Timings may vary between assessment test centres, so be sure to double-check what time your assessment starts. It is a good idea to arrive early, but you should check with your centre to see when they will be opening prior to the start of the exam. Please do not worry if you find your test centre is not open when you arrive; just wait outside until the centre opens and the staff invite you inside.
If you are late for the assessment, you will not be given additional time and you run the risk of having insufficient time to complete the assessment. If you do arrive late, you might wish to consider withdrawing as an alternative to sitting the assessment with less time than all the other candidates.
If you arrive more than 15 minutes after the start time, you will not be able to sit the assessment and you will be asked to leave the test centre. If you are too late to attempt the exam you will need to complete a withdrawal form. Failure to do this will result in the exam being counted as one of your three attempts although you did not sit the exam.
Withdrawal request forms can be downloaded from the GPhC website. You should send your withdrawal form to firstname.lastname@example.org If you do not complete the form, the June sit will count as one of your three attempts at the exam.
The deadline for requesting a withdrawal is 5pm on 4 July 2023.
Travelling by train
If you had planned to travel to your exam venue by train, you should keep an eye out for any potential strike dates from train operators. You may need to make new plans for travelling to your venue, and you should check with your train operator before booking any tickets to ensure that they can provide a normal service on the day of the exam.
If things go wrong during the exam
If you experience a problem or become unwell during either paper, you must raise any issues with a Test Invigilator immediately. The invigilator will help you to resolve the issue and provide you with a case report number. This will allow the GPhC to confirm the issue(s) you have experienced. If you feel that your performance may have been adversely affected, it is essential that you log the incidents with a Test Invigilator. Do also make sure that you receive a case reference number. You may want to consider requesting a nullification.
You will need to fill in a nullification request form. You must also provide suitable evidence to support your request, for example, medical evidence if you were taken ill. If your nullification request is upheld, you will not receive your results and your assessment attempt will not count towards your three attempts at the exam.
Nullification forms will be available on the GPhC June assessment webpage. Completed forms should be sent to email@example.com The deadline for sending in a nullification request is 5pm 4 July 2023.