27 Mar 2017

Year 12 Summer Examinations

Dear Students and Parents/Guardians
The Year 12 summer examinations will take place from Thursday 18th May to Monday 29th May 2017. During this time, students will be on study leave so are not expected to attend school as students may prefer to study at home. The Year 12 examinations are essential preparation for the actual public
examinations, which are scheduled to commence on 28th April next year.
All examinations will take place in the Hall (except the Visual Arts exam) so students need to gather in the Senior School Centre15 minutes before the scheduled start of each exam. Please see the attached copy of the IB instructions to candidates (‘Conduct of the examinations 2017’), which students must read very carefully.
We attach a copy of the Year 12 Summer Examination timetable for your information.
If you have any clashes on your timetable, please see Mrs. Wan a.s.a.p. in Room 117.
Students on Exam Study Leave
All students must swipe in and out with their Octopus Card on every occasion that they attend school.
In addition, all students attending school for any reason (such as for private study, to meet a teacher, or to take an examination) must sign in and out using the Year 12 registration sheets at the Reception.
Observing this rule ensures that the school complies with fire regulations.
TI – Nspire: All calculators must be in “press to test” mode for the start of all exams.
TI 84: any RAM/ROM memory or data stored on calculators must be reset before exams such that only approved apps remain in the calculator memory and all programs are deleted.
Please note that the only permitted apps on the TI 84 are PolySmlt and CtlgHelp. In addition,Finance cannot be removed as it is part of the operating system.
Random checks will be made during the exams by invigilators.
Students must also read the document “Use of calculators in examinations 2017” before the Summer Examinations. This document is available on SMART:
SMART > Students > Exams and Testing > Exams > Year 12 Exams
Additional notes to Year 12 students
You must put your Hong Kong ID card, Octopus Card (with photo), or STC Student Card on the top right hand corner of your table during each examination.
Please note that you will not be allowed to take bags or phones into the Hall. These will need to be stored in a secure location outside the Hall and it is the responsibility of each individual student to ensure the security of their own belongings.
Post Summer Examinations (31st May – 8th June)
During the week beginning 29th May, all Year 12 students are expected to attend the Theory of Knowledge (TOK) and Higher Education (HE) sessions. Students should register with their form tutor in the normal way at 8:15am from Wednesday 31th May. Please note that the TOK sessions on 31stMay and 1st June include actual IB assessment.
Mr. Campbell will be sending out information to you about the HE Days on 2nd and 5th June.
Please also note that Year 12 students will be off timetable on Thursday 8th June to work on their Extended Essay (EE) during periods 1 and 2.  Mr. Taylor will be sending out further information in due course.
Normal lessons resume from period 3 on Thursday 8th June.
If you have any queries about the Summer Examinations or the arrangements for TOK/HE/EE, please feel free to email us.
Yours faithfully,
Iris Wan                                                 Cliff Imeson                             Paul Hoang
Exams Administrator                         Assessment Coordinator        Vice Principal
iris.wan@shatincollege.edu.hk        ci@shatincollege.edu.hk         ph@shatincollege.edu.hk