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 3,000 exams officers are expected to attend 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.

 

 

The Exams Office’s conferences are supported by Exams Training

Winter and Summer Conferences

 

Summer Conferences 2019

Location & Venue Date Venue Address Status
London – Grand Connaught Rooms Monday 1 July 2019 61-65 Great Queen St,
WC2B 5DA
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Leeds – Marriott Hotel Monday 8 July 2019 Trevelyan Square, Boar Lane,
LS1 6ET
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Winter Conferences 2020

Location & Venue Date Venue Address Status
Bristol – Ashton Gate Stadium Thursday 9 January 2020 Ashton Road, Bristol, BS3 2EJ Booking window will open in October 2019
Manchester – Old Trafford Football Ground Friday 17 January 2020 Sir Matt Busby Way, Stretford, Manchester M16 0RA Booking window will open in October 2019
Leeds – Hilton Leeds City Friday 24 January 2020

Neville St, Leeds LS1 4BX

Booking window will open in October 2019
Coventry – Ricoh Arena Friday 31 January 2020 Judds Lane, Coventry, CV6 6GE Booking window will open in October 2019
London – The Kia Oval Tuesday 4 February 2020 Surrey County Cricket Club, Kennington, London, SE11 5SS Booking window will open in October 2019
London – The Kia Oval Wednesday 5 February 2020 Surrey County Cricket Club, Kennington, London, SE11 5SS Booking window will open in October 2019

 

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

Summer Conferences 2019 – London and Leeds

 

Agenda (timings are approximate)

  • 08:30   Registration opens
  • 09:15   Conference welcome
  • 09:30   Ofqual update
  • 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   JCQ update
  • 15:30   Delegate prize draw
  • 15:50   Close

 

Workshops

Delegates can select three workshops at each conference from the following:

Organisation Workshop title
Capita SIMS News of changes in SIMS for the summer release of Exams and other areas of the software, plus an update on the development of the next generation of exam software
Ex-SLT member Working with your SLT to effectively deliver exams in your centre – strategies in acquiring SLT support to help exams officers succesfully complete key tasks and meet deadlines
Geraldine Jozefiak Communicating with colleagues and building mindful relationships at work.  Using Mindfulness to get the best results for all concerned (including a period of relaxation and letting go, through meditation)
OCR Unravelling results: Ever felt confused about how different qualification types operate? In this session we will provide key information and updates to help you better manage results for OCR’s GCSEs and A Levels, Cambridge Nationals and Cambridge Technicals qualifications
Pearson Working with you
The Exams Office Managing and training your invigilator team – including evaluating performance in this summer’s exams series, recruiting new invigilators, job descriptions, interview questions, training to meet JCQ requirements

 

Confirmed exhibitors

 

Venue websites