International Exams Officer Conference 2019

Exams Training, in association with The Exams Office and Pearson, will be hosting a two-day exams conference in November 2019.

Please see event details below:

Dates: 17 & 18 November

Location: Dubai

Venue: Le Meridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre, Airport Road, PO Box 10001, Dubai

Cost: £595 per delegate – this includes free access to The Exams Office website to 30 July 2020 (from the point of payment of invoice)

An additional delegate from your centre may attend for an additional £200.


All delegates will receive a free copy of the 2019/2020 JCQ Instructions for conducting examinations (ICE) booklet

International Exams Officer Conference 2019

Date and Venue

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Le Meridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre, Dubai 17 & 18 November Airport Road, PO Box 10001, Dubai BOOK NOW

Content – Day 1

(subject to change)


Understanding JCQ exam changes for the 2019/2020 academic year

A comprehensive review of the JCQ exam changes relating to AQA and Pearson qualifications for the new academic year. Our team of exams experts will help delegates interpret the changes and the impact upon their centre.

Delegates will also have an opportunity to discuss the changes with fellow delegates and consider how to implement these within their centre.



The Exams Office’s online tools and modules

A guide to using The Exams Office’s online tools and modules including our:

  • Invigilator Training and Assessment modules
  • New Exams Officer Induction module
  • Senior Leaders’/Line Manager training and assessment module
  • Exam Year Review module
  • Exam Policy Generator


Understanding Cambridge International exam changes for the 2019/20 academic year

A brief guide to the major regulation changes relating to Cambridge Assessment International Education (previously Cambridge International Examinations) examinations.

Content – Day 2

(subject to change)

Managing exams in your centre

The following areas will be covered:

  • Dealing with malpractice
  • Training and managing your invigilation team
  • Risk assessment/contingency planning – exam and non-exam time
  • Exam-related policies
  • Roles and responsibilities


Planning for the 2019/2020 academic year

A session which helps exams officers (new and experienced) to plan for the academic year, and address some of the key exam areas, including:

  • The ‘Exams Cycle’
  • Building an exams plan
  • Information gathering
  • Storing confidential exam materials
  • Planning for access arrangements
  • Rooming, seating and timetabling
  • Briefing candidates, parents and staff
  • Exam time



Once again, we are delighted to be joined by colleagues from Scanning Pens.

Delegates will have the opportunity to meet and speak with their product experts to discuss how their products could assist your students and save your centre time and cost.

In the meantime, please visit the Scanning Pens website here.

Of particular interest will be the C-Pen Exam Reader pen scanner. The Exam Reader has been approved by The Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ) for use in exams. This means students who have reading difficulties such as dyslexia can independently take exams knowing that they can read and understand the questions.  No special access arrangements are required.