have to be supervised the whole time?

    Some students aren't supervised as much as they need to be - there was a storylast year about a student who sat an exam early because of an exam clash, and managed to text his revision group chat the topics that would come up in the exam. A few of the other students on the WhatsApp group got disqualified from their exam for it!

    So what's your story?
    Had one when doing my GCSE'S. Had three exams in one day, Psychology, History and Food Technology. My first exam began at eight in the morning, after which I went straight to do my food technology exam, which the other members of my class were doing at the end of the day. I was cooped up in this room for the entire day with a few other people, and when I had to go and sit my psychology exam I had to be escorted to the exam hall.

    Wasn't the best experience in the world.
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    (Original post by hannahrollins)
    had one when doing my gcse's. Had three exams in one day, psychology, history and food technology. My first exam began at eight in the morning, after which i went straight to do my food technology exam, which the other members of my class were doing at the end of the day. I was cooped up in this room for the entire day with a few other people, and when i had to go and sit my psychology exam i had to be escorted to the exam hall.

    Wasn't the best experience in the world.
    rip you bestie
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    Yes, three times at A-level. I did Maths A2 and the full Further Maths A-level in Year 13. One was Physics and English Lit, nobody told me which to do so I had to ask the exam coordinator in our school who then chastised me for not telling him before, like it was my job lol. So I did the English exam then had to sit in the head of 6th's office for the lunch hour then came back after lunch for Physics and sat it on my own. Others were M1 and FP2 and S2 and FP3. Nobody else was doing FP3 anyway and although someone else did do FP2 they did it during M1, so I was again on my own. It's quite peaceful usually.
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    Did my 2 hour A2 chemistry exam and immediately after sat my 3 hour A2 PE exam.
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    This isn't really an exam clash, but at my school this year the year 10's are doing their English language GCSE and will have to be put in isolation whilst we do ours (starting at 8:30 rip me). Then straight after our exam we have to be escorted off site and go straight home (my school doesn't do study leave, so having to leave right after an exam is fairly surprising for us).
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    ye at gcses last year i had 2, 2hr exams (Stats and product design)
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    first clash this year nervous :blushing:
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    Nope, I never had. And I am proud of it to prevent cheating and to passed all kinds of my exams honestly, although they were not the best.

    Have voted for 'yep!', as I had misunderstood the meaning before reading the thread.
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    I've technically had an exam clash as the B2 and B3 exams were scheduled to be at the same time (same with C2 and C3 and P2 and P3).

    We just ended up having the exams one after the other, with the "break" being the time it took for everyone else to leave the room, us to move and the next set of papers to be handed out.
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    A-Level clashes ftw. I am looking forward to 2hrs30mins of history in the morning, 2hrs of law in the afternoon followed by 1hr30mins of mechanics (maths) starting at 4pm with supervision in between. Ah well
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    I have a clash with Biology and Further maths gcse.

    I am going to get 30 min of break where I can eat, go to the toilet or talk to my friends. However I cannot communicate with anyone else who isn't doing these exams.
 
 
 
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