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Preparing for your exams and assessments

Assessments are a big part of your studies and there’s a lot of information that you need to be aware of. It’s your responsibility to make sure you’ve read all the information and to ask us if you’re not sure about anything.

2020 Exams & Assessments

The College has made the decision to move to alternative assessments in place of examinations to support our goal of seeking to ensure that no student is academically disadvantaged as a direct result of coronavirus (Covid-19). 

Please visit our dedicated 2020 Assessments & Results webpages for details of the arrangements for this year which replaces the information on these pages.

Your pre-assessment check list

  1. Check your course registrations

  2. Read the Instructions to Candidates

  3. View your Candidate Number

  4. Register for Exam Access Arrangements (if you need them)

  5. Find out about applying for an extension (if you need it)

  6. Check your exam timetable

  7. Practice with a past exam paper

Important dates

  • Deadline for checking Autumn term and Full Year course registrations*: Friday 18 October 2019
  • Deadline for checking Spring term and Summer term course registrations*: Friday 24 January 2020
  • Deadline for applying for Exam Access Arrangements: Friday 31 January 2020
  • Examination timetable published: Replaced with Alternative Assessments
  • 2019/20 Spring examination period: Replaced with Alternative Assessments

* Be aware that these are College deadlines. You should check with your department or school in case they have any additional deadlines.


Worried about your exams?

We’ve created an exams video to give you an idea of what to expect – take a look!