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Exams, assessments and results

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While your personal exam timetable is on studentConnnect, general information on exam periods, rules, grades and alternative arrangements is provided here.

  1. Exam start times
  2. Your personal exam timetable
  3. Allocated seating
  4. Allowable items
  5. Approved calculator list
  6. Exam periods
  7. Exam arrangements
  8. Grades, rules and procedures
  9. Special arrangements
  10. Faculty information on exams
  11. University Policy on: Assessment

Exam start times

As part of our program of continuous improvement, we have changed the scheduled exam start times for centrally administered exams to:

  • 9:00 am
  • 2:00 pm
  • 4:00 pm

By introducing a new examination session and new examination start times, many students will have more time to prepare between exams and less instances of being required to take two exams on the same day or three examinations consecutively.

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Your personal exam timetable

Your personal exam timetable is published on studentConnect five weeks before end of semester exams and four weeks before the end of trimester exams. Your personal timetable for supplementary and deferred exams is published one week before the exam period. Timetable information is not available over the telephone.

If you have misread the timetable and missed your scheduled exam you will be unable to sit the examination in the next session. Eligibility for special considerations is based on the guidelines outlined in the University Policy on Special Consideration and is assessed on a case-by-case basis. 

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Allocated seating 

Your personal exam timetable (published on studentConnect) will display the date, time, venue and seat number within the venue for each of your exams. A list of student IDs and seat numbers will be displayed at the entrance to the exam venue.

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Allowable Items 

For each exam period a spreadsheet will be published below listing allowable item(s) which have been specified as being allowed in the examination for the current round. The list can be searched by unit code, or a full indexed list is available in the second tab. 

In addition, candidates are required to provide their own stationary for each exam, e.g. pens, pencils, erasers and drawing instruments such as rulers and set squares.

If you have any items in an examination, and are unsure if they are allowed, please ask one of the exam supervisors before the exam starts.

Please note, the spreadsheet may not work on your mobile device.

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Approved Calculator List

For examinations that approve their use, students must provide their own UWA approved calculator that has a UWA approved calculator sticker. UWA Approved calculator stickers can be obtained from allocated student advice offices, student administration and the Co-Op. Calculators that are not approved will be confiscated for the duration of the examination. There are no exceptions to this rule, and no spare calculators are provided in the exam venue.

The below document lists calculators that can be approved for use in examinations, and calculators that are non-approved. UWA Approved calculators must not be programmable, display graphics or have any connectivity capability such as Bluetooth. Calculator cases must be left with your belongings or placed under your chair for the duration of the examination.  

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Exam periods

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Exam arrangements

You should arrive 15 minutes before written exams and 20 minutes before practical exams.

If you're up to 30 minutes late you can sit the exam but you will not be granted extra time.

If you miss an exam, contact Student Administration immediately.

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Grades, examination rules, results and academic progress

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Special arrangements

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Faculty and School information on exams

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Last updated:
Tuesday, 5 February, 2019 10:21 AM