Examinations

Special Assessment Period (SAP) exams are online-only for 2020/21. The linked sections below provide really useful and detailed advice and guidance about what you should be aware of before, during and after exams.

Exam Dates for 2020/21

Semester 1: Mon 18 January 2021 to Weds 3 February 2021
Semester 2: Tues 1 June 2021 to Fri 25 June 2021
SAP: Weds 1 September 2021 to Fri 10 September 2021

Please note that:

  • all dates are inclusive; and
  • your examinations may fall on any of these dates and therefore you must be available. Exam timetables cannot be altered due to other commitments you might have.

The Three Types of Online Exam

All exams will be conducted online and will take one of the following forms (your exam timetable will advise which form will be used for each exam): 

1a type: An open book long window online exam (23 hours, downloadable paper) 

A 1a exam, appearing as "(1a)" on your timetable, is a long window exam. You have 23 hours to download the paper, complete your exam, and upload your answers. You should spend the recommended time on your paper but can do this at any time within the 23 hour time period given.

1b type: An open book short window online exam (normal length + 30 minutes, downloadable paper) 

A 1b exam, appearing as "(1b)" on your timetable, is a short window exam. The 1b exam includes the allocated time for the paper, plus an additional 30 minutes to download the paper, and collate and upload your answers.

Learn Quiz type: An open book short window online exam (normal length, hosted online) 

A Learn Quiz, appearing as "Quiz" on your timetable, is a short window exam which typically includes at least some multiple choice questions and is taken entirely online through Learn. There is no need to download a paper or upload your answers, and therefore no additional time is allocated for this.

Guiding you through exams