The subject matter experts at The Exams Office are producing a series of exam-related articles for the 2020/21 academic year, focusing upon leading edge practice, hints, tips and guidance

October 2020 Ten areas for consideration when conducting examinations during the 2020/2021 academic year
September 2020 The Exams Office contribution to the summer 2020 awarding process and looking ahead to the 2020/21 academic year


Arrangements for summer 2020

Updates from The Exams Office

1. Statement – 23 March 2020

2. Summary of Ofqual information Summer 2020 grading – 03 April 2020

3. Summary of Ofqual information Summer 2020 awarding – 20 April 2020

4. Summary of Ofqual information Summer 2020 awarding update – 22 May 2020

5. Summary of Ofqual information Summer 2020 awarding update – 30 June 2020



The subject matter experts at The Exams Office produced a series of exam-related articles for the 2019/20 academic year

The articles below provide hints, tips and advice for Exams Officers and will help centres meet JCQ requirements*

August 2020 Considering health and safety during the conducting of examinations
July 2020 Student data – Sharing grades and rankings (updated 03/08/2020 with further clarity from ICO)
July 2020 Sharing examination results with third parties and parents (reviewed and updated since first publication in 2018/19)
July 2020 Summer 2020 awarding – Preparing for results day(s) and appeals
June 2020 The issues faced in delivering an autumn exam series
May 2020 Representing the exams officer community
April 2020 Tasks for exams officers to undertake in April and May
March 2020 The Exams Office Winter 2020 Conferences – JCQ and Ofqual presentations
February 2020 Senior leaders/line managers – supporting your exams officer in managing exams entries in your centre
January 2020 How senior leaders should manage exams in their centre
December 2019 Exam entries – Gathering exams information
November 2019 JCQ Independent Malpractice Commission Report – what it means for centres and the exams officer community
October 2019 The importance of managing examinations effectively in your centre
September 2019 Exams planning for the new academic year

*the requirements as published in the JCQ 2019-2020 publications covering the period 1 September 2019-31 August 2020

The Exams Office takes no responsibility for any outcomes in centres as a result of the information provided on our website or within our documentation. It is the responsibility of schools/colleges to apply this information as they deem necessary within their own centre. You should always contact/refer to the relevant awarding body for the most accurate and up-to-date information regarding their qualifications.