You can avoid any stress or delays on your exam day by bringing all of the correct forms and equipment. 

Before you set off:

  • If you are a school student, wear your school uniform. 
  • Aim to arrive 30 minutes before the start of the exam so that you can relax before it begins. (There will be temperature checks at the gates, which may result in waiting time before entering the hall. If you have a temperature above 37.5 or suffering from or showing symptoms such as flu or cough, you will not be allowed into the exam halls)
  • Allow plenty of time for traffic or travel disruption (and always have an alternative travel plan in mind).

Things to bring to the exam room:

  • Bring your mask, as wearing a mask is a mandatory requirement to enter the exams hall
  • Student identification card
  • Statement of Entry
  • pens and pencils in a CLEAR bag
  • basic calculator (of a type approved by your exam board)
  • any extra equipment needed for your subject.


  • No mobile phones, or any other electronic devices, are allowed in exam rooms.
  • Don’t bring valuable belongings.

Please note that specific regulations, which may differ from the above, apply to practical, oral, IT and art/design exams. 

Find more exam tips and support.

Find out how to make special arrangements. 

See exam timetables.  

ID and statement of entry

You need to bring your ID and your Statement of Entry to all examinations.

What counts as acceptable ID?

Only the following is an acceptable form of ID: 

  • student identification card

If you do not have this, please speak to your teacher or school exams co-ordinator well in advance of your exams. 

What is a Statement of Entry?

A Statement of Entry is a document that confirms your exam registration. It will include a list of your chosen subjects and the exam dates for each module, as well as your name, date of birth and school. 

You should receive your Statement of Entry from your school before your exams.