Bullis has two sets of exams a year. They are three-day periods filled with stress, complaining, and a lot of studying. The first exam of the day begins at 8:30 am and ends at 10:30. The second and final exam begins at 12:00 and finishes at 2:00. The big issue students are faced with is what to do for that hour and a half of in-between time.
It makes sense that students want their independence, especially during such a stressful time, but underclassmen also have to see the other side. If students, besides seniors, have to stay on campus, it could possibly encourage them to focus, study more, and be on time to exams, causing fewer issues for proctors and teachers. Both sides are clearly arguable, but what could be some better alternatives?
Both juniors and seniors should be able to leave campus for a meal or to go home if they live nearby. Freshman and sophomores should stay just for the reason that most of them cannot drive and that can cause complications. With that being said, I think the best solution is to move the start time of the first exam to 8:00 and let it end at 10:00 and then start the second exam at 1:00 and let it run until 3:00, which would allow students regardless of age to leave campus.
The arrangement gives students more time in between to eat, relax, refocus, and review their material. It is a longer day, but I think the more relaxation time a student has in between two exams, the better.