Students are being informed to eliminate watches from their wrists prior to taking GCSE and A-level tests, to fight unfaithful.
In many cases, trainees are being informed to position the wrist watches on their desks, however invigilators can require they are left beyond the test hall.
The brand-new guideline was presented to avoid students aiming to pass off smartwatches – which have actually long been prohibited – as typical ones.
Some universities have actually currently enforced comparable requirements.
The guideline is likewise planned to avoid examinees aiming to smuggle in notes folded and positioned under typical watch deals with.
Different watches clearly marketed as unfaithful gadgets can be discovered marketed online, consisting of on Amazon’s UK shop.
Some work by pushing a button to change a visual representation of a watch confront with uploaded text, however others have no digital display screen and work by playing audio to a little earpiece through a Bluetooth connection.
A number of test centres had actually currently presented their own advertisement hoc enjoy restrictions.
However the JCQ’s relocation indicates that the majority of school trainees sitting tests in England, Wales and Northern Ireland are now impacted.
Although a few of the JCQ’s members award Scottish Highers, those tests are not covered by the modification.
A representative for the organisation informed the BBC that it had published a video earlier this week to offer students with more details.