Smartwatches banned from exams

Smartwatches banned from exams

Spoiler: unless you’re a student this will be of no real relevance. I remember sitting GCSE exams back in the mid-1990s and before our mock exams some bright spark discovered a new type of calculator that would allow you to write words. Lo and behold, the teachers soon cottoned on and they were banned. Fast forward two decades and it seems that the same ruling has now been applied to smartwatches. City University in London is just one of a number of high profile establishments. It has released a statement saying:


Last year, colleagues and invigilators raised the issue of how we would identify a smartwatch in an examination setting. In large exam venues, with over 100 students, it simply wouldn’t be practical to ask invigilators to check each watch. We conducted some sector research in the autumn term of 2014 and learned that a number of universities have recently introduced a similar policy.

Source: Buzzfeed

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