Key documents & resources 2019/20

The exams management and administration process that needs to be undertaken for each exam series is often referred to as the exam cycle and relevant tasks required within this grouped into the exam cycle stages:

  • Planning
  • Entries
  • Pre-exams (exam preparation)
  • Exam time
  • Results and Post-Results

Key documents are provided as guides, checklists and templates divided into the stages of the exam cycle, supporting exams officers in understanding when these could be useful during the exam process

Additional key documents – an exams review guide (and templates) and exam policy templates – are also provided

Guides provide overviews of processes and regulations, highlight key tasks and promote good practice; checklists provide a means of self-assessment; templates provide a starting point for undertaking/completing a key task or process and may be customised for use in a centre

Additional resources are also provided to further support exams officers in their everyday role

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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.