Most City Lit courses do not have exams, however, we have a few accredited courses that do. If you are not sure if you will have an exam, speak to your tutor as soon as you can.
If your course has an exam please read this information at the start of your course. You can download this information as a leaflet at the bottom of the page - you may need to look at it again before your exam.
When and where will my exam take place?
Your tutor will tell you the date, time and location of your exam. Your exam may not be on the same day or time as your normal class! Your exam may be held at City Lit or at a local venue. The dates of your exam cannot be changed.
What do I need to do now, to prepare for my exam?
- Make a note of the date and time of your exam when your teacher tells you.
- Check that you know where your exam will be and how to get there; ask your tutor if you are not sure.
- Check that you have valid ID and that it will still be valid when you take the exam.
- City Lit must have your correct official full name, date of birth and address which must match your ID. You can check your details by logging into your student account or by contacting the enrolments team at. If you change your address or your name while you are on your course, you must let us know.
Exam contingency days for GCE and GCSE exams
The awarding bodies have designated the following days as ‘contingency days’ for summer 2023 examinations:
- Thursday 8th June 2023 afternoon
- Thursday 15th June 2023 afternoon
- Wednesday 28 June 2023 full day.
It would be the awarding bodies' decision to schedule exams on this day as a contingency plan in the event of national or local disruption to examinations.
If you will be taking GCE or GCSEs, you need to be available until on these contingency days should an awarding body need to invoke its contingency plan.
What do I need to do on the day of the exam?
Plan your route to arrive in good time. We cannot guarantee that your work will be accepted by the exam board if you are late.
Listen carefully to and follow the instructions of the invigilator.
Make sure that you bring your valid photo ID with you. You cannot take your exam if you do not have this. We can only accept the following forms of ID.
Preparing for exams - exam day check-list
I know the date, time and location of my exam.
I have planned the route and know that I can get there with plenty of time.
I have valid photo ID ready to bring to the exam.
I have everything I need for the exam such as pens, pencils, calculator.
We have a useful leaflet with an exam day checklist attached at the bottom of the page - JCQ Preparing to sit your exams.
Exam access arrangements
If you are disabled or have a learning difference that means you will need support with your exam or during your course tell us as soon as possible.
Contact the Access, Inclusion & Support team on: email@example.com and have your evidence to hand.
We will explore options to support you such as extra time, BSL or specialist equipment. However, to do this, we need to know as early as possible.
We cannot guarantee exam access arrangements as the final decision to allow access arrangements is made by the exam board.
Exam instructions for candidates 2021/22
What do I do if I’m unhappy about my results?
All enquiries about GCSE and GCE exams results must go to the exam board via City Lit’s Exams Office - please contact us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
For all other exams please talk to your tutor if you are not happy with your results. The college will need to support any results enquiries with exam boards. You must do this within 2 weeks of getting your results and you may be charged a fee when you submit an appeal about your results to the exam board.
Deferrals or resubmissions for vocational awards have to be agreed with the awarding body and can only be granted if there are extenuating circumstances. Evidence may be requested and extra fees may be charged.
Please talk to your tutor or the Exams Office as soon as possible if you are unhappy with your exam results.
If you have any other questions, please explore the other exam pages in this section or contact the Exams Office via email@example.com.