Exam paper preparation

  • Requirements

    At the beginning of semester, module leaders are emailed a Google Form to confirm their requirements for the exam e.g. exam length, additional materials, use of calculators, multiple choice and timetabling requests - the deadline is the end of week 3

    Deadlines

    See the key dates section for submission and sign-off deadlines.

    Process

    1. Download and complete the appropriate word template (below). Exam papers are then saved in word as PDFs and shared with registry-submissions@brookes.ac.uk via Google Drive (note: also save a word copy in case any corrections are needed).
    2. Your paper is then checked to ensure it conforms to equality requirements and avoids any potential confusion. 
    3. If any amendments are required, you will be emailed to resubmit. 
    4. Once approved, the ML will be emailed to sign-off the exam paper and provide contact details (this can be done at the Headington Office (all semester) or at the Wheatley office (week 9 only)).

    Writing your exam paper

    Refer to the Examination paper preparation guide and Sample examination paper to help complete and submit your exam paper along with the appropriate word template:

    UMP and PG templates GDL templates
    S1 T1
    S1 multiple choice T1R
    S1R T2
    S1R multiple choice  T2R  
    S2 
    T3 
    S2 multiple choice  T3R 
    S2R 
    S2R multiple choice

    Multiple choice exams

    See the guide to Submit an MCAS master and Example MCAS sheet if your exam is multiple choice - the Exams Team require a 'master' copy to mark the exam in-house:

    • You will be sent a blank Multiple Choice Answer Sheet (MCAS) and MCAS Form via internal mail. 
    • To ensure confidentiality, return both by hand to Exams.

    Note: we also mark multiple choice class tests at a modest charge to your faculty.

    Exam day contact

    The exam contact (either the module leader or a representative) must be reachable by phone during the exam. If students have queries about the paper, the Exams Team phone the contact and relay the response to the exam room.