We understand that a move to alternative assessments, and different arrangements to face-to-face examinations, is a change to what you were expecting and it may be challenging for some students. The University is committed to supporting you during this time and has created an Assessments Student Guide to answer some of your questions.
Update due to impact of the Coronavirus
The current situation regarding Covid-19 has seen the university move to a more remote platform, with the majority of teaching being online. At the present time, the majority of face-to-face examinations have been replaced by online assessments and remote examinations. Your School will be in touch regarding the process of these alternative assessments so please follow and adhere to the guidance provided by them.
You can find advice for studying online, including using Microsoft Teams and Zoom on the Academic Skills page.
The position on assessments (including exams) is different across Schools, notably in the School of Health Sciences and the City Law School. Please read and make sure you understand the detail related to your School below.
City Law School
Alternative forms of assessment for City Law School students will be made available wherever possible. In-person examinations for Academic Law programmes based in Northampton Square (LLB, GELLB, GDL and all LLMs) will be replaced by alternative forms of assessment. There are additional considerations for students on programmes of professional study based in Gray’s Inn (LPC, BPTC).
School of Health Sciences
Alternative forms of assessment for School of Health Sciences students will be made available wherever possible; however, there are additional considerations for clinical skills and practice-based assessments.
As a student here at City, you may need to sit written exams as part of your assessments, along with completing coursework and tests in class. Currently, the majority of face to face examinations are being replaced by alternative assessments and online exams. City’s Exams team is here to help you with any exam-related queries you might have. We manage and organise City, University of London's main examination periods as well as a number of 'exception' examinations (usually held outside the main examination periods: e.g. Study Abroad, GDL and some MBA/EMBA exams).
We also organise examinations for students who require alternative arrangements or adjustments.
Departments sometimes organise their own in-house examinations or tests outside the main examination periods. If you are not sure who is organising your examinations, your Programme Handbook or Course Officer will be able to assist you. Your department will also help you with any enquiries relating to results, progression, coursework or transcripts.
If you can’t find the answer to your question on this page, you can get in contact with us.
Before your exams
Prepare, plan and succeed.
During your exams
What to expect and how to prepare on the day of your exam.
After your exams
Getting your exam results and finding out about resits.
Find out about the published exam timetable.
Please make sure you check the timetable carefully and regularly before your examination(s).
Our most frequently asked exam questions.
Find out if you are eligible for adjustments and how to register.