The scheduled examination periods for the 2020/21 academic year are noted below. Due to the ongoing Coronavirus, all campus based examinations could be subject to format change/revision.
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Examination Period Dates
Semester One Exams – January 2021
Monday 11 January 2021 – Friday 22 January 2021 – Time Limited Assessments (or similar online assessments) will replace campus based examinations during these two weeks.
Semester Two Exams – May 2021
Tuesday 4 May 2021 – Friday 14 May 2021
Summer Reassessment Exams – August 2021
Monday 16 August 2020 – Friday 20 August 2021
These are formal examinations or in-class tests usually taking place outside of the three main examination periods due to programme structure and professional setting considerations. These are predominantly for students studying on programmes within the Faculty of Health, Social Care & Medicine and Faculty of Education.
Your module tutor will advise you of the dates and times for these exams or in-class tests either verbally or via email.
Examinations are defined as formal, timed assessments of any duration that are subject to continuous invigilation.
You must abide by the University’s code of conduct for examinations, which are outlined in this guide: Candidate code of conduct for assessment and exams – a guide for students. You can also find full details in Appendix Five of the Academic Regulations.
It is your responsibility to ensure you know the time and place of your examinations. Misreading published information is not an acceptable reason for absence at an examination.
- Please arrive at the examination venue in sufficient time. You can only enter the venue up to 30 minutes after the start of the examination
- You will not have additional time to complete your examination if you are late. Please be on time
- We aim to schedule all examinations within standard lecture times for a particular module, however this is not always possible. Consequently, examinations may take place after 5pm or on weekends during examination periods
- If you are unable to attend an examination due to illness or any other mitigating circumstance, you must contact Academic Registry immediately. If you are ill, you must also consult your doctor immediately and follow the University’s procedures for the notification of exceptional mitigating circumstances
- You must present your Unicard at all formal examinations, otherwise your exam paper may be withheld and not marked
- We strongly advise you not to take expensive personal belongings to an examination venue. You do so at your own risk
- Take only the materials you need to complete your examination into the exam venue
We expect you to undertake examinations and other formal timed assessments at Edge Hill University (or partner institutions) as appropriate. In exceptional cases where this is not possible, you may request to undertake your assessment overseas. For more information please read the Overseas examination guidance notes and form
We appreciate that some students may require modifications to examinations, due to a disability, specific learning difficulty or mental health need.
Where there is certifiable evidence to support your request, we offer reasonable adjustments to the standard form of an examination. This includes additional time, use of a PC or small group examination rooms.
Modified examinations test the same core levels of achievement in relation to validated learning outcomes as the assessment and examination of all other students.
Should you require exam modifications or have any queries about modifications, please contact the Inclusion or SpLD teams. You can
- email them on Inclusionteam@edgehill.ac.uk or SpLD@edgehill.ac.uk
- call them on (01695) 657568 or (01695) 657526
- visit them in the Catalyst Building, situated in the centre of the campus
You can apply for exam modifications at any time during your studies and we consider requests three times per year. For information on submission deadlines, please contact the Inclusion or SpLD teams. If your form is received after the deadline, we cannot guarantee your modifications will be in place for the next exam period. This does not affect the modifications put in place for future examinations.
Academic Registry will confirm the venue in advance of each examination. If you have not received written confirmation seven days before the examinations, you must email the Examination Modifications Officer.
Module tutors co-ordinate any in-class tests which take place outside the main examination periods. If you have an agreed examination modification you should contact your module tutor and ensure they are aware of your requirements.