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Timetable variation guidance

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Introduction

 

We know that the scheduled times for admissions tests/assessments can sometimes clash with other exams and tests or otherwise be logistically impossible for some students.

 

The information below should help if you find that there are any problems with your scheduled test date or start time.

 

Timetable clash between a public exam and an admissions test/assessment

 

If you are scheduled to take an examination at the same time as an admissions test or assessment, you will need to sit your public exam first followed by the admissions test or assessment.

 

You will need to be under supervision with no access to the internet, a mobile phone or other students for an agreed break in between the two tests (normally around an hour/half-hour) and your centre will need to submit a Timetable Variation Form to us when they make your entry.

 

Timetable clash between two admissions tests/assessments

 

If you are taking two admissions tests or assessments and one of them is BMAT, BMAT always takes precedence and needs to be taken first.

 

If you are taking any other combination of admissions tests, for example HAT and MLAT or ELAT and MLAT, the longer of the two tests should be taken first. In the examples given, HAT/ELAT would take precedence over MLAT.

 

You will need to be under supervision with no access to the internet, a mobile phone or other students for an agreed break in between the two tests (normally around an hour/half-hour) and your centre will need to submit a Timetable Variation Form to us when they make your entry.

 

Other reasons

 

Should you be unable to sit an admissions test at the schedule time for an exceptional reason (e.g. military service), your centre will need to submit a Timetable Variation Form to us when they make your entry.

 

Before submitting a Timetable Variation request, centres should be aware of the following:

 

  • The Timetable Variation request form must be submitted no later than 5 working days before the test date.
  • Any requests to move the test due to family holidays and/or school trips will not be approved. If the trip cannot be cancelled, the test-taker should investigate the possibility of taking the test at the nearest centre to them, on the scheduled test date.
  • Any request to delay a test by more than 36 hours after the scheduled start time will not be approved.
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