Before your exams

  • Check your Brookes email regularly for any updates and plan ahead. Students may be emailed in the run up to exams, during exam sessions and after results.

    Key tasks

    By Week 3 

    By Week 5 (if required) 

    From Week 7

    • Monday – Exams Timetable (without rooms) published. Check PIP and contact us if you have any missing, extra or clashing exams.
    • If required, apply for Taking your examinations off-site or apply for a Change of exam date (exceptional circumstances only).

    Week 10 

    • Monday – Exams Timetable (with rooms) published. Check PIP for your exam rooms and contact us if you have consecutive sessions with exams on more than one campus. Alternative provision exam timetables (with rooms) are sent to your Brookes email address. 

    Preparing for exam day

    What you will need 

    • Student ID - A valid and readable student ID. Purchase a replacement from Student Central if required
    • Stationery – This includes suitable pens, pencils and erasers
    • Phones off – Check you know how to do this (also cancel alarms – some alarms work if the phone is off); silent and airplane modes are not sufficient
    • Revision – Consult your module leader for advice; additionally, the Exams Team publish past papers for many modules on RADAR and the Upgrade team offer guidance for revision 

    What you may need 

    • Water – A transparent, label-free bottle for water.
    • Pencil case – A transparent pencil case or bag.
    • Permitted notes – List of references, text books (if required, your module leader will let you know).

    What is not permitted 

    • Calculators – Students are not permitted to bring their own calculators into exams. However, if your exam requires one, it will be on your exam desk. The model is Casio fx-85GT PLUS (visit the Casio website for more info). Student Central loan out this model to practice on. 
    • Dictionaries - Students are not permitted to bring dictionaries into the exam.

    Health related issues

    Illness in the lead up to or during exams 

    • If this affects your performance, follow the link on the 'Record and Results' tab on PIP to the mitigating circumstances procedure.


    • If you injure your writing arm, contact the exams team with medical evidence and if possible, we will offer you a PC to type your exam.