Online Module Exams – 31st January deadline

The global outbreak of COVID-19 led to the cancellation of the module exams in 2020 as social distancing rules made the exams untenable. 

The Examination Board is planning to hold the spring module exams on the 24th April 2021 using online invigilation. This will allow you to take the module exams online in your own home provided that you have a desktop or laptop computer, internet access, web camera and microphone. You will also need a quiet room with no other people present or distractions.

Unfortunately, due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation, written paper module exams will not be available this spring.

The final application date for module exams will be 31st January 2021 and candidates will be able to sit a maximum of two modules (normally 4).  Anyone who has already applied and does not want to take the exam online can have their entry transferred to November 2021 at no cost, when the plan is to offer paper exams. 

The company chosen to support the online exam process is the Norwegian company Inspera Assessments, which works with Oxford and Bath Universities amongst others. The online modules will have the same layout as the current handwritten module papers (i.e. sections A, B and C) with the occasional diagram or picture for candidates to comment on. It will not be necessary to draw online.
 
Only basic computer skills are required and training for the new online system will be provided to candidates (March 20th and 21st, 2021) as well as an opportunity to sit a mock exam.
 
Please contact the GBKA Examination Secretary Bernie Danvers (Berniedanvers@hotmail.co.uk) if you would like to apply to take the online module exam in April.