The Exams Office’s winter and summer conferences are the only national events attended by key stakeholders including the Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ) and the major awarding bodies. Over 2,500 exams officers attended our 2019 Winter and Summer Conferences.

 

The Exams Office is the only organisation which offers these free-to-attend* conferences to the exams officer community

 

Conference content is tailored specifically to meet the needs of exams officers and supporting our members in their everyday role. This includes national networking opportunities, high quality, experienced speakers, interactive workshops, the latest awarding body/JCQ information to prepare exams officers for the summer exam series and beyond, providing practical advice, hints and tips.

 

The conferences include keynote speeches, presentations and workshops from experts in the field of exams administration and management, with a focus upon guidance and good practice hints and tips.

 

Delegates can select the workshops they would like to attend via the booking form. Refreshments and buffet lunch are provided. A range of exams-related exhibitors are also in attendance.

 

Members of The Exams Office can attend a winter conference and a summer conference as part of their membership *

 

*One free place per member centre is available on a first come, first served basis. Please note that only those with an up-to-date paid membership with The Exams Office at the time of booking and at the time of the event will be eligible for a free place. Booking windows will close once all places are taken.

Please note: As set out at the time of booking any cancellations made within 14 days of the conference date will be subject to a £50.00 administration fee. At this stage, delegate numbers will have been agreed with the venues and will be chargeable. An invoice will be raised and sent for prompt payment. Only in exceptional circumstances and with supporting evidence will this fee be waived.

 

 

The Exams Office’s conferences are supported by Exams Training

Conference presentations

 

All presentations will be available in pdf format to members after the completion of the final conference:

  • Ofqual update
  • JCQ update
  • The Exams Office – Exam policies and using the Exam Policy Generator
  • AQA – Malpractice, centre inspection and you
  • Pearson – A guide to special requirements
  • OCR – Back to the future: Reviewing the summer 2019 series to help prepare for summer 2020

Winter and Summer Conferences

 

Winter Conferences 2020

Location & Venue Date Venue Address Status
Bristol

Ashton Gate Stadium

Thursday 9 January 2020 Ashton Road

Bristol

BS3 2EJ

Event held
Manchester

Old Trafford Football Ground

Friday 17 January 2020 Sir Matt Busby Way

Stretford

Manchester

M16 0RA

FULLY BOOKED
Leeds

Hilton Leeds City

Friday 24 January 2020

Neville St

Leeds

LS1 4BX

FULLY BOOKED
Coventry

Ricoh Arena

Friday 31 January 2020 Judds Lane

Coventry

CV6 6GE

Email 

conference@theexamsoffice.com

to book your place

London

The Kia Oval

Tuesday 4 February 2020 Surrey County Cricket Club

Kennington

London

SE11 5SS

FULLY BOOKED
London

The Kia Oval

Wednesday 5 February 2020 Surrey County Cricket Club

Kennington

London

SE11 5SS

FULLY BOOKED

The standard agenda for the Winter 2020 events will be as follows:

    • 08:30: Registration opens
    • 09:30: Conference welcome and introduction
    • 10:00: Workshop session 1
    • 11:00: Break
    • 11:30: Workshop session 2
    • 12:30: Lunch
    • 13:30: Workshop session 3
    • 14:30: Break
    • 14:45: Ofqual update
    • 15:30: Delegate prize draw
    • 15:45: Close

Please see delegate information letters below:

Please note: Those driving to Ashton Gate in Bristol should use postcode ‘BS3 2LQ‘. This is a change to the letter above

Each delegate will be given a hard copy delegate information letter on arrival, but delegates may wish to print their own copies beforehand to assist with travel to the venue and navigating the events space on arrival.

 

Summer Conferences 2020

Location & Venue Date Venue Address Status
Leeds

Hilton Leeds City

Thursday 2 July 2020 Neville St

Leeds

LS1 4BX

Booking window will open in May 2020
London

The Kia Oval

Thursday 9 July 2020 Surrey County Cricket Club

Kennington

London

SE11 5SS

Booking window will open in May 2020