Take Home Exams

These are a special type of open examination where students are provided with the exam paper and are able to complete it away from an exam centre over a set period of time.

Take-home exams usually require more exploration and depth in the responses than traditional open exams.

To prepare for a take home exam:

  • arrange for a quiet and an organised space to do the exam
  • tell your family or house mates that you will be doing a take-home exam and that you would appreciate their cooperation 
  • make sure that you know the correct return date 
  • make stress work for you - overcome stress
  • know the exam format, question types and content
  • ensure that you have started exam revision early, via study planning.