The thing is that they gather all the students from all schools here and put them all together in one big hall. And you wont ofcourse know eveyone! its scary abit! especially when you've never seen the school you are going to!!
Before my Alevels, in my previous school I did the Olevels in my school with only my friends and my teachers! but Now its big hall with 200000 people and teachers that u just don't know! I hate it!
I try just to concentrate on the exam and once i get the paper i forget about the crowd surrounding me! but I think that its affects my concentration!! and my confidence at the same time!!
does everyone here take their exms in their own school??
Yep, it's just students and teachers from my school, plus the odd invigilator.
I take exams in my own school. Most people should though.
Wow, I never realised you guys had to do that. Sounds pretty bad.
(but funnily, I wouldn't mind trying it- just to see what it's like with so many people there)
I remember my Dad explaining his exams to me. Sitting on the floor in a very crowded room with everyone in the local area...his 'local' school was 7 miles away..local meant a much larger area then it does here. It all seemed a bit scary to me.
My exams used to be held in college but it has changed now. We are put into a big office block in the centre (college is a 15 minute walk away). Quite daunting when you don't know where you are meant to be going, and no one can tell you where to go. They do have really nice leather chairs/sofas in the reception which were mine for a while this morning...Don't advise walking into someones office shouting FECK, ARSE, DRINK...always pay attention to where you are going in an unfamiliar building. Especially while shouting such phrases.
my exams are just in the skool hall...
but i get freaked out if i sit at the front!! i remember i was literally in the front row, right infront of the teacher's desk during all three of my english gcse exams...
and now i got 2 exams on monday, i'm sooo hoping i don't hafta sit at the front!!
Lots of people in one hall (1000+) usually takes place for people who are not in school/college anymore or private candidates, wishing to retake some modules. Imagine how many invigilators will be there, lol.
200000 people in a hall... where are u wembley stadium.. n how cool would that be
Well there were about 250 people in my year when i took my GCSEs... and there were some A-level modules going on at the same time so maybe 300 people in the sports hall.
My sister's finding it really weird doing exams @ uni, cos @ PHS we were so drilled on the exam things. e.g. nobody would dream of talking / turning round: the atmosphere in that sport's hall is electric. But @ uni people jus walk in and out, and they're all sat on long benches rather than separate tables!