The Exams Office has been developed by former Department for Education staff who have extensive experience in the field of exams management. They have also previously worked for the National Assessment Agency (NAA), Qualifications and Curriculum Development Agency (QCDA) and the Exams Delivery Support Unit (EDSU).
Their aim is to support Exams Officers in their everyday role with quality resources and a membership price which is affordable and represents excellent value for money.
The Exams Office has three core principles
The Exams Office was launched in February 2014 by its’ founders – Jugjit Chima (previously National Manager of EDSU’s Centre Support Field Team), Nicholas Marr (previously Head of Exams Officer Training at EDSU) and Jean Passmore (previously Centre Support Officer at EDSU). They are supported by ex-EDSU Centre Support Officers and serving Exams Officers.
|The Exams Office was formed to support the exams officer community after informing and consulting the Department for Education|
Numerous focus groups were held before devising the support offering provided by The Exams Office…we listened to what the exams officer community wanted, and we hope that we have delivered a support offering which helps every exams officer in their everyday role
- The Exams Office is truly independent and funded solely by the individuals who formed it and annual membership fees. Unlike other organisations/associations, no financial backing has been sought or received from the government, awarding bodies or any other organisations.
- The Exams Office works with key organisations such as the Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ) and the major awarding bodies to deliver high quality support for both new and experienced exams officers throughout the year
- The Exams Office has no association, or affiliation, with the International Examinations Officers’ Association (or it’s foundation organisation the Examination Officers’ Association)
- The Exams Office is the only independent exams support organisation in the country which works in association with Ofqual, JCQ and all of the leading awarding bodies – OCR, Pearson/Edexcel, AQA, WJEC, NCFE and Cambridge Assessment International Education
As of summer 2018, over 3200 centres have an active membership to The Exams Office – making us the largest independent exams support group in the UK