Briefing for 2015 GCE O Level Examinations St. Andrew’s Secondary School Exam Centre: 2556 (4E5N) Documents for Identification • The Entry Proof/Timetable • Photo ID (NRIC or EZ-Link Card) • For all written / practical / listening examinations Place your entry proof and IC/EZ-link card at the TOP RIGHT corner of the table. Entry Proof NRIC/EZ-link What if you have lost your entry proof / Identity Card? REPLACE THEM PROMPTLY before the 19th of October (From the GO or your FT) Arrival • Report to the upper court 30 minutes before the start time for your respective papers • Sit according to class, in neat rows. This will facilitate movement into the hall. • Go to the washroom first before the exam. This is to minimise movement in the hall. Check seating arrangement • Check for your seating before every paper as there may be changes between subsequent papers. • Location: At Upper Court & Outside GO 18 Columns Hall Seating Arrangement (Sample) 15 Rows Hall Seating Arrangement (Sample) Exam Centre Code: 2556 Candidate’s O Level Index Number Have the following items READY at the upper court before entering the hall • Entry proof • NRIC • Transparent pencil case (Use zip lock bag) • MOE approved scientific calculator • Dictionaries for MT paper 1 only Note: 1. Switch off your mobile phone 2. NO silent mode 3. Deactivate phone alarms Once you enter the hall... • Place your bag at the allocated place and go and stand behind your seat immediately. • Do not try to communicate with any other candidate in any way. • Anyone caught doing so will be deemed as attempting to cheat. Latecomers • Candidates who are late will NOT be given extra time. • Candidates more than 30 minutes late may be refused entry into the examination venue. FAQ: What if there is a train breakdown? • In the event that candidates turn up late at their examination centres because of a major train disruption, they will be given the full duration of time allocated for the paper. • Candidates who are affected by such situations must inform the Chief Presiding Examiner immediately when they reach their examination centres (go to the nearest exam centre). FAQ: What if I have missed a paper (or) part of a paper? • Candidates will NOT be provided with another chance to re-sit the examination if they have missed the examinations. ‘Absent’ Grades • It is compulsory for candidates to sit for all the registered components. Components include Oral, Listening Comprehension (if applicable), Practical and the Written Papers. • Unless prior approval has been granted by SEAB for exemption, candidates will be given an ‘Absent’ for a subject if they are absent from one or more components/papers of that subject. This applies to both Cambridge subjects and Mother Tongue Language subjects. Infectious diseases • Candidates who are suffering from any infectious disease (e.g. chicken pox) are NOT allowed to sit for the examination in their usual examination centres/schools. • Candidates should call their examination centres/schools and inform the Chief Presiding Examiners of their conditions. • Candidates suffering from infectious disease will be referred to a designated examination centre assigned by SEAB to sit for their examination. • It is necessary to inform the school in advance. Hospitalisation Case • SEAB will make special arrangements for a candidate who is hospitalised to sit for the examination in the hospital provided that the hospital has certified the candidate as being medically fit to take the examination. Release of Results • For subjects that are shown as ‘Absent’ on the Result Slip, no grade/subject will appear on the certificate. Use of dictionaries in (MT) Paper 1 • Candidates are advised to refer to website for the list of approved dictionaries (http://www.seab.gov.sg) • For electronic Chinese language (CL) dictionaries, no allowance will be made for candidates whose e-dictionaries fail to function during the examination. Ear-pieces are not permitted in the examinations venue. Conduct (1) • Candidates should be properly attired when they present themselves for the examination – School uniform with badge and proper socks/shoes, neat haircut. • Candidates are not permitted to consume any form of food in the examination room/hall. However, candidates are allowed to drink water in the examination room/hall. Candidates are advised to place their water bottles on the floor next to their seats in the examination room/hall. Conduct (2) • Candidates who breach any of these instructions, rules and regulations of examinations (e.g. found guilty of improper conduct or misbehaviour during the examination) may be prohibited from taking the examination, expelled from the examination room/hall and/or refused entry for subsequent papers. Emergency Contact: 9242 2487 Please identify yourself by stating your Name, O Level Index Number and Class when you call / text us. End of Briefing All the best!