Help for Exams and Assessments
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It's fairly standard for things to get a bit chaotic during assessment times and looking after our health and wellbeing can be more difficult. There may be times when manageable assessment stress becomes unmanageable, or you face difficulties (‘mitigating circumstances’) which affect you so much you’re unable to handle your workload.
If you find yourself in this situation, we’re here to help you figure out your best options. King’s has strict assessment regulations, so it’s important to understand how these could affect you.
Should I sit my exam/submit my assessment?
KCL works on the principle that if you attend, submit or participate in any form of assessment the College will consider you to be in a position to do so.
This means that if you're experiencing difficulties that are affecting your preparation or preventing you from attending, such as illness, depression or bereavement, it’s essential that you take action as soon as you can in order to avoid getting a lower grade than you may have done otherwise.
If anything is affecting your studies, these pages will guide you through the mitigating circumstances procedure and work out what you should do next.
Have a nose around our wellbeing pages and our tips for dealing with exam stress. If you need support, get in touch with us via firstname.lastname@example.org or 020 7848 4588, or check out our list of support services.