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Administering our tests
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Each session, we receive questions from centres regarding various aspects of running our tests. Whilst most questions can be answered by consulting the session-specific administration instructions we provide, the following is intended to offer brief guidance on some of the more frequently asked questions we receive.
If you’re registering candidates via the Entries Extranet, you can submit Access Arrangement requests via the Access Arrangements form on our Support Site. It is important that invigilators are familiar with the details of any Access Arrangements made for individual candidates.
Centres are responsible for ensuring the security of test materials at all times. Materials must only be transported to external venues which have been reported to us in advance (use the venue details form on our Support Site to do this). Test materials are usually despatched shortly before the test. For the November session, they usually arrive in the same week as the tests.
All candidates must bring photographic ID with them on the test day so that invigilators can be certain of their identity.
Question paper packs must be opened in the test room in front of the candidates. Before you distribute them, tell candidates that they must not open their question papers until told to do so. It is the responsibility of each candidate to check that they have been given the correct tests. You can open test papers in the test room up to 30 minutes before the test starts in order to be ready to start the tests on time.
You will receive an attendance register along with all other test materials and this must be completed. Please tick (✔) if a candidate is present or put an ‘A’ if the candidate did not sit the test. You must draw a room plan identifying candidates’ locations by test ID number (e.g. B12345) and return this with the scripts and attendance register.
Some tests allow for Special Consideration to be requested. Visit our Useful documents page for further information. Special Consideration can be applied for if a candidate’s performance is affected on the test day by circumstances beyond their control.
To report malpractice, complete and submit the Malpractice form available via our Useful documents page.
Some tests allow for Results Enquiries or Appeals to be requested. Visit our Useful documents page page for further information.
You must return materials promptly (usually within 24 hours of the test) and by the method outlined in the instructions you have received.
Failure to return test materials promptly can lead to a delay in candidates’ results being released to institutions and thereby put a candidate’s place at university at risk. If you anticipate any delay in returning materials, please contact us immediately.
Guidance on how to access results online can be found on the How to access results page.
If you need any more information, contact our Support Team and we’ll be happy to help.