How to Set Up an Exam Room

Setting up an exam room correctly isn’t just about creating the ideal environment to help examinees do their best, it can also make your life significantly easier. The following tips can help create the perfect exam room for your examinees while also ensuring the minimum hassle for yourself during exams.


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Choosing furniture

One of the most important things to get right is your choice of furniture. Choosing comfortable chairs can significantly improve the experience for students who may well be sitting in them for several hours. Getting a good quality exam desk with enough space for all their materials will also make the exam run much more smoothly, reducing the amount of time you have to spend dealing with problems.

Setting up desks

It’s really important to have your desks spaced far enough apart so examinees are not distracted by those around them (or tempted to cheat!). There should be at least 1.25 metres between your desks on all side. It is important to work out how many people will be sitting your exam well in advance so you can be sure you choose an exam room big enough to fit them all in comfortably.

Other considerations

Obviously you will need to pick an exam room that provides a sufficiently peaceful environment to allow people to sit their exam without unnecessary interruptions or distractions. It is also important to make sure the room is fitted with a clock that is clearly visible from every desk and that students have access to at least one toilet for every 25 examinees.

Why use Andrews Marquees?

Andrews Marquees offer exam table hire in Bristol and throughout the South West. We also supply a wide range of other event furniture including high-end dining chairs and tables perfect for weddings and corporate events and sturdy plastic furniture ideal for outdoor use.

To find out more about the wide range of event furniture, marquees and accessories Andrews Marquees supply, call now on 01275 545199 or fill out our contact form for a swift response.