At the start of most terms you will have to do one or more College examinations called "collections" based on the previous term's work. It is essential to revise appropriately for these examinations in the vacation. Invigilated collections are taken in Hall on the Friday and Saturday of Week 0, the week before teaching begins. Attendance at set collections is compulsory.
The College celebrates and rewards high academic achievement in collections and awards a full prize (currently a £40 book token) for a first class level in one or more papers in College collections, and a half-prize (currently a £20 book token) for a meritorious performance, in particular where there is a marked academic improvement. A Special Prize (currently a £60 book token) recognizes a wholly exceptional performance.