Change to dates and times for Unit 1 and Unit 5 exam papers

Mon Apr 30 15:12:00 UTC 2018

Change to dates and times for Unit 1 and Unit 5 exam papers.

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Following feedback on the previous sittings of Unit 1 and Unit 5 exams, the exam papers will be split into separate Biology, Chemistry and Physics papers. This change will come into effect from May/June 2018 onwards, with each paper taken at a different exam slot over two days.

This is to allow students to be able to take one subject (Biology, Chemistry or Physics) at a time. The papers have the same number of marks and the demand has not changed. The time for each subject paper is 40 minutes for Unit 1 and 50 minutes for Unit 5. Students must sit all three papers in the given exam session.

Table summarising Unit 1 and Unit 5 exam paper split

 

Unit 1 exam

Unit 5  exam

Old style

New style
(from May/June 18)

Old style

New style
(from May/June 18)

Number of papers

1 3 1 3

Time allocated

120 min
(2 hr)
40 min each 150 min
(2 hr 30 min)
50  min each

Date and time for summer 2018

31617H Unit 1 originally scheduled to take place on
25 May PM
31617 HB1 Biology:
24 May PM

31617 HC1 Chemistry:
25 May AM

31617 HP1 Physics:
25 May PM
31627H Unit 5 originally scheduled to take place on
6 June AM
31627 HC1 Chemistry:
5 June PM

31627 HP1 Physics:
6 June AM

31627 HB1 Biology:
6 June PM
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