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Count yourself lucky. In the main exam period, I have 6 days with 2 exams (including the ones you mentioned) and then another 6 days with just 1 exam per day (not in that order). (One day technically has 3 exams, but I'm counting it as 2 because 2 of them are in Latin - the other is English Lit A.)
Eeee! Sounds painful! However, i'm sure you'll be fine! Good luck xxx
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Prom is also right in the middle of the exam period
The person who decided to have it then deserves a medal for such a genius idea :rolleyes:
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The person who decided to have it then deserves a medal for such a genius idea :rolleyes:
Yup. I did ask why they'd chosen that time and the only response I got was 'I'm sure they did their best to ensure it was at a convenient time'. :rolleyes: Still don't know whose idea it was. Maybe it was the only time they could get a booking or something?
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I think i win -

Am in first year of A-Level (AS)! I've got 2 ICT exams on the morning of 16th (= 3hrs) I then have a clash of 3 Psychology papers (3 hrs) and 2 german papers (2.5hrs)

So on one day i have a total of 8.5 hours of exams. I think i have to stay the night at a teacher's house.

The phrase 'why me?' springs to mind here!
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I think i win -

Am in first year of A-Level (AS)! I've got 2 ICT exams on the morning of 16th (= 3hrs) I then have a clash of 3 Psychology papers (3 hrs) and 2 german papers (2.5hrs)

So on one day i have a total of 8.5 hours of exams. I think i have to stay the night at a teacher's house.

The phrase 'why me?' springs to mind here!
I have 6 hours and 15 minutes of exams and am doing one the next day but dont have to stay at a teachers house, i am jsut staying at my own house and my mum and dad have to sign some forms to say i cant use my computer or mobile etc. Ask you exams officer if you can do the same, mine said that this is the norm now, and you no longer have to stay at a teachers house!
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I have 6 hours and 15 minutes of exams and am doing one the next day but dont have to stay at a teachers house, i am jsut staying at my own house and my mum and dad have to sign some forms to say i cant use my computer or mobile etc. Ask you exams officer if you can do the same, mine said that this is the norm now, and you no longer have to stay at a teachers house!
My friend had to do the whole stay the night thing, nobody told him that this was an option, the head of 6th said that they didnt trust people to not use phones/computers and that there was no way around it

Maybe he fancies my mate...
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Ouch, I had these two last year, and they clashed with 3 hours of German exams. So last year, I had five hours on one day, and had to be isolated/escorted for lunch.

One of my friends had it worse, though. She had both these German and Psychology exams (5 hrs), plus THREE HOURS of English all rotad for that one day. So in effect, she was timetabled for eight hours of exams = longer than the actual school day.

She just had to sign something saying she didn't use her mobile phone etc.

edexcel sucks at timetabling. I have my two hour German literature/society paper the day before my French one. And in between (am)...general studies! Thanks gs, what a waste of time!

I'm very concerned it's going to hinder my revision. Aside from that, I'm quite happy.

Also...



Priceless.
Party time job!
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I have 5 and a half hours of exams on the 19th of June. Music Listening/Anthology in the morning (3 hours) then English Language synoptic (2 and a half hours) in the afternoon. They are my final exams though so I'll certainly be celebrating that night!
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I have 5 hours worth from 3 exams in one day.. all the people who do Eng Lit exam which is an extra 30 mins have to stay round teachers/invigilators house in a friday night!.. I feel for them, it must be quite impracticle because it is a least 20 people..
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I have 6 hours of exams in one day but i feel sorry for you with the whole 3 days of it.



I have Eng Lang and Psychology in one day which are my best subjects which is a bit annoying... but i do have 3 weeks until the rest of my exams in prep for them. pros and cons.
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I have 7 and a half hours of exams on one day so im up for overnight supervision... exam boards suck at timetables.
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Right they've made it so that I have;

2 hours on Thursday.
5 hours on Friday and stay in isolation all day in a little room.
Then taken home with a teacher that I don't even know.
4 hours on Saturday morning.
Go home.
(inc. Extra Time)

To be honest; what a motivational boost that is... damn exam boards.
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I have 5 hours of exams this Friday.
Two English exams (lit and lang combined), then two Psychology exams in the afternoon. I've also got to get myself from school to college in time for the Psychology ones.

Good luck everyone!!

Ruth xx
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I've only got two exams in one afternoon.

The rest of my exams are all on different days. Some a week or so apart. Hooray!
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Just so everyone is clear the JCQ (Joint Council for Qualifications) - basically the group made up of Edexcel, AQA, OCR etc... - state the following in their JCQ Guidence for Examinations:

(Original post by Joint Council for Qualifications)
2.7
When candidates are entered for three or more examinations timetabled for the same day and the total time allowed for those papers is more than
  • six hours for AEA or GCE; or
  • five and a half hours for GCSE, GNVQ or ELC

candidates may be allowed to take an examination in the earliest possible session on the next day including Saturdays.

Candidates are not allowed to take examinations on an earlier day than that scheduled on the timetable.
It also adds the following as advice to the centres:
(Original post by JCQ)
Advice: If overnight supervision by a member of centre staff is not possible or appropriate the candidate may be offered the opportunity to sit all of the examinations on the scheduled day. If the total time exceeds the hours stated above you should submit a request for special consideration to the relevant awarding body for the final examination.
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at least u dont have multiple exams on your bday be thankful for that,
i have sociology int he morning on the 19th then maths gcse in the afternoon, im gutted.
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at least u dont have multiple exams on your bday be thankful for that,
i have sociology int he morning on the 19th then maths gcse in the afternoon, im gutted.
Least you can celebrate after.

Are they your last exams?
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Yeh but if you stay at a teachers house to complete the exams instead of staying over can you go home straight away after you have finished?
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at least u dont have multiple exams on your bday be thankful for that,
i have sociology int he morning on the 19th then maths gcse in the afternoon, im gutted.
Lol my friend had 3 as level exams on his birthday which are slightly longer compared to GCSE's..you should count your blessings lol.
Imagine having to revise the night before your birthday instead of contemplating what gifts your gonna get or what your planning to do.

Exams these days aye
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Last year, I had 6 papers on the same day, totally 9 hours. I left early for the last paper. I didn't have time for lunch.
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