Year 10 Half Yearly Examinations | Hastings Secondary College


Westport Campus

TimeMonday 28 May Week 5BTuesday 29 May Week 5B
8.15amEnglish (1 Hour)History (1 Hour)
11.00amGeography (1 Hour)Mathematics (1 Hour)

Senior Examination Rules and Procedures

Examination attendance rules

i. It is your responsibility to check your examination timetable and ensure you are at school ten (10) minutes before the scheduled starting time for each examination.

ii. School uniform is to be worn for each internal examination.

iii. Students should notify their home campus of their absence on the morning of the examination; otherwise, a mark of zero will be awarded.

iv. A medical certificate must be supplied to the student’s home school deputy principal when they return.

v.  If you miss an examination simply because you have misread the timetable, you must contact your deputy principal immediately.

vi.  Cross Campus courses: These procedures also apply to cross-campus examinations. Campus deputy principals will communicate regarding any examination issues.

Equipment for the examinations

i. You may only take equipment listed below into the examination room in a clear plastic sleeve.

    • black pens (blue is also acceptable but black is easier for markers to read)

    • pencils, erasers, sharpener (use pencils where specifically directed)

    • a ruler marked in millimetres and centimetres

    • highlighter pen

ii. You may not bring any paper, printed or written material or correction fluid/tape into the examination room.

iii. It is your responsibility to be aware of, and provide, the equipment you are allowed to bring for each examination. If you are allowed a scientific calculator, check that it is on the Board’s approved list (available on Students Online). Make sure any equipment, such as a calculator, is in good working order because an appeal under misadventure provisions for equipment failure will not be upheld.

iv. Mobile phones and electronic devices such as organisers, MP3 players and dictionaries are to be switched off and left in bags in the designated area.

v. You are not permitted to borrow equipment during examinations.  Bringing water is encouraged but must be brought in a clear bottle.

Examination room procedures

i. You must sit at the desk assigned to you by the supervisor.

ii. All examinations have either 5 or 10 mins reading time. During this time, you must not write, use any equipment including highlighters, or annotate your examination paper in any way. For examinations where dictionaries are permitted, you may consult your dictionary during reading time.

iii. You must

      a. write your student number or name on all writing booklets, special answer books, and answer sheets, as per campus instructions or unless that information is pre-printed.

      b. remain seated, facing forward and quiet for the duration of the examination.

      c. stop writing immediately when told to do so by the supervisor.

      d. arrange completed answers according to the supervisor’s instructions and wait for the supervisor to collect them.

iv. You must NOT

      a. begin writing until instructed to do so by the supervisor

      b. leave the examination room (except in an emergency). If you have to leave you will be supervised while you are absent from the examination room and the time of your absence will be recorded.

      c. remove an examination paper from the examination room.

Conduct during the examinations

i.  You must follow the supervisors’ instructions at all times.

ii. You are required to remain until the end of each examination.

iii. You must behave in a polite and courteous manner towards the supervisors and other students.

iv.  You must NOT

       a. speak to any person other than a supervisor during an examination.

       b. behave in any way likely to disturb the work of any other student or upset the conduct of the examination

       c.  eat in the examination room (except for medical reasons).

      d.  take any writing booklets, whether used or not, from the examination room.

v. If you do not make a serious attempt at an examination, you may receive a mark of zero (0). Students are required to attempt a range of question types throughout the examination paper. Simply attempting multiple-choice questions is not sufficient for an attempt to be considered serious.

If you do not follow these rules, or if you cheat in the examinations in any way, you will receive a mark of zero and be placed on the NESA register of malpractice for the examination.