1. A suitable room in which the examination can take place. The room should be bright, warm, in a quiet part of the building, and have sufficient space for candidates to perform their pieces.
  2. A suitable table and chair for the examiner.
  3. A list of candidates and their grades.
  4. For junior candidates, where poems are short, a copy of each of the poems, so that the examiner may ask appropriate questions.
  5. Water and a glass.
  6. An occasional offer of tea/ coffee, and perhaps some biscuits.
  7. A light lunch (a roll or sandwich/ tea or coffee) if the examination is to last into the afternoon.
  8. Well-prepared candidates!
  9. Report sheets to be handed to them by the candidates in good condition.