There are three kinds of examinations that you will encounter during your time at Hertford.

First, there are College-only examinations called Collections that you sit at the beginning of each term. These examinations relate to work you have done in the preceding term. They do not form part of your final degree classification. They are, however, important opportunities to gain valuable practice in examinations. They also provide material upon which your tutors can gauge academic progress when writing references.

Secondly, there are First Public Examinations that students sit at the end of Hilary Term of the first year. These are called Law Moderations and papers are taken in three subjects: Constitutional Law, Criminal Law, and Roman Law. You are required to pass these examinations to proceed in your degree. It is also possible to achieve a Distinction in Law Moderations if you achieve first class marks in two of your papers.

Finally, your eventual degree classification will be determined by your Finals examinations that are sat in the final term of your final year. You will sit nine three-hour examinations and this will be based upon the work you have done following successful completion of Law Moderations.