Monthly Exams Update

A free-to-access monthly update for exams office staff detailing the main exams-related tasks for the month, together with 'What's new' and 'Reminders' from The Exams Office

March 2018 - Monthly Exams update (free to download)

For previous month's exams update, please see our Exams Updates Archives page.

Download the March 2018 exams update (see link above) for more details on the following:

Message to our members

Key tasks (for March)

As tasks vary dependent on the qualifications taken within your centre, the information contained in this update is issued for guidance only. This may not be a comprehensive list of exams-related tasks that need to be underetaken in your centre.

Key documents (a reminder of those added during February)

Key documents (to be added during March)

Key exam dates

Exams Timetable Tool

See our 'Exams Timetable Tool' - an online tool which can be filtered to identify exams taking place during the 2017/18 academic year. Click the logo below in early September to acquire the confirmed exam timetables from OCR, Pearson, WJEC & AQA.

A spreadsheet containing 2017/18 exam dates will also be available on the 'Exams Timetable Tool' page of our website from 1 September (this is available to members only).

Key Dates Calendar

Our 'Key Dates Calendar' is an online tool which lists the exam dates and deadlines as issued by the JCQ, OCR, Pearson, AQA and WJEC. Click the logo below in early September to acquire this key information in one, easy-to-use, time-saving tool.

A spreadsheet containing 2017/18 exams dates and deadlines will also be available on the 'Key Dates Calendar' page of our website from 1 September.

Provisional Summer 2019 Exams Timetable Tool 

Our 'Provisional Summer 2019 Exams Timetable Tool', will be available in March 2018 by clicking the logo below.

The 'Provisional Summer 2019 Exams Timetable Tool' will contain the summer 2019 provisional exams timetable from the 4 major awarding organisations - OCR, Pearson/Edexcel. AQA and WJEC.

Network map

In conjunction with OCR, The Exams Office have launched an exams 'Network Map'. It lists over 100 network groups across England. For information of a network group near to you, click on the map below.

Professional Development Programme

Information on our free-to-attend (for members) Professional Development Conferences

These conferences forming part of our Professional Development Programme are held in January and July across England. 


The latest training events for exams officers and senior leaders and invigilator training

Awarding Body/Key stakeholder updates

  • JCQ - Latest news, information and guidance
  • Ofqual - Latest news and consultations
  • A2C - Latest news and information
  • OCR - monthly update, training and customer support
  • Pearson/Edexcel - weekly update round-up and training
  • AQA - monthly update and key online information
  • WJEC - Online information 

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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