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Welcome to TheExamsOffice.org

Supporting exams officers in their everyday role

Welcome to The Exams Office - supporting exams officers and data staff in their everyday roles

The Exams Office has replaced the support previously provided by the Department for Education - such as the Exams Timetable Tool to help exams officers construct bespoke centre and student exams timetables 

We are an independent organisation offering the most comprehensive support available for new and experienced exams officers

To gain instant access to the 'members-only' sections of our website please acquire a centre membership to The Exams Office today

To reveal our commitment to the exams officer community, The Exams Office vows to hold membership rates at £95 (+vat) for renewing members in 2015/16
Click on the links below for our weekly updates:

Why join The Exams Office?

The Exams Office is delivering a new era of Exams Officer/Data Manager support - we are filling the gap left by the Department for Education in support for the exams officer community.

The Exams Office is managed by ex-DfE staff with expertise in exams management and administration. 

The Exams Office works with all key stakeholders - including the major awarding bodies and JCQ - to deliver practical, everyday support to the exams officer community.

The Exams Office not only offers support for Exams Officers. From September 2014, we expanded to provide resources and monthly/termly updates for Data and Assessment Managers/staff.

We have enhanced our support offering for the 2014/15 academic year. From September 2014, we are offering:

The Exams Office is the only exams-related organisation which offers this level of support to exams officers

To ensure that we meet your needs, and that membership to The Exams Office is a good use of your school/college budget, compare what we offer to other exams organisations. If we meet your needs and support you in your everyday role, save you time and will save your school/college money, then please join The Exams Office today by submitting a membership form for immediate access.

The Exams Office meets the everyday needs of the exams officer community

Here are some of the comments we have received from exams officers about our support:

'Just want to say what a fantastic resource this website is. I've been in this role for almost 6 years and can honestly say this is the best 'aide' ever. Many thanks and keep up the excellent work'
 
Claire, Exams Officer at The Banovallum School, Horncastle
 
'Thank you so much for The Exams Office website. I use it regularly and find it incredibly useful. Keep up the good work please!'
 
Jackie King, Exams Officer, Malvern, Worcestershire

The Exams Office also works in partnership with the major awarding bodies. We have signed an agreement to work closely with OCR and Pearson/Edexcel, which includes a reduced membership fee to The Exams Office for any schools/colleges engaging in OCR or Pearson/Edexcel qualifications.

OCR released the following statement about the partnership with The Exams Office;

'As part of OCR's commitment to providing high quality support to the teaching and exam support staff in centres, we are pleased to announce we will be working in partnership with The Exams Office. This partnership will extend the existing range of support available to exam support staff and will help to ensure that this key role is fully informed in an ever changing environment. We are excited to be collaborating with The Exams Office and look forward to the year ahead.'

How do I become a member of The Exams Office?

To acquire membership to The Exams Office, please visit our Membership page.

A 12-month membership is £195 (plus VAT), however, if you:

  • Engage in any Pearson/Edexcel qualifications
  • Engage in any OCR qualifications
  • Have attended - or are booked onto - any Regional Training Agency event in 2014/15

You will eligible for a discounted 12-month membership of £95 (plus VAT)

This is a centre membership, and therefore, can be utilised by an exams office assistant, your Data Manager/staff and members of your Senior Leadership Team.

The Exams Office meets the needs of new and experienced exams officers, and data staff with practical everyday support.

We urge all exams officers to compare our support with that offered by other organisations, and decide if our day-to-day support is what you need to fulfil your role

We are confident that once you join The Exams Office, you will find that we deliver on our core principles which are to:

  • produce quality support materials produced by a team of exams/data experts,
  • save you time in your everyday role,
  • ease pressure on your school budget.

The Exams Office takes no responsibility for any outcomes in schools/colleges 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.


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