Monday, 25 June 2012

Exam Time

Another summer, another exam season nearly over. After several years of doing this we think we've seen everything, but there's always something new for us invigilators to talk about in the staffroom. This year I've had to remove a spider from the exam room because a girl was too terrified to carry on with it sitting several feet away on the floor. It took me a while to scoop up the little blighter but eventually I managed to escort it outside. Another invigilator had to keep waking up a student in the middle of his exam. (Don't judge him too harshly – he hadn't been very well). She would have left him alone but his snoring was disturbing the other candidates. Unfortunately, when he woke up he found he'd dribbled over his answer sheet.

Looking forward to results day and the autumn resits.


  1. LOL - you must have a mountain of stories to tell about these experiences. I thought you were quite the hero to remove that spider. Ewwww I am not a fan of spiders!

  2. I'm a big fan of spiders, Diane. But I wouldn't like to deal with some of those monsters you have over there.

    1. Ahhh yes, that is what I was imagining, our hairy Huntsman spiders they do make me shudder. As much as I love our Aussie summers the down side for me is those huge spiders. When one ventures indoors my weapon is the vacuum cleaner - I'm not so brave. Ewwwwwwwww

  3. Didja sing "Born Free" when you threw the spider back outside...?

  4. Hee hee. It never occurred to me, Susan.