What happens during an online assessment

You’re all booked in to take your exam online. What happens next?

Before the exam  

  • Fully charge your device, or plug it in. If you have access to a backup device, have it ready  
  • Close all the other applications or windows on your device other than Zoom and turn off notifications so that you don’t get interrupted during your exam  
  • Remind everyone in your household to stay off the internet while you are taking your exam  
  • Make sure you have copies of your own-choice pieces to hand. These should be clean copies without any markings or notes on them 

During the exam  

  • Five minutes before your exam time, sign into the Zoom meeting using the link you’ve been sent, or by going to http://join.zoom.us and typing in the Meeting ID and password  
  • While online, do not tell anyone your personal information, such as your phone number, address or any passwords  
  • You will be met by a LAMDA steward in the Zoom waiting room  
  • When the examiner is ready for you, you will be allowed into the Zoom meeting where you will be taking your exam  
  • Once you’ve been introduced to the examiner, your chaperone will leave the exam room  
  • The examiner will ask you to confirm some information about the exam you are taking, your space and to make sure that your equipment is working. They will then guide you through your exam  
  • If something goes wrong with your equipment, such as your device freezing, you may ask your chaperone to help you. We also have a troubleshooting guide, which you can read here 
  • Do not record the exam, either via Zoom or on any device  

After the exam  

  • Well done. You can now leave the meeting and close the Zoom app, or browser window  
  • Time to let everyone in your house know they can use the internet again  
  • Relax, and find a way to celebrate
  • You did it! Well done!