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JCQ regulations require a 1.25m gap UNLESS dividers are used
8 computers but under exam conditions only 3 can be used.
With dividers all 8 can be used in exam conditions

There are clear advantages to using exam dividers for online tests:

Make better use of your computer labs when running online examinations by using exam divider screens. Most labs have computers nearer to each other than regulations allow (1.25m), our exam dividers allow you to use more of your computers at the same time, a much more efficient use of your resources.

The relevant section of the JCQ regulations for seating in onscreen laboratorys:


"6.5 Each work station must be isolated by a minimum space of 1.25 metres measured from the nearest outer edge of one screen to the next, unless the monitors are positioned back to back or separated by dividers or protected by privacy screens."

8 Computers but only 3 students?

In my classroom the workstations are at 0.8m which would mean I could only use 1 out of every 2 computers, but it gets worse...in the picture below there are 8 workstations so you think you might be able to put in 4 students. No because, as well as requiring a 1.25m gap, you also have to have spare computers in case of machine failure so without dividers this row of 8 could only accommodate 3 students!

If you have less room between computers the problem gets worse. 

Exam Dividers for Online Testing

Room Without Exam Divider Screens   Room With Exam Divider Screens
Without screens   With screens
Only 3 of these computers can be used   All of these computers can be used