1. Does everyone who is taking the exam all go in the one room ( hall? ) at the same time? Seems too many to me to fit in one room and at once but is a question she has asked. Or is it that they are split into different time slots on the day?
2. Is it held normally at the school itself?
3. Are you allowed water during the exam ( bring oneself )?
4. Can you go for wee midway through ? ( I would doubt it )
5. Are you allowed paper for workings out?
6. Is exam done in pencil?
7. What is she allowed/ not allowed in her pencil case?
8. Do you wear school uniform?
1. Everyone takes the exam at the same time on the same day except for any who are ill or have legitimate reasons (e.g. religious) for not sitting on the original day.
2. Yes. They split the girls into groups and allocate each group a separate room. It's a random allocation so you don't get all one school in the same room, for example. You will be told which room your daughter will be in and when you arrive on the morning itself you will be directed to a sixth former holding a placard with your daughter's room number on it. Every couple of minutes another sixth former will take the girls waiting for a particular room to the room where they will be met by the teacher invigilating.
3. They will let you know this with all the information. I recall that you could take a small drink and a snack but I think you had to eat/drink them in a break - certainly not during the exams!
4. They try to limit toilet breaks to the intervals between the exams but you can ask to go during an exam. However, you don't get any extra time to make up for the loss of time.
5. I don't know the current policy on this but when my daughters did the exam scrap paper was provided, yes. This is some years ago, though, so hopefully a more recent exam taker can confirm this for you.
7. The info sent before the exam tells you exactly what you can take. 2 pencils, a rubber and a small ruler, I recall. See-through pencil case or no pencil case.
8. You do not need to wear school uniform. Your daughter, however, should.