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

2018/19 Conferences

For the 2018/19 academic year The Exams Office will be hosting the following conferences

 

Winter conferences 2019

Location & Venue Date Venue Address Status
London
(Grand Connaught Rooms)
10 January 61-65 Great Queen St,
WC2B 5DA
FULL
London
(Grand Connaught Rooms)
11 January 61-65 Great Queen St,
WC2B 5DA
FULL
Leeds
(Marriott Hotel)
18 January

Trevelyan Square, Boar Lane,
LS1 6ET

FULL
Manchester
(Radisson Blu Edwardian)
25 January Peter Street,
M2 5GP
FULL
Bristol
(Bristol Hotel)
1 February Prince St,
BS1 4QF
FULL
Birmingham
(International Convention Centre)
8 February Centenary Square,
B1 2EA
FULL

 


Summer Conferences 2019

Location & Venue Date Venue Address Status
London
(Grand Connaught Rooms)
1 July 61-65 Great Queen St,
WC2B 5DA
Booking window opens May 2019
Leeds
(Marriott Hotel)
8 July Trevelyan Square, Boar Lane,
LS1 6ET
Booking window opens May 2019

Winter conferences 2019

 

Agenda (timings are approximate)

  • 08:30   Registration opens
  • 09:30   Conference welcome
  • 09:40   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
  • 15:15   Panel Q&As
  • 15:45   Delegate prize draw
  • 16:00   Close

 

Workshops

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

Organisation Workshop title
AQA We’re here and we’re listening
OCR Contingency and beyond: a scenario based session looking at managing the ‘what ifs’ in relation to both the JCQ regulations and OCR processes
Pearson Dealing with malpractice
The Exams Office Invigilator training and assessment module – live demonstration
The Exams Office New exams officers: Key tasks in preparation for the Summer 2019 exams series…and understanding exam terminology

 

Delegates attending the Manchester or London conferences will also be able to select the following workshop:

Cambridge International Assessment Education    Administering Cambridge International Assessment Education examinations

 

Confirmed exhibitors

 

Delegate letters

 

Venue websites