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Support for Students

Don’t get caught out, make sure you know what you are allowed and not allowed to do when taking your GCSE, AS or A level exams.

Mobile phones and smartwatches

Keep mobile phones and smartwatches out of the exam room

Taking your mobile phone or smartwatch into the exam could cause you to lose marks or be disqualified from the exam. Make sure your devices are turned off and stored away from the exam hall, in accordance with instructions from your school or college.

Exam papers and questions on social media

Don’t share exam questions

If you think you’ve seen a paper or a question before the exam, chances are it’s probably fake, but don’t risk losing marks or being disqualified.

If you see something you suspect is a leak, you must report it immediately to your school or college exams officer or to the relevant exam board if that would be quicker.

If you have seen it on social media you could also report it to the platform on which you saw it.

Be prepared for your exam


  1. Make sure you know ahead of time where and when the exams are for each subject you’re taking.
  2. Know which items you’re allowed to take in for each exam, approved calculators are only allowed in some exams.
  3. Use a clear pencil case and, if taking in a water bottle, make sure the label has been removed.