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If exams officers need to contact JCQ regarding exams administration related queries, please email centresupport@jcq.org.uk  to ensure that both parties have a written record – for other queries see contact details here

Supporting Exams Officers

The Exams Office again welcomed JCQ to our Winter 2020 National Exams Officer Conferences

JCQ recent news and key updates

(27/03/2020) JCQ consultation on banning all watches in examinations from the summer series 2021 extended until noon on Friday 30 October 2020

See JCQ information relating to the summer 2020 series and autumn 2020 series here

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JCQ – Exams Office

Within this section of the JCQ website you will find the most essential JCQ and JCQCIC documents which will help you in your role as an exams officer. This section has been structured in line with the key activities of the exam cycle, ranging from key dates, access arrangements, conducting exams to results and post results services.

Centres delivering JCQ member awarding body qualifications which come under common arrangements must conduct exams and assessments in accordance with JCQ’s regulations, guidance and instructions which include:

Access Arrangements and Reasonable Adjustments (last published 14 August 2020)

A guide to the special consideration process (last published 14 August 2020)

Note that any queries regarding special consideration must be directed to the relevant awarding body and not to JCQ

General Regulations for Approved Centres (last published 18 July 2019)

Instructions for Conducting Examinations (ICE) (last published 18 July 2019)

Instructions for conducting coursework (last published 14 August 2020)

Instructions for conducting non-examination assessments (last published 14 August 2020)

Suspected Malpractice Policies and Procedures (last published 22 October 2019) 

Note that any malpractice reports must be directed to the relevant awarding body and not to JCQ

JCQ videos

The Exams Office invited to join the Independent Commission into Malpractice…

Following the JCQ’s announcement in July 2018 of the launch of an independent industry-led Commission into examination malpractice chaired by Sir John Dunford, The Exams Office confirmed they would be contributing to the work of the Commission

The Exams Office was the only Exams Officer representative organisation invited to join the Commission

JCQ 2020/21 publications

Guidance regarding access arrangements when a candidate changes centre – Effective from 1 September 2020 (published August 2020)

Pre-Series Checklist and Exam Day Checklist – Effective from September 2020 (published August 2020)

Post Results Services Key Dates, January 2021 series (Wales and Northern Ireland) (published August 2020)

Checklist for invigilators (for written examinations) – Effective from September 2020 (published August 2020)

Instructions for conducting GCSE & GCE MFL Listening examinations – Effective from 1 September 2020 (published August 2020)

Exam Room Posters: Unauthorised items poster (published August 2020)

Information for candidates documents (published August 2020)

  • Information for candidates – Social Media (Effective from 1 April 2020)
  • Information for candidates – coursework 2020-2021
  • Information for candidates – non-examination assessments 2020-21
  • Information for candidates – on-screen tests 2020-21
  • Information for candidates – written exams 2020-2021

 

Online forms (published August 2020)

  • Guidance notes for overnight supervision of candidates with a timetable variation (Effective from 1 September 2020)
  • Guidance notes on alternative site arrangements 2020/21
  • Guidance notes concerning centre consortium arrangements  (Effective from 1 September 2020)
  • Guidance notes concerning transferred candidates for the academic year 2020/21
  • Guidance notes concerning Very Late Arrivals (Effective from 1 September 2020)

A guide to the special consideration process 2020/21 (published August 2020)

Access Arrangements and Reasonable Adjustments 2020/21 (published August 2020)

Important supplementary access arrangements guidance 2020/21 (published August 2020)

Key dates in the examination cycle, 2020/2021 (June 2020 and November 2020 examination series) (published 12/08/2020)

JCQ Appeals Booklet 2020 (published 07/08/2020)