GENERAL INFORMATION on the HF Exam
Time and place
Time date of the written examination will be announced here. Expect to see the time announced and start of registration, about a month before the written exam. Date of the orals will be announced on the day of the written examination,
The exam will be held in the Lecture Halls of Gräfin Dönhoff building. Your room depends on your Matriculation Number, or name. Your room in GD will be posted on the doors on the day of the exam. You may in addition receive an Email from the Lektorat with a specific time you are asked to come.
The written exam is two hours 15 mins. long. Students must be there by 13.55 at the latest. if they do not receive a more specific time by Email, from the Lektorat, The process of giving important information and signing in a large number of students takes some time, so expect to be there until about 16:30 or later; please be patient.
Registriation is on viacampus. Dates for the registration period are also found here .
You cannot register on the day of the exam; late registration before the exam will be possible up to one day on payment of a fee at the Secretary's Office (AB019).
You will be will be able to register once viaCampus has a record of all the Oberstufe courses you need to pass. Your teacher will make sure your results are entered in time fopr you to register.
Important information for the day of the written exam:
-Please bring your student ID or, if you do not have one, some form of identification.
-You may use an English/English dictionary but NOT a bilingual one (i.e. not English-German or English-Polish etc.)
-We will NOT supply dictionaries at the exam, so if you wish to use one, bring your own.
-Computer-based dictionaries will not be allowed.
-You will not be allowed to share a dictionary so bring your own.
-No mobile phones! Bring a watch if you think you need one; there is a clock in the room.
-You must bring a PEN with BLACK OR DARK BLUE INK to write the test with. The exam cannot be written in pencil (because all exams need to be photocopied).
Only students that fail exactly ONE and only ONE part of the written examination will be given an oral examination. Dates for the oral are announced at the Writte exam - they are generally late September for the Summer Semester examination and late March for the Winter Semester examination
Results for the Written exam will be available on ViaCampus. date of the results will be given on the day of the written exam. If you fail one part, remember to check the Lektorat Englisch website for your oral time and topic.