EXAM RULES

GIS takes the exam system very seriously, not only as a way to measure the students skills and the level of teaching they are also meant to prepare the students for the rigors of the IGCE “O” and “A” level exams as well as the exams they will take when in university.  Failure to follow any of these rules may result in your paper being removed and loosing your mark and being sent before the disciplinary committee where the consequences could be suspension or expulsion. Go to the toilet and take a drink before the exam starts Make sure you are prepared for the exam. Only equipment that is necessary for the exam should be ready and on the desk (pens,  pencils, erasers, sharpener, extra leads or refills, calculators etc.). You will not be allowed to leave the room for any reason once the exam has started.  Only open the exam paper when you are told to do so. Make sure your first and second name and date are written in capitals clearly on the front of the paper. Keep the exam paper clean and flat and on the desk where you are sitting. Do not doodle or draw on the paper. If you are have a problem with your exam raise your hand and wait for the teacher to respond. The teacher may help clarify the question but they will not give you the answer or tell you how to answer the questions. Keep quiet during the exams. Do not talk to any other student during the exam. If you have any kind of problem ask the teacher present.  Be careful that you mark multiple choice questions clearly. Do not leave any answers blank. If you think you have finished and there is time left, check your answers. If you have finished checking and you still have time , turn over the page and wait. Do not disturb the others.  When the examiner calls “TIME. PENS, PENCILS DOWN” put your pens and pencils down immediately and wait quietly until your paper is collected. All use of electronic devices such as mobile phones, palm pads, electronic dictionaries or programmable calculators are prohibited in the exam and any use by a student will result in instant dismissal from the exam and the student will be sent in front of the disciplinary committee. 

CHEATING
 
Cheating is a serious issue as it represents a breach of trust between students, teachers and the school. Subsequently andystudents caught cheating will be subjectto the severest penalties from the disciplinary committee. This usually ends in expulsion. 
Plagiarism
“...The act of using another person’s ideas. Work or expression in your writng (or in oral presentatons) without acknowledging the source. Plagiarism involves copying another's sentences verbatm, repeatng someone else's partcularly apt phrase without acknowledgment, paraphrasing another persons argument as your own, and presentng another's line of thinking as though it was your own.” - (Modern Language Associaton of Writers of research papers)
Plagiarism is a very serious offence and will not be tolerated at any level of the school. Any evidence of plagiarism will be treated with the most serious of disciplinary consequences.
Examples of plagiarism are:
-  Using materials not permitted by the teacher during a test or exam
-  Obtaining illicit test materials or information before a test or exam
-  Copying a graded assignment from another
-  Receiving unhorsed assistance from another student
-  Copying material from books magazines or the Internet directly into an assignment