26 Apr 2016

Year 12 Summer Examinations

Dear Students and Parents/Guardians,
The Year 12 summer examinations will take place from Thursday 19th May to Monday 30th May 2016. 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 Y12 examinations are essential preparation for the actual public examinations, which commence on 27th April next year.
This year, Sha Tin College has its two Continuous Professional Development (CPD) days on 17th and 18th May, so the school will be closed to students. Y12 students can use these dates for additional study leave.
All examinations will take place in the Hall (except the Visual Arts exam) so students need to gather in the Undercover Area 15 minutes before the scheduled start of each exam. Please see the attached copy of the IB instructions to candidates (‘Conduct of the examinations 2016’), which students must read very carefully.
We attach a copy of the Y12 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 Y12 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 2016” before the Summer Examinations. This document is available on SMART:
SMART > Students > Exams and Testing > Exams > Y12 Exams
Additional notes to Y12 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 – 3rd June)
During the week beginning 30th May, all Y12 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 Tuesday 31th May. Please note that the TOK sessions on 31st May and 1st June include actual IB assessment.
Mr. Campbell will be sending out information to you about the HE Days on 2nd and 3rd June. Normal lessons resume on Monday 6th June.
However, please note that Y12 students will be off timetable on Monday 13th June to work on their Extended Essay (EE). Mr. Taylor will be sending out information about the EE Day. We will start with an assembly in the Senior School Centre at the usual time (8:15am).
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