This article explains what to do if the scheduled time for your admissions test clashes with another exam/test, or is otherwise logistically impossible for you to attend.
It is very important that you notify your test centre as early as possible should you be unable to take an admissions test at the scheduled time as, where appropriate, the centre will need to submit a Timetable Variation request on your behalf.
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 request to us when they make your entry.
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 request 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.